Microsoft Local Language Program

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Microsoft Local Language Program
As part of its long-term commitment to collaborate with local governments to provide them with the tools and technologies needed to realize the societal and economic benefits of the growing IT industry, Microsoft Corp. today announced the Local Language Program. The Local Language Program is a global initiative that fosters the development and proliferation of regional language groups, enabling them to preserve and promote their language and culture while benefiting from continuing IT advancements. Through this collaboration with local governments to offer citizens the ability to customize leading, value-based Microsoft® software applications with local language capabilities, people around the world will be able to work with PCs -- some for the first time -- in their native languages. Individuals will be able to build skills, open opportunities and realize overall IT progress.
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* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No