Thailand - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) website of the entity
Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Second Session, 24 - 26 November 2010, Bangkok, Thailand website of the activity
The second session of the Committee on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) was held from 24 to 26 November 2010 at the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand. It was organized by the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Committee highlighted the importance of information and communications technology (ICT) as a fundamental enabler in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and the targets of the World Summit on the Information Society as well as implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action, and enhancing economic development and poverty reduction efforts across all sectors and economies of Asia and the Pacific. It stressed the important role of broadband technologies in socio-economic development in the region, while acknowledging the need to bridge the emerging digital divide in broadband access.