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Digital Skills Insights: ITU drives skills debate to help ensure that existing inequalities are not exacerbated, and everyone can profit fully from the benefits of digital transformation
13 October 2020
- New insights call for an urgent need to develop the global skills needed to address new risks, new jobs and new technologies
ITU and EIF join forces to reduce the digital gender divide in Burundi, Ethiopia and Haiti
07 September 2020
- The joint initiative seeks to leverage tech as a driver of entrepreneurial support for women
Global e-waste surging: up 21 per cent in 5 years
28 June 2020
- A record 53.6 million tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced globally in 2019 — the weight of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2; $57 billion in gold and other components discarded — mostly dumped or burned
ITU to hold Economic Experts Roundtable on COVID-19 and the digital economy
25 June 2020
- Experts to tackle the contribution of digital infrastructure to social and economic resilience during and after the pandemic
Frontier technologies are key tools to combat climate change
22 April 2020
- Latest ITU/UN report highlights potential of eight key technologies to meet Sustainable Development Goal 13
ICT industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent by 2030
27 February 2020
- ITU, GeSI, GSMA & SBTi set science-based pathway in line with Paris Agreement
WSIS Forum 2020: Media registration now open for world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community
12 February 2020
- 15th edition of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum aims at fostering digital transformation and global partnerships to achieve the SDGs
2020 AI for Good Global Summit to scale AI-powered problem solving for global impact
11 February 2020
- General registration now OPEN for the leading United Nations event on AI. Media registration to open on 3 March.
Kazakhstan to lead global school connectivity initiative in Central Asia
31 January 2020
- Country to lay the groundwork for new financing models, partners and digital tools to close the digital divide
New ITU data reveal growing Internet uptake but a widening digital gender divide
05 November 2019
- Some 4.1 billion people are now online, but in developing countries women’s Internet use is falling behind.

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