Main Recommendation


"The [members of the panel] recommend bringing 'greater coherence and synergy' to the ICT activities currently undertaken by individual organizations of the UN system, including the World Bank [italics from Th.Ruddy], and by the European Union, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and numerous other multilateral and bi-lateral organizations.'"


The meeting of the high-level group followed up on three previous regional events:

October 1999 Africa Development Forum 1999: The challenge to Africa of globalization and the information age
June 2000 Brazil Latin American and Caribbean Seminar on Information Technology and Development
June 2000 New Delhi, India Regional Round Table on Information Technology and Development for the Asia and Pacific Region

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