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ITU and Microsoft to Collaborate on Achieving Development Goals

International Telecommunication Union

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June 2008: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Microsoft held

discussions on extending the collaboration between the two organizations to

help achieve development goals, inter

alia, through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

The

talks held at a meeting between Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and ITU

Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré, along with a high-level ITU delegation, also

centered on strengthening “cybersecurity” in order to build confidence in the

use of networks and emergency communications to mitigate the effects of natural

disasters, ICTs and climate change. [ITU Press Release]