Online partnerships have great potential to narrow the information and communication gap that impedes access of the world’s poor to knowledge, funding, technology, partnerships and other development drivers. How can we strengthen ICT as a force for bring- ing people together and as a vehicle of development, rather than one that further divides people into ICT haves and have-nots? An paper, written by Amir Dossai, Executive Director, United Nations Fund for International Partnerships, expresses thanks to Maurice Strong, among others, for help in developing the article.
Maurice Strong at a press conference on 8 April 2003 on the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK): "Peace is necessary here...it's unthinkable, it would be horrendous for this to escalate into conflict," he added. "I'm satisfied that none of the parties want this, but all are prepared for it."
Go to UN News Centre for full report and video of press conference.