Ibero-America discusses fostering technology

Representatives from the private and public sectors in Ibero-American countries are in El Salvador debating policies that will promote the use of communication technologies to further development.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The "III Ibero-American Encounter on the United Nations Millennium Objectives and the ICT" gathers representatives from government, from multilateral organizations and from telecommunications companies. The sub-director of Economic Affairs of SEGIB, Argentinean Federico Poli, explained that at the event they will discuss the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as tools to achieve better levels of development and to break the breach of inequality that exists in the various countries of the region.

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