The United Nations have approved the launch of a Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development. The idea is to find a platform to secure and promote the achievements of some of the Millennium Goals.

The mission of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development will be to facilitate and promote such integration by providing a platform for an open, inclusive, multi-stakeholder cross-sectoral policy dialogue on the role of information and communication technology in development. It will thus contribute to linking the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society with the broader United Nations development agenda.

Press release here.