ESCAP launched a new study on the State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific, which uncovers the widening broadband divide in the region. Broadband connectivity is a critical foundation for the digital economy and sustainable development.
As governments transition towards e-government in Asia and the Pacific, there is growing acknowledgement of the role that e-government could play to harness ICTs for women’s empowerment and gender equality.
Worldwide there are more than one billion persons with disabilities. Their existence is impeded by inadequate legal frameworks to protect their rights and a lack of financial and human resources to carry out their activities related to basic needs.
Stephen Sheehan, programme officer at the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) talks about the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway and how ICT is a force of regional integration.