Infopoverty net OUR MISSION – Infopoverty is a common platform aiming at fighting poverty through the innovative use of the Information and Communication Technologies ICT, able to provide broadband services such as telemedicine, e-learning, e-government, etc. to disadvantaged communities. Infopoverty is a Programme born in the ambit of the United Nations and coordinated by OCCAM, the Observatory for Cultural and Audiovisual Communication created by UNESCO in 1997. The Infopoverty Programme involves more than 100 international institutions that have taken part, in various forms.

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Programme: The Infopoverty Programme was started by the first Infopoverty World Conference Conference, organized by OCCAM in 2001 at the instance of the European Parliament, UNESCO Mediterranean Programme, UNIC and other scientific and university institutions. Infopoverty is focused on the creation of digital villages in disadvantaged areas of the planet. (full text).

VII Infopoverty World Conference: helds the VII Infopoverty World Conference (“Towards a social use of the ICTs at the service of the Millennium Development Goals”) will be held on April 19 and 20 2007 at the UN Headquarters in New York, at the Politecnico and the Università Cattolica in Milan, at the ITU in Geneva, at UNESCO in Paris and in other seats connected by videoconference. IWC2007Draftprogram.

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