UN Official Calls for Utilizing ICT for the Peoples' Welfare.Summary: Mr. Sarbuland Khan, executive coordinator of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technology and Development (GAID GAID Global Alliance for ICT and Development ), stressed that new technologies could serve the United Nations in its mission to develop health and education sectors and reduce poverty levels worldwide.
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Khan Tackles UN's Role in Development at TAG-Business Forum
Mr. Sarbuland Khan, executive coordinator of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technology and Development (GAID), stressed that new technologies could serve the United Nations in its mission to develop health and education sectors and reduce poverty levels worldwide.
This call came during his lecture entitled en·ti·tle
tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: the "United Nation's Role in Development" at the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Talal Abu-Ghazaleh (Arabic: طلال أبوغزاله) is the Chairman and Founder of international Jordan-based group Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAGorg). Business Forum (TAG-Forum) / German-Jordanian University The German-Jordanian University (GJU) is one of the ten public universities in Jordan. After the practical idea of a joint university had developed over a period of several years, both Jordan and Germany started to put the project German-Jordanian University into practice in fall delivered on June 15, 2009, with the attendance of Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) is part of the United Nations Secretariat and is responsible for the follow-up to the major United Nations Summits and Conferences, as well as services to the Economic and Social Council and the Second and Third (UNDESA-GAID).
At the beginning of the lecture, Mr. Khan congratulated Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh for being appointed the new UNDESA-GAID Chairman.
"I am fully confident that Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh will succeed in leading the UNDESA-GAID towards progress and outstanding achievements," he said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Khan highlighted the important role the UN plays in assisting the underdeveloped un·der·de·vel·oped
Not adequately or normally developed; immature. countries all over the world through coordinating emergency relief efforts across the globe by working in close collaboration with national governments, non-governmental organizations “NGO” redirects here. For other uses, see NGO (disambiguation).
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a legally constituted organization created by private persons or organizations with no participation or representation of any government. (NGOs) and the private sector.
Moreover, he discussed various issues among which are development, education and ICT stating that ICT should be employed for the welfare of the nations by using it in boosting healthcare, creating new jobs and promoting innovation. High-ranking diplomats along with officials from the UN organizations, government and NGOs; in addition to media representatives attended the event.
During his twenty-four years of professional experience within the United Nations, Mr. Khan held several positions; he was the Director for the Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Mr. Khan directed the preparation of the Ministerial meeting of the Economic and Social Council on ICT for development and has been responsible for its follow-up and the establishment of the United Nations Information and Communication Technology Task Force.
The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), an initiative approved by the United Nations Secretary-General The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. The Secretary-General acts as the de facto spokesperson and leader of the United Nations. in 2006, was launched after comprehensive worldwide consultations with governments, the private sector, civil society, the technical and Internet communities and academia.
With its multi-stakeholder approach, the Alliance reaffirms the belief that a people-centered and knowledge-based information society is essential for achieving better life for all. 2009 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)
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