Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID)

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2006-06-19 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


19 Jun 2006, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), at the initiative of Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), resulting from the United Nations ICT Task Force, set up 2001 with a 4-year mandate. Functions under the auspices of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC. Full title: Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development.


Respond to the need and demand for an inclusive global forum and platform for cross-sectoral policy dialogue, conducted in an open, multi-stakeholder and transparent manner, on the use of ICT for enhancing the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals, notably reduction of poverty.


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Strategy Council of 60 members. Steering Committee, comprising Chairman and several Co-Chairmen representing major constituencies, plus the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and the Executive Coordinator of the Secretariat ex officio. Group of High-level Advisers; Network of Champions; Regional Networks; Communities of Expertise (thematic groups). Secretariat.


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