[Ossm-members] Microsoft and UNESCO

Новица Наков novica at bagra.org
Sat Nov 20 13:39:31 UTC 2004

Microsoft and UNESCO Announce Joint Education And Community Development 

Global Collaboration Aims to Promote Digital Inclusion in Developing Countries

PARIS — 17 Nov 2004 — To support their common goals of promoting socioeconomic 
development round the world, Microsoft Corp. and the United Nations 
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today announced a 
cooperation agreement that will help increase access to information and 
communication technologies (ICT) and ICT skills training in underserved 
communities. At a formal signing ceremony in Paris, Koïchiro Matsuura, 
UNESCO’s director general, and Bill Gates, Microsoft’s chairman and chief 
software architect, outlined details of the agreement. Under the alliance, 
UNESCO and Microsoft will collaborate on programmes that focus on the 
specific needs of developing countries round the globe.



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