DESA, Digital Bridge to a Civil Society – ‘…a collective global good’

A digital bridge to civil society “Our times demand (…) a new constellation of international cooperation – governments, civil society and the private sector, working together for a collective global good”. In line with this statement of the UN Secretary-General, DESA and its UN partners continue to enhance their services to civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across the globe. Civil society and non-governmental organizations play a vital role as partners to the … [Read more...]

UN Women celebrates first Woman head of African Union Commission

Celebrating first Woman head of African Union Commission Statement by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women "UN Women welcomes the election of Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa as Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the first woman to hold the post. In taking this decision, African leaders took a step forward to advance women’s leadership and representation. It is well-known that women leaders bring their own unique perspective and insights to … [Read more...]

Information Technology vs. Computer Science, Lillian Decatur

Information Technology vs. Computer Science, Lillian Decatur   A strange phenomenon is happening today in technology: it’s evolving, it’s proliferating, and it’s changing the way people learn. But more than that, it’s creating a knowledge gap that’s affecting a certain demographic of people in the world. While the Internet is responsible for more global economic growth than renewable energy, mining, and agriculture, there are still hundreds of thousands of people who do not have access to a … [Read more...]

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