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Background​​

​The Broadband Commission for Digital Development was launched by Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the ITU, and Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, in May 2010 in response to the call by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, to step up UN effor​ts to help accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Its main aim is to highlight the importance of broadband in helping boost achievement of the MDGs. It unites senior policy-makers and top executives from the telecommunication industry in a bid to extend the benefits of high-speed Internet to people around the world. To focus the work of this influential set of leaders, the Commission established eight Working Groups on various key thematic areas.​​

Outcomes





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 Lapland Statement

​ Obj​ectives
  • ​​​This Working Group aims to highlight the opportunities associated with e-government and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the future development of broadband.​​​
​ Activities
  • ​​WG-EGov held its inaugural meeting in Levi, Finland, on 5 March 2011.​​​
 ​Press Releases
  • ​​​No press releases​