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News | 11/21/2001 5:00 am EST

Industry Canada rep named to U.N. ICT task force
Industry Canada deputy minister Peter Harder has been appointed to a newly formed United Nations task force on information and communications technologies. The body will search out ways to help build universal interconnectivity to help bridge the global digital divide. The task force will work with partners such as regional development banks, international donors, and non-profit groups. The group will be expected to contribute to two upcoming U.N. summits on the information society to be held in 2003 and 2005. Harder was unavailable to comment on his role in the 43-member group, which includes the heads of some of the world’s largest ICT corporations, as well as various government representatives from nations both large and small. More details.

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