Technology, broadband and education: advancing the Education for All agenda

April 6, 2013

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development was launched by Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General
of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (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 efforts 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 comprises government leaders from around the world and top-level
representatives and leaders from relevant industries and international agencies and organizations concerned
with development. This report is the result of the work of the Broadband Commission Working Group on Education, chaired by Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.
More information about the Working Group on Education is available at: http://www.broadbandcommission.