Cuba is awarded at the forum of the World Summit on the Information Society

GENEVA, 15 March. — Cuban institutions associated with inclusive access to computing and culture have today received champion status at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, which is taking place in this Swiss city.

The network of technology centers distributed throughout the island, the Joven Club de Computación y Electrónica and the online exhibition booking and sales service La Papeleta were honored at the annual event dedicated to the development of CMSI.

Joven Club de Computación y Electrónica CEO José Carlos Cruz received a certificate from International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Deputy Secretary General Thomas Lamanauskas and Cubarte Deputy Commercial Director Yanet Thoma, which was presented with a Bulletin presented by ITU Standardization Director Seizo Onoe.

The Club Móvil Joven Ecológico initiatives of Joven Club de Computación y Electrónica and La Papeleta competed in the ICT Infrastructure chapter.

Both projects are based on the principle of using modern information and communication technologies (ICT) to ensure the integration of society, facing the challenge of humanity to move towards sustainable development without crowding out people.

The Cuban delegation to the WSIS Forum, which takes place here from 13 to 17 March, is led by First Deputy Minister of Communications Wilfredo Gonzalez, who is accompanied by Cuba’s Ambassador to UN-Geneva, Juan Antonio Quintanilla.

The World Summit on the Information Society began under the auspices of the United Nations in two phases, Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005, with the priorities of helping to reduce the existing digital divide between developing and industrialized countries and promoting universal access to ICTs. .

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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