Volunteers Apply ICTs and Contribute to Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
People all over the world are contributing as volunteers in developing countries to apply and build others' capacities in information and communication technologies (ICT):
The United Nations Information Technology Service (UNITeS), led by the UN Volunteers programme, promotes volunteering as a fundamental element of successful ICT4D efforts, and promotes ICT as a tool for volunteers engaged in development. In conjunction with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), UNITeS is gathering and posting examples of such "ICT volunteering", and linking each to its relevant Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and MDG targets.
Many of these stories were gathered by online volunteers recruited through UN Volunteers' Online Volunteering service.
Browse through our collection of stories and see the myriad number of ways volunteers are applying ICT4D to help combat HIV/AIDS, ensure environmental health and stability, promote gender equality, and achieve other vital development goals.
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