H.E. Irina Bokova, Director-General UNESCO

Irina Bokova
Assistant Director-General for
UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector

I wish to congratulate each of the developers who have taken part in the WSA 2013. Each of you is a winner – a winner for inclusion and innovation, a winner for building stronger knowledge societies. We need precisely these kinds of initiatives, to harness the power of new information and communication technologies for more sustainable and just development. UNESCO’s position is clear – we must move forward together, by giving everyone an unhindered voice through new technologies and media, by respecting cultural and linguistic diversity, by promoting the rights, dignity and capacities of every woman and man.