Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD

 

Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD

I would like to warmly congratulate all the winners and all participants in the 2014-15 World Summit Awards.

The expanding use of mobile phones is creating new domestic demand for mobile applications and services geared towards improving access to a variety of content. Locally developed apps for local markets are emerging fast in developing countries, offering news, practical information and content that supports social and community development.

We have a shared responsibility to ensure that advancements in the area of information and communications technologies make a difference for sustainable development. The content developed by the winners illustrates precisely this potential.