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    Egypt's "Internet Safety Project" Gains International Recognition in Geneva

    Date published: 27 September 2007

    Egypt's "Internet Safety Project" gained the appraisal and recognition of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) world experts at the "Youth and ICT as Agents for Change" forum held from September 24 – 26 in Geneva.
     
    Egyptian representatives contributed to discussions of the international event by presenting 12 issues related to the "Internet Safety Project" like ICT in education and health as well as the development wheel driven by the Egyptian youth.

    The Egyptian point of view considers that "promoting the ‘Culture of Peace’ is the responsibility of everyone and that youth are the partners of the future and have the capacity to promote change; from a world that suffers from injustice and fear into a world of fairness and peace.


    "Internet Safety Project" was launched on September 1st in Sharm el-Sheikh, on the sidelines of the International Youth Forum for Peace.
     
    The project, which is the first of its kind in the region, is a means to empower the use of ICT to spread a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and dialogue among youth. It also aims to protect the children from the misuse of the internet.
     
    The "Youth and ICT as Agents for Change" is organized by the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT Development (UN GAID). The forum brought together policy-makers, high-ranking government officials, representatives from the private sector and civil society, UN agencies and other stakeholders, uniting agents for change in an open discussion on technology's role in advancing people's lives.






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