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    Internet Safety Project Kicks off in Sharm el Sheikh

    Date published: 1 September 2007

    The International Youth Forum witnessed today the launching ceremony of the Internet Safety Project in the city of peace, Sharm el Sheik. 

    The project aims at empowering the use of ICTs to spread a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and dialogue among youth. It aspires to set a new momentum for communication with the young generation and to empower their socioeconomic and political participation in their own communities.

    Distinguished guests and youth participants of the International Youth Forum; Youth Speak, We Listen, witnessed the launching event.

    A partnership agreement was signed between the International Telecommunication Union, the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development, Microsoft International, and Cisco Systems, and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt, to drive the project forward and activate it on the regional and international levels.

    The signing ceremony was witnessed and attended by Dr. Tarek Kamel, Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, H.E. Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, and signatories were Dr. Hoda Baraka, First Deputy to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Ebrahim Haddad, ITU Regional Representative signed on behalf of the ITU, as well as Dr. Sarbuland Khan, Executive Coordinator of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development to Mr. Jean Phillippe Courtois, President Microsoft International and Mr. Yasser el Kadi, Managing Director, Cisco Systems Middle East and Africa.

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