UN photo, Evan Schneider \ Dorte Olesen (third from right), GÉANT Board of Directors memberAt a ceremony in New York, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, took receipt of a proposal calling for the establishment? of a Technology Bank for the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - “Feasibility Study for a United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries”.

The study was approved by a high-level panel of 11 experts, one of whom was Dorte Olesen, a GÉANT Board of Directors member. Cathrin Stöver, GÉANT’s Chief International Relations and Communications Officer, also made a substantive contribution to the feasibility study and participated in the high-level panel’s final meeting held in Istanbul earlier this month in which the document was approved.” 

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Read GÉANT’s complete article at: http://www.geant.org/News_and_Events/Pages/UN_Technology_Bank_recognises_GEANT.aspx 

Download the “Feasibility Study for a UN Technology Bank for the LDCS” from: http://unohrlls.org/custom-content/uploads/2015/09/Feasibility-Study-for-a-United-Nations-Technology-Bank-for-the-Least-Developed-Countries.pdf 

Download the UN Technology Bank press release, from: http://unohrlls.org/custom-content/uploads/2015/09/Press-Release.-22.09.15-Technology-Bank-feasible-and-desirable-for-world%E2%80%99s-poorest-nations-FINAL.pdf