Ireland considers that, today
our societies are divided in new ways : rich societies do accede and use
technology to achieve their full potential while societies with no means
cannot. Therefore it is time to look at how the information society can
benefit to all. Ireland firmly believes that, in cooperation with private
sector, we can realize the power of technology.
Ireland developed a cooperation program with the poorest people in the
poorest countries of the world and is supporting their national ICTs
strategies. One of its ambitions is to achieve universal primary education
by 2015. Ireland wants to use its experience to support others who are
working with ICTs to reach development. It recognizes that, to bridge the
digital divide, “we need better governance, sound economic management, more
Overseas Development Aid, more debt relief, a fair World trade order and a
relentless focus on the fight against HIV / AIDS”.