UNESCO and TAG-Org Agree to Enhance Multilingualism and Internationalized Internet Domain Names


PARIS - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), the Jordanian-based international business services company, have agreed to develop an immediate action plan and prepare a strategy to enhance multilingualism and internationalized Internet Domain Names.

Both parties have recently signed a partnership agreement in Paris to promote Internet Domain Names in the Arabic script and work together to increase the availability of multilingual content on the Internet. In addition, they will work together on the building of inclusive knowledge societies and on the promotion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to support education, science and culture in the Arab region.

The agreement reflects the commitment of both TAG-Org and UNESCO to mobilize partners to build Arab knowledge societies, notably by increasing access to and measuring the use of ICT in different sectors of society and enhancing teacher training.

 “As the Arab region grows in importance, it is crucial to TAG-Org and its regional operations in the 71 offices worldwide, to provide a credible profile of data in Arabic and English on the state of the Arab countries on ICT in education, science, culture, communication, and commerce,” said Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Founder and Chairman of TAG-Org.

“The availability of such data will assist local governments, institutions, and international organizations to understand gaps in ICT and to take a leading role in developing ICT infrastructure and in building ICT capacity and capability for sustainment in the context of the changing global environment,” he added.

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