Accession Number : ADP001454

Title :   The Role of the United Nations Development Programme in Promoting Informatics,

Corporate Author : UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Personal Author(s) : Dessau,Erling

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This paper focuses attention on three issues: first, development and informatics, second, the UN role in promoting informatics in support of development and third, a particular aspect of UN efforts and particularly the UNDP on setting up a development information network. The distinguished philospher from Denmark, Kierkegaard, has said that man shines his light forwards but understands, usually, only backwards. It is a question of whether we can break this vicious circle and provide tools to try to understand forwards also. The word development, it has often been said, is a delightful concept that nobody can really oppose. The root of the word development means unfolding. It is the realisation of the potential of the human race.

Descriptors :   *Information processing, *Technology transfer, *Industries, *Developing nations, Information transfer, Planning, United Nations, Resource management, Human resources, Self operation, Transfer of training, Education, Facilities, Decision making, Living standards, International relations, Cooperation, Industrial production, Automation, Computers, Telecommunications, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE