Danish Representative UNESCO IFIP WG 14.7 Art & Entertainment (External organisation)

Brooks, A. L. (Member)

Activity: MembershipsMembership of committees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar


IFIP Aim -
Encourage and assist development, exploitation and application of information technology (IT); stimulate, encourage and participate in its research, development and application; foster international cooperation in the field; provide a meeting place for national societies to discuss and plan action on issues of international significance; pay special attention to needs of developing countries and assist them in obtaining optimum benefit from information technology; promote professionalism, incorporating high standards of ethics and conduct among practitioners; provide a forum for assessing social consequences of IT applications; campaign for safe development and use of IT and protection from abuse through its improper application; foster and facilitate cooperation between academics, industry and governmental bodies; represent the interests of users; provide a vehicle for work on international aspects of IT development and application including preparatory work for generating international standards; contribute to formulation of education and training needs of practitioners, users and the public at large. - See more at: http://ngo-db.unesco.org/r/or/en/1100044286#sthash.4xerdaMG.dpuf

Official Relation United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)* (Ros); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)* (Consultative Status); United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)*. - See more at: http://ngo-db.unesco.org/r/or/en/1100044286#sthash.4xerdaMG.dpuf 164 EX/ONG/2 (April 2002): During the period under consideration, IFIP has maintained excellent cooperation with the Communication and Information Sector and the Education Sector. With the latter, it was closely involved in activities linked to information technology, distance education and the application of the new information technologies, contributing to the production of several reference works including the UNESCO/IFIP Curriculum for Secondary Schools, translated into several languages. IFIP took part in meetings of the Communication and Information Sector on the new information technologies and is involved in the preparations for the World Information Summit (2003). With regard to its obligations as a partner admitted to formal relations, the Federation contributed to the sexennial report and replied to the Director-General’s consultations on the C/4 and C/5 documents. Its collective cooperation was vigorous and highly appreciated. It took an active part in strengthening the mechanisms established by the 1995 Directives, in particular in its capacity as member of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee, whose website it helped to create. Its interest in the impact of the new information technologies and the strengthening of cooperation with developing countries make it an essential partner in the implementation of the Organization’s programmes in this field. IFIP evaluation made by IFIP: IFIP highly values its relationship and cooperation with UNESCO. This relationship has undergone a very positive development in recent years. UNESCO, as an intergovernmental organization with a mandate in the field of communications and information, and IFIP, as a global professional alliance of national and international computer societies and research institutions, offer a mix of environments which can initiate and organize important activities and recommendations. IFIP is dedicated to enhance the visibility of UNESCO activities and programs via its information and communication channels and expects UNESCO to reciprocate. The World Computer Congresses and other major IFIP series of conferences fall within UNESCO's competence and it is important to assess and introduce links within the programs of the two organizations so as to integrate activities and resources, and harness useful spin-offs. The IFIP Publications series are valued as leading specialized literature for IT professionals and practitioners and their wider availability and access via the UNESCO channels may turn into a serious contribution to development. The continuation of project work within the established UNESCO-IFIP curriculum development series and in other areas, consultations and expert assistance are important activities, which deserve further support. This process of future contacts and cooperation could benefit from a comprehensive UNESCO-IFIP Cooperation Agreement identifying spheres activities and projects and making it possible for both organizations to commit resources for development over a longer period of time. For IFIP, which has worldwide operations based primarily on volunteer work but with a small central office with limited financial and staff resources, it is very important to ensure that any cooperation arrangements are well streamlined with regard to administration. In developing IFIP-UNESCO initiatives and projects it is important to be sensitive to this fact and to avoid a high overhead of administration which might slow down a more pragmatic relationship. - See more at: http://ngo-db.unesco.org/r/or/en/1100044286#sthash.4xerdaMG.dpuf
Period13 Jan 201431 Dec 2020
Held atDanish Representative UNESCO IFIP WG 14.7 Art & Entertainment
Degree of RecognitionInternational


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