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Daniel Charles

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World Economic Forum and the Digital Divide
Feb 5, 2002

At the World Economic Forum, Kofi Annan's speech focused on asking the business community to help fight poverty and inequality throughout the world.

He said "Profits wisely invested can bring social benefits within reach - not only for the few - but for the many, and eventually for all."

He gave an interesting analogy comparing human beings to passengers on a small, strom-tossed boat called Earth, Mr Annan said: "If they are sick, we all risk infection, and if they are hungry, all of us can easily get hurt."

I wanted to give this background to what Kofi Annan next says, which is that the digital divide initiative is a powerful tool. Do we aggree?

For news coverage on Kofi Annans speech, visit BBC at http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1801000/1801468.stm

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