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Facebook Joins CTO


Facebook has joined the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) as an industry member.

“At Facebook, we look forward to working with other CTO members in promoting technology as a useful tool for greater economic and social inclusion,” said Simon Milner, Facebook’s Policy Director for EMEA. “We are also looking forward to further collaboration with the CTO on privacy and safety issues.”

In recent years, Facebook has participated in CTO events and high-level training seminars.

“The CTO is pleased to welcome Facebook as member, and we are confident that more regular engagement with the company will add value to the entire membership of the CTO,” said Lasantha De Alwis, ICT Development Director at the CTO.

The CTO offers practical support in the form of professional training, technical support and consultancy, research and advisory services as well as facilitating partnerships, through a four-tier membership structure.

About the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is the oldest and largest Commonwealth intergovernmental organisation in the field of information and communication technologies. Although our history can be traced back to 1901 with the establishment of the Pacific Cable Board, the organisation has only existed in its present form as an intergovernmental treaty organisation since 1967. With a diverse membership spanning developed and least developed countries, small island developing states, and more recently also the private sector and civil society, the CTO aims to become a trusted partner for sustainable development for all through ICTs.

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