|calendar>>October 21. 2013 Juche 102|
DPRK Delegate Calls for Establishing New Int'l Information, Communication Order
|Pyongyang, October 21 (KCNA) -- The DPRK delegate made a speech at the discussion on the agenda item concerning information-related issues at the 4th committee of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly on Oct. 17.
He said that information service is a powerful means promoting peace, security, social unity and sustainable development. Information and communication technology and means which should contribute to prosperity and civilization development common to mankind are still in the hands of some specified countries and the gap between the developed countries and developing countries is widening in the international information field, he added.
Noting that it is impossible to achieve justice and equality in the international relations as long as the present unfair international information order persists, he held attention should be paid to the following issues in the UN information service:
First, it is necessary to pay primary attention to the issue of establishing a new international information and communication order on the principles of respect for sovereignty, non-interference in other's internal affairs, impartiality and objectivity.
It is required to put an end to the high-handed practices of specified forces to quell the just voices by forcing their will and demands upon the developing countries, talking about "free spread of information".
To this end, it is important to take, first of all, measures to eliminate preponderance and imbalance in the volume of information distributed worldwide, one sidedness and selectivity in the contents of information and domination and master-servant relations in the information structure.
Second, it is important to improve capability of information and communication means in the developing countries.
In this regard, measures should be taken for the developed countries not to obstruct or restrict the access of the developing countries to the international information and communication technology, attaching no unreasonable conditionality to them.
The UN bodies and developed countries should set goals for helping the developing countries reinforce their information infrastructure and remove imbalance in the information and communication fields by boosting international cooperation including transfer of latest information and communication technology, investment and training of experts.
The DPRK government is making sustained efforts to develop national information by conducting the projects to round off infrastructure through development and introduction of latest mobile communication as required by the world trend of the rapidly developing information and communication technology.
The DPRK will as ever positively join the international community in its efforts to establish a new international information order and promote world peace, security, unity and sustainable development.
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