The report, “Towards Knowledge Societies,” launched today on the eve of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), analyses the increasingly important role played by knowledge in economic growth and advances that it can serve as a new springboard for development in the countries of the South.”Those countries and communities that don’t recognize this huge reliance on knowledge as a driving force will be left behind,” Elizabeth Longworth, Director of UNESCO’s Information Society Division, told a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York.She added that those countries and communities that recognize the importance of cognitive skills and make the resulting investment in education, lifelong learning and cultural facilities and in their research and innovation systems will prosper.Knowledge societies contribute to the well-being of individuals and communities, and encompass social, ethical and political dimensions while information societies are based on technological breakthroughs that risk providing little more than “a mass of indistinct data” for those who don’t have the skills to benefit from it, according to the report.An example of a successful “knowledge society” is Singapore, which started out as a developing country of shantytowns at independence and achieved economic growth rates that surpass those of most industrialized nations in just four decades by promoting education and creativity.The work is the first in a new series of UNESCO reports, to be published every two years, focusing on subjects at the heart of the Organization’s mission such as cultural diversity and sustainable development.
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A 70-year-old Essequibo Coast pensioner is now battling for his life at the Suddie Public Hospital after he was struck down on Wednesday morning while cycling on the Richmond Village Public Road, Essequibo Coast.Injured is Livan (only name given), called “Tuesday”, of Danielstown Village, Essequibo Coast.According to reports, the cyclist was struck about 07:30h by a 23-year-oldThe car that was involved in the accidentgoldsmith. Guyana Times was told that Livan was proceeding home from Anna Regina when he was struck by motor car PKK 6474, which was travelling in the opposite direction.He was picked up and rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital in an unconscious state and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with head injuries.When this publication visited the scene, a resident in the area revealed that a loud crash was heard and upon investigating, he saw Livan lying motionless on the roadway while the motor car had reportedly stopped in another lane. The pensioner was picked up and taken to the hospital. The driver of the car has since been taken into Police custody and has been assisting with the investigation.