Valdas Adamkus

HE Mr Valdas Adamkus

President of Lithuania from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2004 to 2009, H.E. Valdas Adamkus was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Construction of Knowledge Societies in September 2003, in recognition of his work to promote social development, cultural diversity, dialogue and international cooperation.

During his presidency, H.E. Valdas Adamkus promoted rapid modernisation of Lithuania and consistently worked for the implementation of this goal.

In his capacity as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Construction of Knowledge Societies, he supported the construction of knowledge societies from his experience throughout numerous events such as the Meeting on the Information Society, Building Knowledge Societies – from Vision to Action, held in December 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland.

In addition, he contributed to the success of the World Conference “Information and Communication Technologies for Capacity Building: Critical Success Factors”, held at UNESCO Headquarters in May 2005.

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