<<January 2, 2000>>

Ms. Barbara Wilson <Barbara.Wilson@itu.int>
Mr. Petko Kantchev <petko.kantchev@itu.int>
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Place des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 20

Dear Ms. Wilson and Mr. Kantchev:

(1) I am writing this at the kind introduction of Renato Cortinovis

(2) I have been invited to attend the International Consultation on
TeleHealth and Telemedicine conference (12-14 January, 2000) at the WHO
by Dr. Salah Mandil.

I also plan to visit Dr. Antonio Pinto-Rodrigues of UNIDO and the people
of the UN/Office of Outerspace Affairs who organized a space conference
last July in Vienna, on 17-18 January, 2000.

U.N. backs space technology to help Third World
CNN News July 30, 1999

Their conclusion is similar to our proposed Global Service Trust Fund
(GSTF) which establishment will be brainstormed during the Founder's
conference at the [Sir Arthur] Clark Institute for Telecommunications
and Information (CITI) in Washington, D.C. on 5 February, 2000. We
propose that the GSTF is to be established under the auspices of several
international organizations, e.g., the WHO, ITU, UNESCO, ILO, World
Bank, etc., to cover the huge costs of global broadband Internet
satellite channels around the world for tele-learning and tele-medicine.

Pls visit our web site at <http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/> and
particularly on the GSTF at
It is now revised by Dr. Peter Knight (a former officer of the World Bank).

(3) I will arrive Geneva by SwissAir #2997 at 915 am of January 11th, and
will stay at Hotel Cristal 4 rue Pradier (Tel: 41-22-731-3400/Fax:
41-22-731-7078) till the morning of January 16th.

I would greatly appreciate it if I can visit you in the afternoon of
January 11th to describe our projects to you.

(4) We are now start working on the establishment of Global University
System with global broadband Internet in the major regions of our globe;
i.e., Asia/Pacific, North, Central and South America, Eastern Europe and
Africa with prominent group members in those regions -- pls visit
followings at

1. Fundamental Projects of Dr. Takeshi Utsumi,

2. Proposed Global University System Structure,

3. World Regional Project Summaries,

4. Pacific/Asia Pilot Project Partners,

5. Pacific/Asia Brainstorming Summary,

6. Montana/Pacific Distance Learning Project,

7. Collaboration with Asian Open Universities,

8. Tokyo Workshop (Spring 2000)/Proposed Conference Activities,

9. Tampere Workshop (August, 1999): Emerging Global Electronic
Distance Learning (EGEDL) International Conference and Workshop,
University of Tampere, Finland (or at<http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL>).

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Best, Tak

From: "Cortinovis, Renato" <Renato.Cortinovis@itu.int>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Cc: "Wilson, Barbara" <Barbara.Wilson@itu.int>,
"Iakovlev, Serguei"
"Kantchev, Petko" <petko.kantchev@itu.int>
Subject: RE: Satellite avalability and my possible visit to UN/Vienna
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999 16:05:34 +0100

Dear Tak,

Thank you for your message.

> However, can I have a chance to briefly visit you, Mr. Jaime Herrera,
> Prof. Leonid Androuchko and others to discuss the possibility of the GSTF?

Jaime will be on vacation in that period, and I will (likely) be on sabbatical leaves.

Jaime will be replaced by Barbara (Wilson) in the period you indicated, so
that you may certainly speak with her (she is on vacations now). I cced
her in this message - but she will check the mail of Jaime anyway.

Leonid (who was in charge of telemedicine) is now retired, and replaced by
Petko (Kantchev) - who will also be in his office in January. He is the
best person you may speak to, and I am ccing him as well.

I hope this info will help you.

Kind regards,

My best season greetings!

* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education) *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of *
* Global University System (GUS) *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A. *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
* Email: utsumi@columbia.edu; Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676 *
* http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/ *

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