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The United Nations, UNESCO, CEB Secretariat, UNFPA and UNCTAD decided to host the sixth annual edition of Web4Dev between 25 - 26 of February 2010 in Brasilia, Brazil. Petrobras, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (, the Brazilian Network Information Centre ( and Fundação Padre Anchieta/TV Cultura were also key partners in the organization of the Web4Dev Conference.

The objective of the Web4Dev 2010 annual conference was to highlight two main themes: governance and transparency, as well as the opportunities and challenges posed by Internet 2.0 (social networks, blogs, Twitter and others). Web4Dev 2010 brought together global thought leaders and innovators from the United Nations, government web units, academia, the private sector and civil society to focus on the value of strategic partnerships, innovation and new technologies. Among the confirmed speakers were the representatives of UN agencies, Google, Globo Television, the Wikimedia Group, the World Bank, Greenpeace, Save the Children, the Brazilian Government, etc.

Approximately 150 participants attended Web4Dev in Brasilia and another 1,400 from 34 countries followed the live webcast. Web4Dev 2010 marked the first time the annual conference was held in Latin America.