World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, WTISD 2014

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Date(s) - 17/05/2014
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WTISD 2014 Broadband for sustainable development ITU
WTISD 2014 Broadband for sustainable development ITU

The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2014 is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.

ITU organized World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 17 May 2014 is themed “Broadband for sustainable development“. As the leading specialized agency of the United Nations for information and communication technologies (ICT), ITU looks towards its Members to harness the catalytic role of ICTs in achieving sustainable development.

Event website: WTISD Day 2014

The main purposes of WTISD by ITU are

  • stimulating reflection and exchanges of ideas on the theme adopted by the Council
  • debating the various aspects of the theme with all partners in society
  • formulating a report reflecting national discussions on the issues underlying the theme, to be fed back to ITU and the rest of its membership

WTISD 2014 Call for action

On the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2014, ITU calls upon all stakeholders (policy makers, regulators, operators and industry) to take practical steps to further national and domestic policies to accelerate the roll-out of broadband and to make it more affordable and accessible to all citizens, as a means of empowering them with information and knowledge to meet their aspirations and to achieve the overall goals of sustainable development.
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