World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) helping to 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, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP welcome all WSIS Stakeholders to the WSIS Forum 2013.
The WSIS Forum 2013 will be hosted by ITU and will take place at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 13 to 17 May 2013. It will provide structured opportunities to network, learn and to participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation. This event builds upon the tradition of annual WSIS May meetings, and its new format is the result of open consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders.
The Fifth World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2013, for a duration of 3 days and will look at International Internet-related public policy matters. The themes of the conference will be based on a report prepared by ITU's Secretary-General, including input from any conference, assembly or meeting of the Union, and on contributions from Member States and Sector Members.
Under the overarching theme of "4th Generation regulation: driving digital communications ahead" regulators, policy makers and industry leaders will examine the transformational nature of communications and the evolution to 4th generation ICT regulation in a connected society, led by the changing nature of the communications ecosystem, changing market dynamics and traffic patterns, and changing regulatory practices and roles. Participants will engage in interactive topical panel discussions. For more information, please see: www.itu.int/gsr13
ITU is convening the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 3-14 December 2012. This landmark conference is reviewing the current International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), which serve as the binding global treaty designed to facilitate international interconnection and interoperability of information and communication services, as well as ensuring their efficiency and widespread public usefulness and availability.
ITU Telecom World 2012 is the leading platform for the global ICT community to connect, debate, network and share knowledge on the critical issues shaping the fututure of the industry, and of the world. Key stakeholders, decision-makers and thought leaders from across the entire industry ecosystem, goverment, regulatory bodies, academia and media will come together in Dubai from 14 -18 October to harness the power of ICTs to create real change.
This playlist consists of an evolving set of videos aimed at informing regulators and sharing best practices on topics relevant to ICT regulations and policies as well as enriching and complementing the experience of using the ITU's and World Bank's online ICT Regulation Toolkit.
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ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies. As the global focal point for governments and the private sector, ITU's role in helping the world communic...