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Published on Apr 26, 2013
ITU celebrates global 'Girls in ICT Day' Annual day celebrates women's achievements in the field of technology, promotes tech opportunities to young girls worldwide
Every year on the fourth Thursday in April, ITU and the global technology community celebrate 'Girls in ICT Day', an awareness-raising initiative designed to pay tribute to women's contribution to the technology industry and promote tech careers to a new generation of girls with an interest in science and maths.
Since its inception in 2010, the day has been gaining huge momentum around the world, with over 1,300 events organized in 90 countries in 2012, and even more activities set to take place in 100+ countries spanning 21 time zones during the course of the day today.
This year, ITU is celebrated the event both at home and abroad, with events organized at its Geneva headquarters as well as in Brussels, in partnership with the European Commission's DG Connect, and with the personal support of EC Vice-President Neelie Kroes.
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