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Posts on the topic "International Telecommunication Union (ITU)"

Posts on the topic "International Telecommunication Union (ITU)"

  • World Bank Group, ITU and CPMI launch ‘Financial Inclusion Global Initiative’

    The World Bank Group, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new global programme to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries: the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative. The program is composed of two different but complementary work streams: operational and knowledge. The operational work stream supports governments in improving access to financial services and digital financial inclusion...
  • ITU Telecom World 2017

    ITU Telecom World 2017 Date 25-28 September 2017 Location Busan, Republic of Korea Description The ITU Telecom World 2017 will take place from 25-28 September in Busan, Republic of Korea, a smart city in one of the most technology advanced nations...
    Republic of Korea, Busan
  • ITU Telecom World 2017

    The ITU Telecom World 2017 will take place from 25-28 September in Busan, Republic of Korea, a smart city in one of the most technology advanced nations in the world. The ITU Telecom World is a global platform for tech SMEs, corporates and governments, where policy makers and regulators meet industry experts, investors, SMEs, entrepreneurs and innovators to explore partnerships solutions, debate and share ideas and bring smart technologies together with smart ideas. The ITU will present on this occasion the Telecom World Awards to celebrate innovation and creativity by aiming to recognize the...
  • New partnership between ITU and FAO to bolster ICT innovation in agriculture

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will strenghten their partnership to boost the the usage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agricultural development and by doing so, supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals . FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and ITU Secretary General Houlin Zhao signed on September 18th in New York a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the development of e-Agriculture policies...
  • EQUALS Partners call for the empowerment of women and girls through digital technology

    "Empower women and girls through digital technology" was the call to action in the high-level multi-stakeholder meeting of EQUALS Partners that took place on 16 September in New York City on the eve of United Nations General Assembly meetings. EQUALS is a global initiative founded by a network partnership of businesses, governments, non-profit organizations, foundations, academia, media and individuals around the world working together to bridge the digital gender divide. The main areas of work of EQUALS are: Addressing the divide between men and women’s access to digital tech resources...
  • Launch of the WSIS Forum 2018 Open Consultation Process

    Following the successful holding of WSIS Forum 2017, ITU has opened up the WSIS Forum 2018 consultation process. The Open Consultation Process OCP is a multistakeholder preparatory process where entities are actively engaged to ensure broad...
    Switzerland
  • ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao and His Holiness Pope Francis meet to discuss global importance of bridging the digital divide

    His Holiness Pope Francis met ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao on September 1st, 2017, in the office of His Holiness for a private meeting on the global importance of bridging the digital divide. Vatican City has been a member of ITU since 1929 and has been an active participant in ITU processes ever since. During the meeting, Secretary-General Zhao shared with His Holiness ITU's commitment in the development of Information and Communivcation Technologies (ICTs) to support the world's poorest, in particular those who remain unconnected, which is almost half of the world's population. His...
  • ITU Report "Fast-forward progress: Leveraging tech to achieve the Global Goals" Showcases Role of ICTs in Accelerating SDG Achievement

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) launched a report titled, ‘Fast-forward progress: Leveraging tech to achieve the Global Goals" that shares perspectives from 20 UN heads on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are critical for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report presents five key findings and recommendations: No one must remain offline ICTs are an accelerator for innovation and change ICTs must support human needs during crises ICT-enabled services must reach the poorest and most marginalized New, innovative and multi-stakeholder partnerships...
  • 2017 WSIS Project Prize in the Media category goes to Agribusiness TV

    Agribusiness TV, has been awarded the 2017 United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prize in the “Media” category. Agribusiness TV is a web TV whose mission is to use video as a promotional tool and (re)valorisation of the agricultural sector to young eyes, showing the successful course of young agricultural entrepreneurs and their innovations in Africa. The web TV has been promoting stories of innovative African youth agripreneurs and inspiring young people interested in agribusiness entrepreneurship in the whole world. The web and mobile application receive a...