Preparations launched for ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014

Moldova meeting focuses on CIS inputs and regional development of  telecommunications and ICT

Geneva, 19 February 2013 – Preparations for ITU’s upcoming  World Telecommunication Development Conference were launched in Chisinau,  Moldova with an assessment of ongoing implementation of the Hyderabad Plan of  Action forged at the last Conference in 2010 and the identification of priority  areas.

ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014 (WTDC-14) will take  place in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, 31 March – 11 April 2014. The gathering of  policy makers, regulators and experts from around the world will prepare a plan  of action for the next four years.

Appreciating the participation of countries of the CIS region, ITU  Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré noted in a message: “The World  Telecommunication Development Conference in 2014 will be an important landmark  for the future development and growth of telecommunications and ICT. Inputs from  the CIS region, which has witnessed great strides in connectivity over the past  decade, will provide a significant contribution to WTDC-14.”

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