Press Release: International ‘Girls in ICT Day’ celebrated around the globe

Annual day promotes career opportunities for young women to become ICT creators

Geneva, 28 April 2014 – 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 promote tech careers and studies to a new generation of girls and young women with an interest in becoming ICT creators.

ITU salutes the hundreds of organizers and thousands of girls and young women taking part in this global movement, including ITU Member States and private sector members, and schools, universities and NGOs around the world who celebrated International Girls in ICT Day 2014.

ITU Member States, including Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Gambia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, Serbia, Venezuela and Zambia, along with ITU Sector Members Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, Microsoft, GSMA, and, and NGOs from every region of the world are among the organizers that have already reached out to girls and young women worldwide this year.

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