Communiqué: ITU marks 150th anniversary with awards for ICT innovation

Nominations sought for individuals in Government, ICT industry, Academia and Civil Society

Geneva, 27 January 2015 – Marking ITU’s 150th anniversary this year, Secretary-General Houlin Zhao launched the ITU150 Awards that will be presented at the commemorative event in Geneva on 17 May 2015, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

“ITU’s 150th anniversary provides an excellent opportunity for ITU membership to celebrate the innovations that have led to the evolution of today’s telecommunications/ICT ecosystem, one of the greatest engineering feats ever, as well as to look to future developments,” said Mr Zhao. “On this occasion, the ITU150 Awards will honour individuals from Government, ICT industry, Academia and Civil Society who have contributed to improving the lives of people around the world through ICT innovations developed, promoted or implemented by ITU.”

For full text see: http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/CM02.aspx

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