ITU launches new online platform and storytelling campaign to mark 150th anniversary

www.itu150.org brings together #ITU150 global community

Geneva, 3 March 2015 – A new website has been launched to highlight ITU’s achievements and ongoing activities marking the Union’s 150th anniversary this year. See www.itu150.org

The website contains new integrated features to showcase ITU 150 celebrations in Geneva and around the world, focusing on information and communication technologies (ICT) as drivers of innovation. An interactive ITU historical timeline will be included on the website to highlight key dates in ITU’s history from its founding on 17 May, 1865 until the present.

ITU Members and supporters are encouraged to plan activities throughout 2015 and submit them through the online tool available on the website. An interactive world map provides easy access to all activities organized around the world. Currently, some 60 activities in 30 countries are presented and submission of new activities will be accepted until end 2015. Submissions may include exhibitions, competitions, publications, articles, workshops, websites and more. A toolkit is provided with campaign materials, resources and instructions to get involved in ITU’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

For full text see: www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/04.aspx

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