ITU Blog: LDC’s 30-year push for equitable ICT access

The developing world has long been at the forefront of demanding equitable access to our digital world and the global innovation that it spurs every day. I can personally trace this demand for digital equity back to ITU’s 1985 World Administrative…

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ITU Blog: Tracking illegal wildlife trade with #BigData

Great apes have disappeared from Gambia, Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo; a subspecies of Javan rhino went extinct in Vietnam in 2011 and the last western black rhinos have vanished from Cameroon; and up to 73 million sharks are killed…

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Press Release: Reaching the world’s two billion unbanked: ITU Focus Group makes steady progress

Group shares initial findings from Digital Financial Services Ecosystem and Consumer Experience and Protection working groups Geneva, 16 June 2016 – Today the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Focus Group on Digital Financial Services has published the first of a series of…

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Press Release: ITU International Satellite Symposium discusses interference-free satellite services

Efforts to curb radio jamming to safeguard global communications Geneva, 15 June 2016 – A two-day International Satellite Communication Symposium was held at ITU in Geneva, 13 – 14 June 2016. This followed the first ITU International Workshop on Preventing Harmful…

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Webinar on ITU-T Study Group 12 meeting results: Thursday 16 June, 15:45-16:30 (CEST)

The management team of ITU-T Study Group 12 invites you to tune into a webinar to learn the results of the group’s meeting, 7-16 June 2016. The webinar will be held 15:45-16:30 (CEST), Thursday 16 June, following the meeting’s closing plenary. Join…

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Press Release: Digital solutions to drive progress toward United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Focus on improving lives, fostering growth and environmental protection Washington D.C., 14 June 2016 – The information and communication technologies (ICT) sector can play a vital role in helping achieve the objectives of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by…

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