Press Release: WSIS Prizes 2017- World’s top ‘ICT for Development’ initiatives announced

1.1 million online votes cast for 345 nominated projects in record-breaking year Geneva, 11 May 2017 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced the top-90 winning Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) initiatives from around the world competing for…

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Press Release: Lithuania hosts last regional preparatory meeting for ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017

Priority areas identified in Europe Vilnius, 1 May 2017 – The ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) for Europe was held 27-28 April in Vilnius, Lithuania. Participants at the meeting assessed the ongoing implementation of the Dubai…

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Press Release: ITU launches headquarters architecture competition: Registration open until 5 May 2017

Geneva, 13 April 2017 – Following a decision by ITU Council, ITU is organizing an architecture competition for the design of a new headquarters building in Geneva, Switzerland. ITU, the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), has been…

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Press Release: Latin America advances Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities

7th ITU Green Standards Week concludes with adoption of Manizales Manifesto Geneva, 7 April 2017 – The 7th ITU Green Standards Week (GSW-17) has concluded with the adoption of the Manizales Manifesto, expressing the shared commitment of the event’s over 850 participants…

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Press Release: Indonesia hosts regional preparatory meeting for ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017

Priority areas proposed for Asia-Pacific region Bali, 23 March 2017 – The Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) for the Asia-Pacific region was held from 21 to 23 March in Bali, Indonesia. Participants at the meeting assessed the ongoing implementation of the Dubai…

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ITU Blog: Why AirPods may be pivotal to Apple’s AI push

The iPhone 7’s AirPods wireless headphones have divided analyst opinion: Is the W1 chipset – Apple’s first-ever wireless chip – a game changer or does it lack originality? “The new AirPods are a wholly new product,” says Paul Erickson, IHS Markit…

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