UNN Participation in The World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17)

The forthcoming World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17) will be convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 9 to 20 October 2017 following the kind invitation of the Government of Argentina and the approval by the Council of ITU with the concurrence of a majority of the Member States of ITU.
WTDC-17 represents a unique opportunity for the international community to gather together and discuss the future of the telecommunication and information and communication technologies sector and its contribution to social and economic development
It was preceded by six regional preparatory meetings, two in the last quarter of 2016 and four in the first quarter of 2017, starting in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), then Africa, Arab States, Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
WTDCs set the strategies and objectives for the development of telecommunication/ICT, providing future direction and guidance to the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D).
The theme of WTDC-17 is “ICT for Sustainable Development Goals” – ICTSDGs. The draft agenda of WTDC-17, as approved by the ITU Council with the concurrence of a majority of the Member States, is available here.
Expected outcomes of WTDC-17 include a Declaration reinforcing the political support for the mission and strategic objectives of ITU-D; an ITU-D Contribution to the ITU Strategic Plan for 2020-2023; and an ITU-D Action Plan comprising regional initiatives, new and revised resolutions and recommendations to support the fulfilment of the Sector’s objectives, and new and revised Questions to be studied by ITU-D study groups.
UNN will be participating in this event. Of strategic importance to UNN :

  1. Is the need for ITU to consider UNN as proposed sit for center for e-health and e-learning considering UNN overtures in these areas?
  2. Identifying members of the ACEDEMEIA of ITU from Argentina with a view to initiating collaborations with them,
  • Participate fully in the event and to identify areas of interest from proceedings of the conference to academic pursuit of the UNN.
  1. is again for UNN community to key into this event



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