Tag: International Telecommunication Union .

Hello ITU ,a Very Happy Birthday!

[New Delhi]Hello ITU ,We wish you a very Happy Birthday!” Your Devotion, For Making The World a Global Village, has left a deep World Wide impact on International society”
International Telecommunication Union[ITU] was formed on 17 May 1865 at the International Telegraph Convention.There are 193 member states of the ITU, which includes 192 UN member states (all except Palau) and Vatican City
ITU became a United Nations specialized agency in 1947.I T U is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies
It is based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a member of the United Nations Development Group it is an intergovernmental public-private partnership organization since its inception. Its membership includes 193 Member States and around 700 public and private sector companies as well as international and regional telecommunication entities, known as Sector Members and Associates, which undertake most of the work of each Sector

ITU+GSMA+Internet Society To Join Forces Against Ebola

[Busan] ITU+GSMA+Internet Society To Join Forces Fight Against Ebola
At the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference three organisations of Technocrats [1] the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), [2]the GSMA and [3]the Internet Society (ISOC), announced that they are joining forces in the fight against Ebola.
The three organizations will bring together the global telecommunications and Internet communities, leveraging their extensive reach, capacity and respective memberships to increase the effectiveness of information and communications technologies (ICT), especially mobile communication and the Internet, for better preparedness, early warning and response.
ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. Touré convened a special session with ITU membership during the Plenipotentiary Conference currently underway in Busan, Republic of Korea, to identify recommendations for a more effective use of ICTs in the fight against Ebola.
Dr Touré stated: “The ICT Sector is critical in dealing with the Ebola threat. ICTs are already being used by ITU and its partners to support awareness raising and emergency communications, and immediate challenge is to ensure regulatory barriers are removed to facilitate deployment and use of telecommunications applications for the purpose of saving lives.
ITU has already deployed satellite terminals to support ongoing efforts and is currently developing new applications in close cooperation and coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO).

ITU Invites Young Innovators Ideas On Internet for Social Good

ITU Invites Young Innovators Ideas On Internet of Things for Social Good
International Telecommunication Union[ ITU ]Launches its fourth Challenge on Internet of Things for Social Good
4th challenge in 2014 series Is launched ,in partnership with IEEE.
ITU Telecom Young Innovators Competition has launched its fourth challenge in the 2014 edition. It calls for young people aged between 18 and 30 from around the world to submit ideas for concepts of start-ups aimed at using the Internet of Things (IoT) for social good in order to significantly improve the lives of people globally.
The challenge opens the way for two winning concepts for start-ups to attend ITU Telecom World 2014, the leading platform for debate, networking and showcasing for the global ICT community, that will be held in Doha, Qatar, 7 – 10 December 2014.
Challenge-4 seeks ideas on how benefits from the ‘Internet of Things’ can be used for social good and spread to countries around the world, especially to emerging economies where development is currently slower due to the cost of the technology, lack of underlying infrastructure and the need for strong, widespread connectivity..

International Telecommunication Union Launched Fourth Edition of Young Innovators’ Competition

International Telecommunication Union[ ITU] has launched the fourth edition of its popular ‘Young Innovators’ competition,
Talented young thinkers and social technopreneurs across the globe,Are Invited and Are encouraged to showcase their innovative ideas at the upcoming ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha in December this year.
The annual competition, which was launched in 2010, offers young people the chance to take part in workshops on entrepreneurial skills, opportunities to meet and network with leading ICT players, and to showcase their projects at the InnovationSpace, a dedicated show floor pavilion at ITU Telecom World.
The first challenge of the 2014 edition focuses on ‘Local Digital Content’. Open to 18-30 year-old start-up founders from across ITU’s 193 member states, the competition is looking for the most promising tech start-ups that are inspiring the creation, aggregation or digitization of dynamic local content, particularly in non-Latin scripts.

first ‘digital generation will discuss the problems of cybercriminals:ITU

[Geneva,] Hundreds Of talented young people from around the world will gather this September in San José, Costa Rica Around the world, and will discuss crucial issues facing the first truly ‘digital generation.
Present generation is no doubt equipped with latest technology but it is also universal fact that they are facing challenges from cybercriminals+unprincipled data mining organizations etc.To find out a way, this debate has been organised by International Telecommunication Union .
young people are the most ardent adopters of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Under 25s now use ICT devices as their main means of exchanging personal information, their primary channel to news and happenings, and their central repository of sensitive data like banking details, online passwords and health information. Is new technology empowering them – or is it enslaving them by setting them up as prey to cybercriminals, unprincipled data mining organizations, and worse?
Around 500 talented young people from around the world will gather this September in San José, Costa Rica to debate these and other crucial issues facing the first truly ‘digital generation’.