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Last Updated: 29.05.2012
 
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2012 Bangkok Celebration  

In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society called upon the UN General Assembly to declare 17 May as World Information Society Day to focus on the importance of ICT and the wide range of issues related to the Information Society raised by WSIS. In November 2006, the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, decided to celebrate the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on 17 May of every year. The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

The theme of this year’s WTISD, “Women and Girls in ICT”, aims to ensure that this vulnerable female half of the world’s population will march forward as equals. As a means of bringing global attention to this theme, ITU will present the annual World Telecommunication and Information Society Award to eminent personalities who have contributed to bringing attention to the world’s women and girls and used the power of ICTs to empower them as equals.



(from left to right) Dr. Xuan Zengpei (Director of Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), UNESCAP), H.E. Mr. Woravat Auapinyakul (Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office); Dr. Eun-Ju Kim (Regional Director of ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific)

More about WTISD

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United Nations Conference Centre
UNESCAP, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: (66) 0 2288 1976, (66) 0 2288 1140, (66) 0 2288 1601
Fax: (66) 0 2288 3022
E-mail: escap-conference-services@un.org


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The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2012 Bangkok Celebration will be held at Conference Room 3, on the First Floor

 

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Thursday, 17 May 2012
Conference Room 3, First floor

09:00-12:30 CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY (WTISD) 2012 - WOMEN AND GIRLS IN ICT
   
09:30-09:55 OPENING OF THE WTISD 2012 BANGKOK CELEBRATION
  delivered by
Mr. Xuan Zengpei
Director, Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
 
 
  • Welcoming address

     
Mr. Xuan Zengpei
Director, IDD, UN-ESCAP
 
  delivered by
Dr. Eun-Ju Kim
Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
 
  delivered by
H.E. Mr. Woravat Auapinyakul
Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office
 
09:55-10:30 Group Photo, Opening of the Exhibition, and Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific [biodata]

Background Presentation: Ms. Aurora Rubio, Head, ITU Area Office for South East Asia [biodata] [discussion paper]
 
 
  • H.E. Dato' Nazirah Hussain [biodata]
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, The Embassy of Malaysia in Thailand
 
  • Ms. Areewan Haorangsi [biodata]
    Executive Director of Policy and Strategy Bureau and Acting Principal Adviser for Foreign Affairs, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand
 
  • Ms. Tiziana Bonapace [biodata] [presentation]
    Chief, ICT and Development Section, ICT and DRR Division, ESCAP
 
  • Ms. Shoko Ishikawa [biodata]
    Officer-in-Charge, UN Women East and Southeast Asia Regional Office
 
  • Ms. Maria Teresa M. Camba [biodata] [presentation]
    Director of Operations, Telecentre.org Foundation
 
  • Dr. Pirongrong Ramasoota [biodata] [presentation]
    Deputy dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University & Director of Thai Media Policy Center
12:30-14:00 Lunch break sponsored by MICT Thailand
   
 
AT A GLANCE  

Dates:
17 May 2012

Location: Conference Room 3, First floor, United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand

Organised by: MICT, ITU, ESCAP

Hosted by:

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Government of Kingdom of Thailand

Contact: For detailed information, please contact

Ms. Aurora Rubio
Email: aurora.rubio@itu.int

Mr. Rowan Steuart Fraser
Email: fraser3@un.org
 
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