The ITU Telecom Youth Forums are organized by ITU-D.
ITU-D considers the Youth Forums crucial for the future generation in the sense that they provide opportunities to deliberate on their needs and concerns, and allow them to generate concrete proposals.
The youth attending these events have found them to be life-changing experiences, helping them to understand the nature and potential of the global communications industry and encouraging many to embark upon careers as engineers, policy-makers and business people in the industry.
Resolution 38 instructs the Director of BDT to establish a coordination mechanism with the Youth Forum as a way of providing a regional support and follow-up to the requests affirmed by the young participants. The Youth Programme takes into consideration the requests made by the participants to the Forums and stated in their Declaration and Action Plan. This programme works to develop and implement follow-up Projects which respond to the needs identified by the youth so the expectations expressed during the ITU-TELECOM Youth Forums can become a reality.
ITU Telecom Youth Forums Alumni - Follow-up and Success Stories
Youth Forum - WORLD TELECOM 2011, Geneva
Youth Forum - WORLD TELECOM 2009, Geneva (more...)
Youth Forum - ASIA TELECOM 2008,
Youth Forum - AFRICA TELECOM 2008,
Follow-up project "Internet for schools"
(in on-going development)
Youth Forum - WORLD TELECOM 2006, Hong-Kong
Youth Forum - ASIA 2004, Busan, Korea
Youth Forum - Africa TELECOM 2004, Cairo
Youth Forum - World TELECOM 2003, Geneva
Youth Forum - Asia TELECOM 2002, Hong Kong
Youth Forum - Africa TELECOM 2001, Johannesburg