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 Monday, August 31, 2009

ITU together with the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) is co-organizing the first ever Virtual International Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change. The event, also supported by Koreaís Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA), will feature speakers participating virtually from locations around the world.

The symposium will bring together key specialists in the field from top decision-makers to engineers, designers, government officials and regulators.

Topics to be discussed will include green ICTs to tackle climate change, clean technologies and smart applications, reducing the environmental impact of ICTs and building a green future.

The Virtual International Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change will launch a new era in conducting events, offering all the benefits of physical participation but without the environmental costs. The eventís virtual nature will allow more participation from developing and least developed countries, providing a deeper knowledge of their needs and creating a sound basis for solutions that take into account all stakeholders.

This event is open to anyone and can be watched without prior registration. If you want to actively participate, comment or ask questions you must register here. Please choose "Participants" as your function.

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Monday, August 31, 2009 10:52:15 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Friday, July 31, 2009
A new ITU report, the eleventh in a series of ITU-T Technology Watch Reports, presents examples of the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICT) can and are being employed to improve food security.

In the past few years, sharply rising prices and shortages of food and agricultural commodities, particularly in many developing countries, have led to global concern about food security. This problem is linked in large part to the impact of climate change on agriculture.

There are many factors (policy, legal framework, technology, knowledge, markets, research, etc.) to be considered when addressing food security, but in all of them ICT can act as catalysts.

ICTs are employed by many international organizations for mapping and monitoring world food supplies, for early warning systems and for emergency communications. Interoperable technical standards - developed in ITU - are essential to the functioning of these technologies and facilitate the work of the humanitarian community. Access to ICT is beneficial to the rural population, to farmers and the agricultural industry, and is prerequisite for the deployment of ICT applications in domains such as e-Agriculture, e-Environment and e-Learning.

The report, entitled ICTs and Food Security, examines ways in which ICT can be used locally and globally to address the problems of food security and hunger and reviews the relevant ITU standardization work.
Download Technology Watch Report on ICTs and Food Security

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Friday, July 31, 2009 3:31:41 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is inviting applications for the post of Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Standards from the ITU are at the heart of modern information and communications technologies (ICTs). For more information see: http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/info.

The successful candidate should have an excellent knowledge of the ICT industry and in particular the ICT standardization landscape. Familiarity with ITU-T rules and procedures, its meeting activities and its products would be an advantage, as would previous involvement in the development of standards.

The senior management level (Director level in the United Nations system) post demands strong organizational skills and diplomacy. The successful candidate will work in an international, multicultural environment, directing an experienced team that manages the secretariat functions of ITU-T in support of the technical study groups that author ITU-T standards. He/she will be expected to represent ITU at the highest level, prepare technical papers and reports for presentation at ITU and other global ICT events, and develop and coordinate relations with other standards bodies.

The challenge of the role will be to maintain ITU-Tís role as leader in global ICTs with the provision of strategic direction via authoritative advice to the Study Group management teams and the Director of TSB.

An attractive package of salary (approximately USD 177,700 with dependants, USD 164,260 without dependants) plus international allowances and benefits is offered:

The closing date for applications is 2 October 2009

A detailed vacancy notice and application form including remuneration can be downloaded at www.itu.int/employment. Applications using the form must be sent to recruitment@itu.int or by post to ITU Human Resources Administration Division, Place des Nations, CH-1211, Geneva 20, Switzerland.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 1:52:47 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is inviting applications for the post of Chief, Services Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Standards from the ITU are at the heart of modern information and communications technologies (ICTs). For more information see: http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/info.

The successful candidate should have an excellent knowledge of the ICT industry and ICT tools. Familiarity with ITU and its products would also be an advantage.

The senior management level (Director level in the United Nations system) post demands strong organizational skills and diplomacy. The successful candidate will work in an international, multi-cultural environment, directing an experienced team for the delivery of a range of administrative support services involving operational planning, budget/finance services, procurement, meeting and logistic services. He/she will direct the bureauís IT programmes, including the maintenance of current tools, databases and applications and develop new electronic services and projects.

The challenge of the role will be to maintain ITU-Tís role as leader in global ICTs with the development of innovative working methods and best practices for the improved delivery of services to the ITU-membership and the world telecommunication community at large.

An attractive package of tax free salary (approximately USD 177,700 with dependants, USD 164,260 without dependants) plus international allowances and benefits is offered.:

The closing date for applications is 2 October 2009

A detailed vacancy notice and application form including remuneration can be downloaded at www.itu.int/employment. Applications using the form must be sent to recruitment@itu.int or by post to ITU Human Resources Administration Division, Place des Nations, CH-1211, Geneva 20, Switzerland.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 8:05:44 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, July 23, 2009

Participation of Terrestar Networks Inc. as an Associate of ITU-T Study Group 2

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Participation of Radio Surveillance Security Services SA (PTY) Ltd as an Associate of ITU-T Study Group 17

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Participation of Sycamore Networks as an Associate of ITU-T Study Group 15

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 Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The latest publication by ITU-Tís Technology Watch looks into the quickly growing field of mobile applications. Mobile applications (apps) are add-on software for handheld devices, such as smartphones and personal digital assistants (PDA).

Between 2008 and 2009, the market for smartphones is expected to grow by 23 per cent, against an overall decline in the total mobile phone market caused by the economic crisis. The availability of a wide choice of applications can be critical to the commercial success of new mobile devices. Even as more smartphones are sold, the creation of mobile applications to run on them is constrained by the fragmentation of the market between different platforms.

Mobile Applications describes the mobile application market and identifies initiatives that aim at standards for an open and interoperable mobile environment.

Mobile Applications is the first publication in a series of TechWatch Alerts. Alerts are intended to provide a brief but concise overview (3-5 pages) of emerging technologies and trends in the field of ICTs.

ITU-Tís Technology Watch invites any interested party to submit papers of a non-commercial nature (max. three pages). Please contact tsbtechwatch@itu.int for submission advice.

Download TechWatch Alert on Mobile Applications

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 8:33:51 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |