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 Thursday, September 17, 2009
Attendees of the world’s first Virtual Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change are being asked to send questions to speakers via Twitter or e-mail ITU-CC@tta.or.kr. Virtual coffee breaks will also give attendees a chance to discuss among themselves - via Twitter - the topics covered in the sessions. Speakers from the event will also join in this discussion, with key experts on hand to answer questions and join the conversation.

Questions or comments should be sent using the hashtag #VCCKR. You can follow ITU on Twitter here.

The event will feature keynote speeches from Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary-General of ITU speaking from New York and H. E. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hung, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Information and Communications, Viet Nam.

Sessions will see individual presentations from speakers in the UK, US, China, India, Switzerland, Viet Nam and Korea followed by a virtual roundtable discussion.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:21:36 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, September 14, 2009
ITU-T SG 2 Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland 16–24 November 2009

Meeting of Study Group 2 - Operational aspects of service provision and telecommunications management

Geneva, Switzerland 16–24 November 2009

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See ITU-T SG 2 Collective Letter 2 for more information.

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Monday, September 14, 2009 4:34:43 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 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 Korea’s 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 event’s 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-T’s 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 bureau’s 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-T’s 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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