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About the ITU-D and the BDT

The core mission of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) shall be to foster international cooperation and solidarity in the delivery of technical assistance and in the creation, development and improvement of telecommunication/ICT equipment and networks in developing countries. ITU-D is required to discharge the Union's dual responsibility as a United Nations specialized agency and executing agency for implementing projects under the United Nations development system or other funding arrangements, so as to facilitate and enhance telecommunication/ICT development by offering, organizing and coordinating technical cooperation and assistance activities.


​The work of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) is supported by its Secretariat, the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT).

ITU-D Introduction Brochure


​Mr. Brahima Sanou was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau by the Plenipotentiary Conference in October 2010 in Guadalajara, Mexico and took office on 1 January 2011.


The Director's Corner highlights his vision, as well as recent and forthcoming activities on his agenda.


​The ITU Telecommunication Development Sector
has a rich programme of activities, covering all segments of ICT development.

Activities are coordinated either for ITU's headquarters or from ITU's Regional and Area Offices.


ITU-D 2012-2015 Strategic Plan is available here.(TIES Login only)