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ITU 150

BDT Director’s Corner

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.
Mr Sanou was elected, on 24 October 2014, to a second four-year term


Bangkok, Thailand, 24 August 2015
Regional Development Forum for Asia-Pacific held in Bangkok
The ITU Regional Development Forum (RDF) for Asia and the Pacific was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 21 and 22 August 2015 under the theme “Smartly Digital Asia-Pacific”. The Forum was attended by about 100 participants from over 31 Member States, Sector Members, UN Agencies, members of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and existing and potential partners from the region.
Cancún, Mexico, 14 July 2015
Americas Regional Initiatives discussed at Regional Development Forum
​The ITU Regional Development Forum (RDF) for the Americas was held in Cancún, Mexico on 14 July 2015. The Forum was organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Transport, and the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) of Mexico.
Geneva, Switzerland, 26 June 2015
ITU and UKTA enter new partnership to improve skills in the ICT sector
On 11 June 2015, ITU and the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) signed a cooperation agreement to launch an online Master’s degree programme on information and communication technology topics.
Geneva, Switzerland, 18 June 2015
Kenya receives support on emergency telecommunications and cybersecurity
​The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Republic of Kenya signed two agreements on 29 May 2015 on emergency telecommunications response and cybersecurity preparedness.
Libreville, Gabon, 10 June 2015
GSR15 opens in Libreville, Gabon

​The 15th Edition of the Global Symposium for Regulators opened on 9 June 2015 in Libreville, Gabon.