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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

Recent Activities

Geneva, Switzerland, 16 January 2015
“Every moment is a challenge and every challenge opens unlimited doors of opportunities” says Brahima Sanou as new ITU management team is officially inaugurated
The new ITU management team was formally inaugurated on Thursday 15 January 2015 at ITU Headquarters in the presence of Permanent Representatives of Member States to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Heads of UN agencies.
Geneva, Switzerland, 22 December 2014
ITU and SUPERTEL of Ecuador sign a framework cooperation agreement

​The International Telecommunication Union and the Superintendencia De Telecomunicaciones (SUPERTEL) of Ecuador signed, in November 2014, a Framework Cooperation Agreement for the implementation of projects in key priority areas, including equipment certification and conformity laboratories, cybersecurity and human capacity building.

Doha, Qatar, 06 December 2014
Development Initiatives’ reports launched in Doha, Qatar

​The Advisory Boards of the m-Powering Development and Smart Sustainable Development Model Initiatives released their first reports in Doha, Qatar, on 6 December, on the eve of the ITU Telecom World 2014.

Tbilisi, Georgia, 01 December 2014
World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium held in Tbilisi, Georgia

The 12th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 24 – 26 of November 2014.  

The symposium, which serves as the main international forum to discuss international ICT statistics, brought together ICT ministers, heads of national telecom/ICT regulatory authorities and national statistical offices, heads of international organizations, chief executive officers of private sector companies, and statistical experts from around the world.

Geneva, Switzerland, 21 November 2014
Counterfeit and substandard ICT products discussed at ITU

The International telecommunications Union hosted, on 17 – 18 November 2014, high level talks to address the global challenges posed by counterfeit and substandard ICT products.

Leading experts representing industry, governments, regulatory authorities, international organizations and standard bodies took part in the discussions.