The International Telecommunication Union, through its Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), organizes a World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in the period between two Plenipotentiary Conferences to consider topics, projects and programmes relevant to telecommunication development.
WTDCs set the strategies and objectives for the development of telecommunication/ICT, providing future direction and guidance to the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D).
Following the kind invitation of the Government of Argentina and the approval by the Council with the concurrence of a majority of the Member States of ITU, WTDC-17 will be convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 9 to 20 October 2017. Details on WTDC-17 are available here.
To coordinate the preparations for WTDC-17 at regional level, BDT is organizing one Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) per region, two in the last quarter of 2016 and four in the first quarter of 2017. More information on these meetings is available here.
Telecommunication Development Conferences - ITU History Portal