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Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG)


ITU's commitment to Bridging the Standardization Gap 

Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG) is a fundamental part of ITU's historic mission to connect the world. BSG is also one of the 5 strategic objectives of ITU’s standardization sector (ITU-T). The overarching goal of the BSG programme is to address the disparities in the ability of developing countries, relative to developed ones, to access, implement and influence international ITU-T standards. In this context, the BSG programme aims to facilitate the efficient participation of developing countries in ITU's standards-making process, to disseminate information about existing standards, and to assist developing countries in the implementation of standards.

Giving everyone equal chance is one of our main duties and we see Bridging the Digital Gap as a cornerstone to achieve it. This is why Bridging the Standardization Gap between developed and developing countries should lie at the core of our efforts to develop truly international standards in a spirit of dialogue, inclusiveness and consensus. BSG is vital to the success of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16),which Tunisia is honoured to be hosting later this year. We are looking forward to welcoming all ITU members, from far and wide, for an informed, productive and successful Assembly in Yasmine Hammamet in October 2016!

- H.E. Noomane Fehri, Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, Tunisia


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