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  • ITU Council 2015 : Closing Remarks
    21 May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland : We are coming to the close of the first Council after PP-14, and I am delighted by the great spirit of cooperation that has prevailed over the past week and a half.This Council has been very rich in content, and has achieved a great deal in a short space of time...
  • ITU 150th Anniversary Ceremony : Welcome Address
    17 May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland : Good afternoon and welcome to this celebration of ITU's 150th Anniversary! On behalf of ITU Elected Officials and myself, l want to express my heartfelt appreciation to our Member States, represented here by Honorable Ministers, Ambassadors, Councilors or Head of Delegations of ITU Council, high-level Government Officials, private sector representatives, Heads of UN Agencies, Swiss Federal Authorities and Geneva Cantonal Authorities, and other dignitaries present here. I also warmly recognize the presence of our current and former Elected Officials...
  • ITU Council 2015 : State of the Union Address
    12 May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland : It gives me great pleasure to formally welcome you to the 2015 session of ITU Council.Let me offer a very warm welcome to our councillors, and especially to our new Council Members, which include Pakistan, Uganda and Tanzania, who have returned to Council after an absence; and Azerbaijan and Lithuania, who are joining Council for the first time...
  • Message of ITU-Secretary-General Houlin Zhao for International Women's Day 2015
    As Secretary-General of the UN agency responsible for helping connect the world to the power of information and communication technologies, I would like to see a picture of a world where young women embrace careers as ICT professionals, and leverage the power of ICTs to change the future – for themselves, and for those around them...
  • ITU Child Online Protection : Safer Internet Day
    10 February 2015, Geneva, Switzerland : Today, February 10, is Safer Internet Day. For the global community, this is important part of efforts to improve the safety and security of the digital tools we all rely on, each and every day...
  • ITU Secretary-General at the World Economic Forum, Davos
    21-24 January 2015, Davos, Switzerland : ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao had a particularly busy agenda at this year's WEF session in Davos, Switzerland, leading a special session of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development alongside Commission co-Chair President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, and meeting with several Heads of State and CEOs, including the President of Estonia, His Excellency Toomas Hendrik Ilves ...
  • ITU Management team inauguration
    15 January 2015, Geneva : ITU's new management team, led by Secretary-General Houlin Zhao, was formally inaugurated on 15 January 2015 at ITU headquarters in Geneva in the presence of Permanent Representatives of Member States to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Heads of UN agencies...
  • Interview with Houlin Zhao
    My first task will be to convene the new management team. We have five elected officials at ITU, including three new and two re-elected officials...
  • PP-14: Acceptance Speech
    23 October 2014, Busan, Republic of Korea : I feel deeply moved that you have unanimously and enthusiastically elected me as the new Secretary General of the ITU, entrusting me the honour of leading our beloved organization for the next four years. I sincerely thank all of you for your confidence in me...