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ITU Publications : General Secretariat and Telecom

The ITU is the leading publisher of telecommunication technology, regulatory and standard information. Over 4'500 titles in printed form and growing  number on CD-ROM, DVD and Online.


General Secretariat and ITU TELECOM

 

The task of the General Secretariat is to manage the administrative and financial aspects of the Unions activities, including the provision of conference services, information services, long-range strategic planning, and corporate functions (Communication, Legal Affairs, Finance, Personnel and Common Services).

At its events, ITU TELECOM provides a networking platform for the global ICT community. Under this platform, the top names from both government and industry- drawn either from across the globe or from a particular region- can come together, meet, network, view the latest technologies on the Exhibition floor and take part in topical debate in the Forum.

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 Recent ITU Publications from General Secretariat and ITU Telecom
Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference
Busan, 2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

Decisions, Resolutions, recommendations adopted by previous Plenipotentiary Conferences, Kyoto, 1994; Minneapolis, 1998; Marrakesh, 2002; Antalya, 2006; and Guadalajara, 2010, as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Busan, 2014) and new Decisions and Resolutions adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Busan, 2014).

Expected availability of free PDF* and paying hard-copy: 1st Quarter 2015 *(Free online access to PDF versions of this publication will be provided to the general public, upon finalization of the document, as per a 2013 ITU Council Decision)

Available inCD/DVD   paper  
Other editions:   Busan, November 2014   Guadalajara, 2010   Antalya, 2006   Marrakesh, 2002   Minneapolis, 1998   Kyoto, 1994   Geneva, 1992  
 
The ICT Opportunity for a Disability-Inclusive Development Framework
Edition of 2013  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication contributes to a better understanding of the extent to which ICTs can enable and accelerate the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities. It lists challenges that are still to be addressed while outlining concrete actions to be undertaken by each group of stakeholders and a set of indicators to help measure progress towards the achievement of a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda and framework. The report is the result of collaborative input from the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, the International Disability Alliance, ITU, Microsoft, the Telecentre.org Foundation and UNESCO. For more information, please visit www.itu.int/accessibility.
Available inpaper   electronic file
 
Moby and the story of the telephone
2009   Publication Notice with Order Form

This book tells the story of the telephone and its technology, from ancient times to the present day. It explains the basic physical principles in simple terms, and is intended for anyone of high-school age or older curious to understand how this everyday object works.... A mobile phone belonging to one of the sales staff gets locked up in the shop, giving it the perfect opportunity to tell the latest batch of phones their own STORY - the history of the telephone!
Available inpaper   electronic file
 
Resolutions and Decisions of the Council of the International Telecommunication Union
Edition 2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication contains the complete text of the Council's Resolutions and Decisions. It also contains three appendices: a numerical list of all Resolutions adopted by the Council since its creation, a numerical list of all Decisions adopted by the Council since its creation and an analytical table.

Expected availability of free online access* and paying hard-copy: 1st Quarter 2015. *(As per decision of the ITU Council 2013)

Available inpaper  
Other editions:   Edition 2013   Edition 2012   Edition 2011   2010-2011   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   2002  
 
World Information Society Report 2007: Beyond WSIS
2nd Edition, 2007   Publication Notice with Order Form

The second edition of the World Information Society Report, published by ITU and UNCTAD, looks beyond WSIS to the creation of an inclusive, people-centred and development-oriented Information Society, open to all. The opening chapter looks at the challenges of measuring the ICT sector while chapter two examines progress in bridging the digital divide. Chapter three focuses on emerging trends in the information society worldwide and chapter four looks at national ICT strategies. Chapter five considers the threats to cybersecurity, while chapter six provides an update on WSIS implementation and presents a number of ICT success stories across the world . When purchased, the report is accompanied by a series of tables providing the latest statistics on the development of ICTs worldwide.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   1st Edition, 2006