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WTISD 2014

Broadband for Sustainable Development


Poster WTISD 2014The purpose of  World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. 17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. 

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Exceptionally in 2014, WTISD was celebrated in Geneva on Friday, 16 May as 17 May 2014 fell on a Saturday.

Call for Action


We invite you to organize activities in your country to mark WTISD-2014. We encourage the involvement of all sections of society to formulate awareness and consensus on the issues underlying the theme “Broadband for Sustainable Development”.