Broadband for Sustainable Development
The 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.
Exceptionally in 2014,
WTISD was celebrated in Geneva on Friday, 16 May as 17 May 2014 fell on a Saturday.