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ITU 150

WTISD 2015


17 May 2015, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD 2015)

ITU 150 anniversary17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. This year, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union



Theme WTISD 2015:
Telecommunications and ICTs: Drivers of innovation

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. 

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Member States and Sector Members are invited to celebrate the day annually by organizing appropriate national programmes with a view to:

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