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WTISD 2015


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

ITU 150 anniversary 17 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


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On the occasion of ITU's 150th Anniversary, ITU150 Awards were launched to recognize individuals past and present from government, ICT industry, academia, and civil society that have contributed to improving lives of world citizens through ICT innovations developed, promoted or implemented by ITU. 

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Theme WTISD 2015

Telecommunications and ICTs: Drivers of innovation

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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. 

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