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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2009 aims to protect children in cyberspace

ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Awards to be announced at 18 May celebrations in Geneva

Geneva, 8 May 2009

What: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)
Theme: Protecting children in cyberspace
When: 18 May 2009, 11:00 − 12:05
Where: ITU, Geneva, Switzerland
Why:
  • WTISD-2009 theme aims to ensure that children can safely access the Internet and its valuable resources without falling prey to unscrupulous predators in cyberspace
  • Presentation of ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Awards for 2009
  • Promote awareness of the potential of ICT in meeting development and economic aspirations and of the Internet as a global resource
  • Follow-up Forum on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
  • Mark the establishment of ITU on 17 May 1865
Who:
  • ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award laureates in recognition of their work to protect children in cyberspace
  • High-level representatives from governments, international organizations, private sector and civil society
  • Experts in cybersecurity

Media information:

Press opportunity to meet the laureates 12:15 − 12:45

UN Press accreditation is valid. Others must seek accreditation at pressinfoitu.int (subject: WTISD-09).

For more information, please visit www.itu.int/wtisd/index.html or contact:

Sanjay Acharya

Chief, Media Relations and Public Information

ITU

Tel: +41 22 730 5046

Mobile: +41 79 249 4861

E-mail: sanjay.acharyaitu.int

 

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