Since the conclusion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in November 2005, the World Day has been marked by a high-profile ceremony that includes the presentation of the ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award to distinguished laureates for their contribution towards building an inclusive and more equitable Information Society. This year, the awards will focus on eminent personalities for their work in providing ICT opportunities for persons with disabilities, the theme of this year’s celebrations.
The global ceremony of the World Telecommunication and Information Society
Day will be held in conjunction with
ITU TELECOM Africa.
15 May 2008, 13h30
to 15h00 hours (invited guests to be seated by 13h00 h.)
- Cheops Auditorium,
Venue of ITU TELECOM Africa
- 13h00 Arrival of Guests
- 13h15 Musical interlude
- 13h30 Arrival of Officials
- 13h35 Address by ITU Secretary-General
- 13h45 Presentation of awards and address by laureates