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Resolution 68 (Rev. Antalya, 2006) - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
The Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (Antalya, 2006),

considering

the value of the annual celebration of World Telecommunication Day and World Information Society Day in supporting the main strategic orientations of the Union,

bearing in mind

  1. Resolution 46 (Malaga-Torremolinos, 1973) of the Plenipotentiary Conference, instituting a World Telecommunication Day celebrated annually on 17 May, date of the signature of the first International Telegraph Convention marking the founding of ITU;
     
  2. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/252 of 27 March 2006, stipulating that World Information Society Day shall be celebrated every year on 17 May;
     
  3. the Tunis Agenda on the Information Society adopted by the World Summit on the Information Society, in which it is acknowledged that there is a need to build more awareness of the Internet,

resolves to invite Member States and Sector Members

to celebrate the day annually by organizing appropriate national programmes with a view to:

  • stimulating reflection and exchanges of ideas on the theme adopted by the Council;
  • debating the various aspects of the theme with all partners in society;
  • formulating a report reflecting national discussions on the issues underlying the theme, to be fed back to ITU and the rest of the membership,

invites the Council

to adopt, for each World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, a specific theme relating to the main challenges which the changing telecommuni¬cation and information and communication technology (ICT) environment poses for both developed and developing countries,

invites Member States

to make available to the Secretary-General reports which may be produced on the main issues discussed at the national level,

instructs the Secretary-General

  1. to circulate to the entire membership a consolidated document based on the national reports submitted in accordance with this resolution for the purpose of fostering the exchange of information and views among and with the membership on a host of selected strategic issues;
  2. to liaise with the United Nations and consult United Nations agencies.

 

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