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​ITU-D CONFERENCES, MEETINGS AND EVENTS​​

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The BDT organizes ITU-D institutional conferences (WTDC, RDC) and meetings (RPM, TDAG, Study Groups) as well as thematic, global and regional meetings and events.

The International Telecommunication Union, through the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), organizes a World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) every four years and a number of Regional Preparatory Meetings​ (RPMs) within that same period.
The Telecommunication Development Conferences serve as forums for free discussion by all concerned with the Development Sector. In addition, they review the numerous programmes and projects of the Sector and BDT. Results are reported and new projects are launched. The World Conferences set the agenda and the guidelines for the following four-year cycle, while the Regional Conferences review "work-in-progress" towards the overall objectives and ensure that goals are met.
Each Regional Preparatory Meeting brings together the countries in its region to explore and discuss their needs and the present and future projects of the Sector.​

 

The TDAG meets between the World Telecommunication Development Conferences (WTDC) to advise the Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) on the implementation of the WTDC Action Plan, including issues relating to the budget and the operational plan of the ITU-D.
The TDAG​ is open to representatives of Member States, Sector Members and to chairmen and vice-chairmen of Study Groups. In addition, the Director may invite representatives of bilateral cooperation and development aid agencies, and multilateral development institutions to participate in the meetings.​ ​

 

​​The ITU-D has created two Study Groups​
Study Group 1 deals with issues related to the Enabling environment, cybersecurity, ICT applications and Internet-related issues. Study Group 2 deals with issues related to Information and communication infrastructure and technology development, emergency telecommunications and climate-change adaptation​.​​

 

​​The ITU-D organizes a number of Events and Meetings, either of global or regional nature. Check here the for the latest information from the ITU-D Calendar of Events​