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World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014



ITU's sixth World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 March to 10 April 2014 at the kind invitation of the United Arab Emirates. It was preceded by six Regional Preparatory Meetings held in 2013.
The theme of WTDC-14 was "Broadband for Sustainable Development".

The objective of WTDC-14 was to establish work programmes and guidelines for defining telecommunication development questions and priorities and to provide direction and guidance for the work programme of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) over the next four-year period.
WTDC-14 was preceded by an Executive Strategic Dialogue on Broadband for Sustainable Development. This Dialogue took place on Saturday, 29 March, and provided an opportunity to exchange views on the trends, challenges and opportunities of the telecom/ICT sector.