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MEET THE SPEAKERS !


Policy statements at the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17) focused on the conference theme: “ICT for Sustainable Development Goals” (ICT④SDGs).
The contribution of information and communication technologies as a cross-cutting sector is crucial for accelerating efforts to attain these goals through, for example, e-health, e-education, e-agriculture, e-commerce and e-government.

High-ranking officials from ITU Member States, for the most part ministers or deputy ministers, shared their views on emerging trends and on matters of strategic importance to the development of the telecommunication and information and communication technology sector worldwide. Their statements and videos are posted below.

  
  
  
  
  
  
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Boris Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration
ShowKoprivnikarWTDC178Plenary - High Level Segment1060SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下سلوفينياSloveniaEsloveniaSlovénieСловения斯洛文尼亚NoYes
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In Slovenia, we strongly believe that digitalisation is one of the most important things for the development of the society as a whole. This is why we launched the initiative: Slovenia, a green reference country in digital Europe. With this initiative, we are not searching for new discoveries, but rather new ways of using digital tools at system level - to improve the quality of life of our citizens and quality of Slovenian businesses.

When Slovenia became subject to electronic and mobile changes we decided to embrace this and become smart: we use digital tools in order to make smarter decisions. So that all members of society would be included in Slovenia's plans, a Digital Coalition was established that consists not only of representatives of the government, but businesses and development as well. All members decide together on the future direction the Slovenian society will take. This is how we can regain the trust of our citizens in the Slovenian government. Trust in the future is one of the key objectives we wish to achieve with digital technology. That is why Slovenia has decided to open up data - the legislation was changed and an Open Data Portal was established. This portal enables that the data is published in machine-readable form, as we see data as a public good. And we strongly believe that data that does not conflict with personal or business interests should therefore be shared.

We open education and its sources. Just last month the 2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress was held in Slovenia. It is our vision that in the future education will be opened up as it should be available to anyone.

Slovenia also opens up platforms. Any sort of platforms and networks that are in use should be accessible to everyone. Slovenia does not invest in the broadband infrastructure, but rather in the capilar networks that Slovenian citizens can use in their work.

Slovenia's main strategy is the so-called "Productivity Sandwich". This means that the government enables the environment where the bottom part is represented by optical network that are accessible to everyone. The top part of the "sandwich" is the 5G and similar networks that can speed up the communication (this effort is being approached by a so-called coalition of the private and public sector). In the middle and most important part of the sandwich is data. Data is being shared, opened... Based on this, new services and solutions for Slovenian citizens and businesses are being developed.

Data is the fuel of the future. Global enterprisers such as Google, Facebook and similar, can establish huge empires based only on the information their users provide them. As this data is very private, it should be used smartly and responsibly for the sustainable development in the future. Let's open up data and synchronise it, so that it can be shared in a safe manner. This is the perfect recipe for a brighter future of our citizens and businesses.

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Hadja FatimataMinister of Development of the Digital Economy and Posts
ShowOuattara/SanonWTDC178Plenary - High Level Segment1060SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Msمعالي السيدةH.E. MsS.E. Sra.S.E. MmeЕ.П. г-жа女士阁下بوركينا فاصوBurkina FasoBurkina FasoBurkina FasoБуркина-Фасо布基纳法索NoYes
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C'est un réel plaisir pour moi de prendre part à cette Conférence Mondiale de Développement des Télécommunications de notre Union, qu'accueille cette belle ville de Buenos Aires.

En mon nom et en celui de ma délégation, je tiens à exprimer ma profonde gratitude aux plus hautes autorités et au Gouvernement de l'Argentine pour les excellentes conditions de travail mises à notre disposition.

Je remercie l'équipe dirigeante de l'UIT et félicite tout le personnel de l'UIT, pour tous les efforts qu'ils ne cessent de déployer en direction des pays en développement, afin de leur apporter conseils et assistance multiformes en matière de Télécommunications/TIC.

Chers collègues ministres, distingués délégués ,

Nous sommes à un tournant décisif de l'histoire de notre secteur caractérisé par la convergence, l'accélération, l'innovation et l'asymétrie. Les technologies émergentes, tels que les mégadonnées, l'Internet des Objets, l'intelligence artificielle, les nanotechnologies, les ordinateurs quantiques nous interpellent pour mettre en place les politiques favorables à leur épanouissement pour le bien de toute l'humanité.

Notre économie numérique est fragilisée par les risques liés aux cyberattaques. Nos enfants, les natifs digitaux, sont plus que jamais exposés. Nous devons donc être plus proactifs et plus coopératifs car la cybersécurité est une question globale qui appelle une collaboration mondiale.

Le thème de cette conférence vient à point nommé, car l'adoption des Objectifs de développement durable ouvrent de nouvelles opportunités de marché et de contribution au développement durable pour le secteur des TIC.

Il nous appartient de mettre en place les politiques collaboratives avec les autres secteurs de l'économie, tels que la santé, l'éducation, l'agriculture et le commerce pour accélérer l'atteinte des ODD.

Dans mon pays, le Burkina Faso, l'utilisation des TICs pour le développement est l'objet d'un programme du Président du Burkina Faso et mon département à la charge de la mise en œuvre des politiques propices et des projets structurants dans les cadres de Partenariat Public Privé.

L'ambition du Gouvernement du Burkina Faso est d'édifier à l'échelle nationale une société de l'information inclusive et porteuse de développement économique et social.

Monsieur le Président, honorables délégués, Mesdames et Messieurs

Je souhaite que les résultats de la présente conférence soient à la hauteur de nos attentes pour accélérer l'atteinte des ODD, et je réaffirme toute la volonté du Burkina Faso de prendre une part active à la construction de la société mondiale de l'information.

Le Burkina Faso croit fermement en l'UIT. Comme vous le savez, le Burkina présente un candidat pour le poste de Vice-Secrétaire Général. Pour des raisons d'éthique, nous vous en parlerons plutôt demain lors du cocktail du Burkina Faso auquel je vous invite tous.

Je souhaite plein succès à nos travaux.

Je vous remercie

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RobertDeputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy at the  U.S. Department of State
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Mr. Chairman, Mr. Secretary-General, Ministers, Excellencies and distinguished colleagues: On behalf of the United States of America, I thank the government of Argentina for their generosity and hospitality, and for welcoming us to this beautiful and historic city.

Mr. Chairman, we wish you the best as you guide this conference in setting the course for the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector for the next four years. And Mr. Brahima Sanou, thank you for your leadership and efforts at the helm of this important Sector of the Union.

I also would like to add my congratulations on the 25th Anniversary of the ITU Development Sector. This WTDC has a special distinction because we are celebrating twenty-five years of achievements in the city that hosted the first WTDC in 1994.

The global digital ecosystem has truly improved how people live, communicate, and relate to each other and the world around them. This change has been


driven by the dramatic increase in broadband access, the widespread penetration of mobile phones, and the development of a wide range of innovative information and communication technology services which helped foster unprecedented increases in economic growth.

This progress reflects the continued success of public-private and multistakeholder cooperation, market and regulatory reforms, technological innovation, and commitments on the part of diverse stakeholders, including the membership of the ITU. Member states have invested in broadening the deployment of ICT. The United States has shown its commitment to increased Internet connectivity by, among other efforts, the projects funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

As we finalize the Buenos Aires Declaration, we have an opportunity to reflect our goals and objectives for the Development Sector and set a path for the next four years.

The recent natural disasters that have struck the United States and our friends and neighbors in Mexico, the Americas and the Caribbean have touched all of us - developing and developed countries alike. These events remind us of the critical, and life-saving, role that ICTs can play.

Whether it is satellites that helped track and predict the coming hurricanes; the early warning systems to alert citizens on their mobile phones; the images broadcast around the world to unite us all in our support for those affected; the mobile and satellite communications systems connecting first responders and families; or the mobile payment systems to mobilize resources - ICT is critically important to mitigating damage and responding to natural disasters.

And even more importantly - the responses to these disasters demonstrate the remarkable power of collaboration, cooperation and partnership across countries, communities, and diverse stakeholders.

The United States proposals to this Conference, and our support of our region's Inter-American Proposals, reflect our strong support for the continued ITU-D role in broadband deployment and emergency communications. We support the continued development by Member States and Sector Members of voluntary guidelines and best practices to assist efforts to increase digital inclusion, develop advanced networks, and create a stable and predictable regulatory environment. We believe that it is important to preserve and enhance ITU-D's role as a forward-looking knowledge platform to exchange experiences and views.

This process has served the Sector well, generating timely and useful deliverables which reflect the experiences of many countries in this room today. To help close the digital divide, we will continue to support an open, transparent, and market-based approach to tackling the challenges of expanding the benefits of the global digital ecosystem.

WTDC-17 also is an important milestone on the path to the 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference. We must work together, in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, to deliver sustainable and measurable results. With your leadership, Mr. Chairman, and the efforts of distinguished delegates, I am confident that we can achieve a positive outcome. To you, Mr. Chairman, and to all our colleagues we extend our very best wishes for a successful conference.

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Houda ImaneMinister of Post, Telecommunications, Technologies and Digitalization
ShowFaraounWTDC178Plenary - High Level Segment1060SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Msمعالي السيدةH.E. MsS.E. Sra.S.E. MmeЕ.П. г-жа女士阁下الجزائرAlgeriaArgeliaAlgérieАлжир阿尔及利亚NoYes
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Mr President of the Conference,

Excellences, Mr the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union,

Distinguished Ministers,

Directors of ITU Sectors

Honorable Delegates

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a great honor for me to be among you today at the World Telecommunications Development Conference to discuss the role of ICTs in social and economic development. It is particularly pleasant to do that in such a beautiful town I would like to thank sincerely the Authorities of the Argentinean Republic and its honorable people for their warm welcome and the excellent organizational measures that, I am sure, will assure the successful of this conference. and my thanks to the Secretary General of the ITU, Mr. Haoulin Zhao for his efforts to highlight the efficient role of the ITU in the process of achievement of the sustainable development goals.

First, I would like to attract your attention to something that most people seems to overlook: in fact, the distinguished attendees participating in this event are not my only audience. Thanks to technology, it is now possible for anyone in the world, including my fellow Algerian citizens, as well as any inhabitant of the world, to watch my three-minute speech may be on live streaming or once it is uploaded to the internet. I think they even can download it in no more than 10 seconds, providing they have 4G connectivity. A speed of download simply amazing. Still, they will need three more minutes to view the entire video, won't they…?

This is all very impressive, but, ladies and gentlemen, how many people do you think will actually be able to view the video at all? How many people have no chance to know that this video, or any other, is available? As of today, there is no less than a billion people in Africa without internet connectivity of any type, due to the low penetration rate of the network, usually limited to the main urban areas. What is worse is that internet usership does not exceed 2% in some African countries. Oddly enough, the second largest and most populated continent has the lowest internet coverage in the world: only 10% as of 2017.

The question is, do the remaining 90% of people even care about the extraordinary speed of the 4G, 5G and whatever comes next when they still do not have 2G network? In July 2016, the UN issued a resolution which declared the internet as a basic human right, and has also recognized the necessity of guaranteeing internet access to every single person on earth for the purpose of promoting human progress. Yet, many African countries, but also from other continents, are still lagging far behind the rest of the world as it is deprived of the numerous benefits of ICT, which would utterly transform the field of education by providing numerous learning facilities and knowledge sharing platforms. Science is the intangible heritage of humanity. Technology is supposed to provide the means to spread it for the benefit of all humankind. At least that was the promise brought by the World Wide Web when created.

The point is that efforts, money and time, are deployed in developing new network generations; they are also deployed to get slimmer smartphones, with cooler cameras, high definition screens... we are extracting noble metals and rare earths, hurting nature by the same way, just to get new devices with funnier gadgets… what about our future? what about SDGs? What about human rights?

Ladies and gentlemen, a reasonable mind would infer that our priority is not to increase the speed of the internet connection for the mere prestige of those who already access it, but rather to connect as many people as possible all over the planet. I firmly believe that it is our duty to awaken the hidden potential of the African population, which is continuously wasted away because of the poor quality of education provided to its youth. We must direct our efforts towards the creation of a more equally, more homogeneously interconnected world, as a collective investment for the future of humanity.

To conclude, Mister President, ladies and gentlemen,

We all are waiting for a smart scientist who will invent a remedy for cancer… maybe he is now a cheerful child playing in the shadow of a large African tree, or a high palm tree in Nicaragua. Let us provide internet there, to give this child a chance to contribute saving us.

Wishing all success to the WTDC 17

Thank you for your kind attention.

 

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Mahamat AllahouMinister of Posts and Information and Communication Technology
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Mo n s i eur le Président de la Conférence ;

Mo n s i eur le Secrétaire Général de l'UIT ;

Mo n s i eur le Directeur du Bureau de Développement des Télécommunications ;

M esdames et Messieurs les Ministres et Chefs de délégations ;

Mesdames et Messieurs les Délégués ;

D i s t i n gués invités, Mesdames et Messieurs ;

J'ai l'honneur et le privilège de prendre la parole devant cette auguste assemblée pour vous transmettre les salutations fraternelles du Président de la République du Tchad, Son Excellence IDRISS DEBY ITNO, du Gouvernement et du Peuple tchadien, à son Excellence Monsieur MAURICIO MACRI, Président de la République d'Argentine ainsi qu'au Gouvernement et au Peuple Argentin. Nous voulons également remercier le peuple Argentin pour l'accueil combien fraternel qu'il a réservé à la Délégation Tchadienne depuis son arrivée sur le sol Argentin.

Le Tchad adresse également ses sincères sentiments d'amitié aux Peuples et aux Gouvernements des Pays présents à cette Conférence Mondiale de développement des télécommunications.

Je vous présente Monsieur le Président, les félicitations de la délégation du Tchad pour votre élection à la Présidence de la Conférence. Connaissant votre dynamisme, je n'en doute pas du succès de cette conférence.

Mesdames et Messieurs les Chefs des Délégations,

Distingués participants

Le Gouvernement du Tchad conscient du rôle catalyseur des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication dans le développement économique et la promotion du bien-être des populations, s'est donné comme ambition d'assurer le développement du Tchad par les TIC.

En effet, le secteur des Technologies de l'information et de la communication est en pleine mutation partout dans le monde. Les services se diversifient, les marchés s'ouvrent à la concurrence, et des perpétuelles restructurations s'opèrent dans le secteur. Notre pays n'est pas du reste dans cette tendance généralisée.

Dans « La Vision 2030, le Tchad que nous voulons » qui consacre à la fois, la volonté du Chef de l'Etat de faire du Tchad un pays émergent à l'horizon 2030 et les aspirations légitimes des Tchadiens et des Tchadiennes, déclinée en plan quinquennaux de développement, le développement des TlC est inscrit parmi les actions prioritaires de la stratégie de croissance du pays pour les prochaines décennies.

Cette volonté s'est traduite par la création d'un cadre juridique et réglementaire propice au développement, la réalisation des infrastructures de télécommunications/TIC performantes et fiables et enfin la promotion et la diversification des applications et services par l'introduction de la concurrence.

Une Stratégie de développement des TIC dénommée Plan Tchad Numérique 2017-2021 qui ambitionne de rehausser la contribution du secteur des TIC dans l'économie nationale à deux chiffres d'ici 2021, a été adoptée juin 2017 pour formaliser cette volonté.

En prélude à l'élaboration du Plan Tchad Numérique, une grande réforme du cadre juridique et règlementaire du secteur a été réalisée pour permettre une mise en œuvre efficace dudit plan Cette réforme qui a démarré depuis 2008 a abouti à la promulgation de huit (08) lois, portant sur tout le domaine des TIC à savoir la règlementation et régulation des communications électroniques et des activités postales, la création d'une Agence de développement des TIC, la Cybersécurité et la lutte contre la Cybercriminalité etc...

Mesdames et Messieurs les Chefs des Délégations

Mesdames et Messieurs

Comme vous pouvez le constatez, la réforme du cadre juridique seule ne suffit pas, le développement des infrastructures est tout aussi important sinon nécessaire.

En effet, face aux difficultés d'accès aux grandes capacités de transmission internationales causées par son enclavement, le Tchad a construit plus 2250 km d'infrastructures large bande en fibres optiques. Entre 2009 et 2011, 800 km de fibre optique ont été construits de Mberé (frontière Camerounaise) à Ndjamena et entre 2014 et 2015, 1482 km de réseaux de transmission en fibre optique ont été réalisés de N'Djamena à Adré pour interconnecter le réseau tchadien aux câbles sous-marins situés le long de la mer rouge à travers le réseau soudanais. Il s'agit à termes, d'aboutir à une grande boucle en fibres optiques qui assurera d'une part l'interconnexion de toutes les régions par des liens haut débit et d'autres part la connexion du pays à plusieurs câbles sous-marins internationaux.

Le réseau d'accès a également connu une avancée avec l'ouverture par les opérateurs de téléphonie mobile des réseaux 3G et 4G. Ces réseaux ont permis d'accroitre les activités dans tous les domaines de la vie, notamment, économique, social, culturel etc. et ainsi contribuer à la réduction de la fracture numérique au sein du pays.

Mesdames et Messieurs les Chefs des Délégations

Mesdames et Messieurs

Dans le cadre de la réforme et de la modernisation de l'administration publique, le Gouvernement tchadien a entrepris un vaste programme d'informatisation des différentes structures de l'Etat (Ministères, Gouvernorats, Préfectures, Communes Urbaines, Administrations déconcentrées, etc.).

L'objectif de ce projet est entre autres, la mise en place de l'Intranet gouvernemental qui permettra de rendre fluide et efficace les communications intra-administration, les communications entre la population et l'administration et enfin entre les entreprises et l'Etat.

Le gouvernement tchadien entend, à travers ce vaste chantier de numérisation du fonctionnement des Institutions de l'état, assurer la fournir en ligne aux citoyens, aux entreprises et aux partenaires tous les services nécessaires et ainsi aboutir à la dématérialisation de l'ensemble des processus de l'administration.

L'encadrement des jeunes figures aussi parmi les priorités du gouvernement tchadien, car ils constituent inéluctablement des acteurs essentiels pour l'éclosion de l'entreprenariat privé, créateurs de richesses et d'emplois.

Mesdames et Messieurs les Chefs des Délégations

Mesdames et Messieurs

Animé par la volonté de contribuer au développement de tout le Continent africain, le gouvernement a initié un projet structurant avec l'accompagnement des Partenaires au développement comme l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie OIF), l'Union Internationale des Télécommunications (UIT), L'Union Africaine (UA) et le CAMES. Il s'agit du projet de construction du Centre Africain des Technologies de l'Information (CATI).

Le CATI aura remplir trois (3) missions principales à savoir : incubateur des jeunes, accélérateur de réussite et d'épanouissement des jeunes africains et, révélateur des vraies images de l'Afrique à la face du monde en temps réel, . La Commission de l'Union Africaine et les experts tchadiens travaillent en ce moment sur la mise en œuvre du projet. La contribution des autres (Pays et Institutions) serait la bienvenue.

Mesdames et Messieurs les Chefs des Délégations

Mesdames et Messieurs

Nous ne pouvons aujourd'hui parler de véritable développement s'il ne touche tout le monde. Car, tant qu'il subsistera un grand nombre de pays moins développés à côté des pays développés, notre monde sera toujours déséquilibré : L'évolution des uns sera freinée par le retard des autres.

Seule la coopération internationale souvent prônée dans les grandes assises pourrait conduire à un développement global. Malheureusement, ces bonnes intentions se volatilisent avec les discours de clôture de ces assises.

Nous saluons au passage l'Union Internationale des Télécommunications (UIT) et l'Union Africaine (UA) qui se démènent, contre vents et marées pour tenir la flamme toujours allumée.

Mesdames et Messieurs les Chefs des Délégations

Mesdames et Messieurs

La Conférence doit déboucher sur des modalités pratiques d'accélération du développement des télécommunications/TIC de manière à rendre le large bande accessible à tous et partout afin d'améliorer en tout point de vue, la vie quotidienne des habitants de la planète. Des lignes directrices bien claires doivent être définies en vue d'aider les gouvernements à créer un environnement propice qui puisse inciter le secteur privé à investir dans la construction d'infrastructures des télécommunications/TIC et dans la fourniture de services.

Nous devons également mesurer le chemin parcouru en termes de développement des télécommunications et TIC impulsé depuis la dernière Conférence Mondiale de Développement des Télécommunications CMDT-14, identifier les obstacles, mettre en place les moyens de les enrayer pour asseoir une stratégie gagnante pour les quatre prochaines années.

Mesdames et Messieurs les Chefs des Délégations

Mesdames et Messieurs

En réitérant notre attachement à la solidarité agissante au sein de l'Union Internationale des Télécommunications (UIT), je formule le vœu de plein succès à la Conférence Mondiale de Développement des Télécommunications édition 2017.

Vive le développement des télécommunications et des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication, pour que naisse une société de l'information ouverte et inclusive.

Je vous remercie.

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Ibrahim State Minister of Communications & Information Technology
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MarkBritish Ambassador to the Argentine Republic
ShowKentWTDC178Plenary - High Level Segment1060SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador المملكة المتحدةUnited KingdomReino UnidoRoyaume-UniСоединенное Королевство英国NoYes
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Mr Chairman, Mr Secretary-General, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, friends and colleagues.

It is a great honour to speak before you on behalf of the United Kingdom.

I would firstly likely to offer the United Kingdom's warmest thanks and congratulations to Argentina and to the ITU for organising this important conference.

The ITU's Development Sector has a critically important role to play in supporting developing countries. I would like to offer our congratulations to the Development Sector on its 25th anniversary.

The UK is fully committed to assisting developing countries. We are very proud to be one of the very few countries that meets the UN target to spend 0.7% of our gross national income (GNI) on foreign aid.

And the UK is fully committed to the ITU and the important role it plays. We are very proud in particular of Malcolm Johnson and the work he does to ensure that the ITU delivers for all its Members, working in a spirit of friendship and cooperation with countries from every region of the world.

We are proud to be supporting him for a second term as Deputy Decretary General, in order to secure a strong future for the ITU.

We know that telecommunications and ICTs are an essential building block of economic and social development. The World Summit on the Information Society set out an ambitious, people-centred development agenda to ensure that people from every part of the world can benefit from the potential of telecommunications and ICTs.

An estimated fifty percent of humanity is still not connected to the internet. A core function of the ITU is helping to overcome this major obstacle to global economic development.

The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is a great opportunity to harness the potential of telecommunications and ICTs to support development and we are very pleased that the theme of this conference is 'ICT for Sustainable Development Goals'.

There is a very full agenda to make this a reality:

I know there are many countries represented here today which have already done excellent work in advancing this agenda. . We need to make sure that no one is left behind.

To deliver sustainable development, we need to bring together the efforts of all stakeholders.

All the Governments here today, including my own, need to reach out and work with the private sector, civil society, the technical community, academics and others if we are to make a real difference.

The ITU delivers best when it opens its doors to other stakeholders and builds a spirit of common endeavour.

This conference is a great opportunity to build that spirit and to make the Sustainable Development Agenda a reality.

To everyone here, we extend our very best wishes for a successful conference and we look forward to working with you in the time ahead.

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Majed M.Deputy Governor
Communications and Information Technology CommissionShowhttps://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Conferences/WTDC/WTDC17/Documents/HLS/SaudiaArabia.pdfAl-MazyedWTDC178Plenary - High Level Segment1060SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器MrالسيدMrSr.M.Г-н先生المملكة العربية السعوديةSaudi ArabiaArabia SauditaArabie saouditeСаудовская Аравия沙特阿拉伯NoYes
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Dauren Minister of Information and Communication
ShowAbayevWTDC1723Plenary: High Level Segment1070SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下كازاخستانKazakhstanKazajstánKazakhstanКазахстан哈萨克斯坦NoYes
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Уважаемые участники конференции! Уважаемый господин председатель!

От себя лично и от имени Правительства Республики Казахстан хочу поблагодарить организаторов за теплый прием и предоставленную мне возможность расскать об основных приоритетах развития сферы телекоммуникаций в нашей стране.

Развитие ИКТ инфраструктуры для Казахстана имеет стратегическое значение по ряду объективных причин.

Первое - это огромная территория страны, 9-я по величине в мире.

Вторая - отсутствие выхода к мировому океану.

Третья - низкая плотность населения и малокомпактное расположение городов и сел.

И благодаря политике Президента страны Нурсултана Назарбаева за 25 лет независимости в стране был создан современный инфокоммуникационный ландшафт.

Так, в Казахстане количество пользователей Интернет с 2006 года увеличилось с 8% до 76% .

В ретинге всемирного экономического форума по индексу сетевой готовности мы занимаем 39 место , по уровню развития электронного правительства в рейтинге ООН - 33 место .

Все крупные и мелкие города по всей стране охвачены связью 4-го поколения . Высокоскоростной доступ к Интернету имеют более трети всех сельских жителей.

Казахстан имеет собственную космическую программу, и на сегодня 2 наших спутника обеспечивают телекоммуникационными услугами и услугами телерадиовещания всех операторов страны.

В то же время, учитывая стремительное развитие высоких технологий, нами планируется переход на новый этап развития ИКТ-отрасли с принятием в 2018 году новой государственной Программы «Цифровой Казахстан».

Проект документа включает в себя 4 ключевых направления:

Первое - это дальнейшее строительство цифровой инфраструктуры. Так, мы планируем проложить более 20 тыс километров оптоволоконных линий связи.

Второе - повышение уровня цифровых навыков населения.

Третье - цифровизация всех отраслей экономики.

И четвертое - развитие проактивных государственных услуг населению и бизнесу.

Множество перспективных проектов предусмотрены программой, и мы будем приветствовать любую воможность их реализации в рамках международного сотрудничества.

В завершение я хотел бы отметить, что мир стоит на пороге внедрения связи нового поколения и новых технологий в работе с данными.

Уверен, что международный союз электросвязи сыграет позитивную координационную роль в их освоении развивающимися странами.

Спасибо за внимание!

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AbdiMinister of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology
ShowHassanWTDC1723Plenary: High Level Segment1070SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下الصومالSomaliaSomaliaSomalieСомали索马里NoYes
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- Your Excellences Ministers,

- Secretary General Mr. Houlin Zhao, ITU Directors

- Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,

I want to first thank and express my gratitude for the Government of Argentina for hosting the World Telecommunications Development Conference 2017, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of ITU-D, in this beautiful city, Buenos Aires.

I also want to thank the ITU especially ITU-D for organizing this Conference

Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, and distinguished guests

It is a privilege and an opportunity for me to make few remarks on the theme of this conference "ICT for Sustainable Development Goals" but before I do that allow me to tell you little bit about the Telecoms and ICT developments in Somalia.

The ICT sector is one of the brightest spots of the Somali economy, contributing close to 10% to the national GDP. Today most Somalis enjoy relatively high mobile communications and mobile money penetration levels and lower rates compared to other peoples from countries in the region. However, Internet penetration rates are among the lowest in the region due to limited domestic broadband network infrastructure and international connectivity.

When the stated-owned national posts and the telecommunications infrastructure were destroyed, private operators filled the vacuum by building successful mobile communication companies in totally unregulated environment. Due to the unregulated nature of the ICT environment in Somalia, service providers are neither encumbered by regulations protecting consumer rights, requiring interconnectivity and interoperability nor operate with formal licenses for spectrum usage or provision of services.

Just last month, the two chambers of our parliament passed a National Communication Law, which the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, His Excellency Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed had signed, into Law on 2nd October 2017. My Ministry is now in the process of establishing a regulatory authority. As we build the Regulatory Authority, we would look to leverage the expertise of the ITU and benchmark other relevant regulatory authorities.

Excellences, ladies and Gentlemen and distinguished guests,

Many more eloquent speakers have and will articulate far better than I can, what ICTs for Sustainable Development entail but let me just say that for Somalia and I would imagine for other less developed countries, our fear and concern is being left behind in a world where countries with advanced economies are moving into 4th Industrial Revolution while we are still struggling with providing basic internet access to our peoples.

Today access to knowledge and information is necessary to participate in the global economy. Yet far too many people in the developing world particularly in Least Developed Countries lack access to computers and basic Internet. This is especially true in my country, which is struggling to recover from years of conflict.

What countries like Somalia need are investments in their ICT infrastructures. This can be done either directly by private investors or in collaborations with governments in public Private Partnership arrangements. In Somalia we are keen to attract investors to develop our ICT sector so I call on private companies and members states alike to consider investing in Somalia. Somalia.

Thank You.

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Modibo ArounaMinister of the Digital Economy and Communication
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Monsieur le Président de la Conférence ;

Monsieur le Secrétaire Général de l'UIT;

Messieurs les Directeurs élus de l'UIT

Excellences Messieurs les ministres;

Honorables délégués;

Mesdames et Messieurs.

C'est un immense honneur pour moi et la délégation qui m'accompagne, de représenter le Mali à ce grand rendez-vous des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication.

Mes sincères remerciements et ma profonde gratitude vont à l'endroit des autorités argentines pour l'accueil fraternel dont ma délégation et moi-même avons bénéficié depuis notre arrivée en Argentine.

Je voudrais aussi, Monsieur le Président, vous adresser nos chaleureuses félicitations pour votre élection à la tête de la présente Conférence et vous assurer de l'appui et de la disponibilité de la délégation malienne que j'ai l'honneur de conduire pour contribuer à assurer le succès de la Conférence.

Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs,

Au regard de l'importance des programmes, des initiatives et des projets qui seront débattus lors de la CMDT-17, nous avons une conviction indéniable que les travaux de cette conférence mondiale de développement des télécommunications seront très fructueux et bénéfiques pour l'ensemble des pays.

En ce qui concerne le Mali, le Gouvernement a décidé de mettre l'usage des TIC au cœur de la modernisation de l'Administration et du travail gouvernemental avec toute la confiance numérique nécessaire en vue de l'amélioration des conditions de vie des citoyens.

Il s'attèle au développement des TIC notamment dans les domaines de la gouvernance, de l'éducation, de l'agriculture, de la santé, de la sécurité, du commerce, des postes et de l'accès aux services universels des télécommunications afin de rapprocher l'Administration des usagers et d'améliorer la transparence et l'efficacité de l'action publique grâce aux applications sectorielles.

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Pour le confort des usagers, le Gouvernement s'est attelé à mettre en place un cadre juridique et institutionnel harmonisé de confiance en la société de l'information, qui est au service de la croissance, de l'intégration économique et du désenclavement numérique.

C'est dans ce cadre qu'a été mis en place l'Autorité de Protection des Données à caractère Personnel d'une part et l'adoption de lois sur les échanges et transactions électroniques, la cryptologie, la société de l'information et la cybercriminalité d'autre part, permettant de fixer les règles de développement de l'Economie Numérique au Mali.

Pour fédérer l'ensemble des initiatives dans le domaine TIC, le Gouvernement a adopté le document de politique de l'économie numérique dénommé « politique de développement de l'économie numérique» qui vise à positionner le Mali parmi les pays dynamiques en matière d'utilisation des TIC. .


La vision prônée à travers ce document, est de faire du numérique un vecteur de développement social mais aussi une source de productivité et de valeur ajoutée pour les entreprises et pour l'administration publique.

Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs ,

Nous n'allons pas dresser ici le bilan exhaustif de l'évolution du secteur des télécommunications/Tic au Mali, mais souligner tout simplement le progrès fait depuis les cinq dernières années.

En plus des investissements effectués par les opérateurs, le Gouvernement a poursuivi en partenariat avec les institutions techniques et financières ramenant la réalisation de du réseau fibre optique à plus de 9.000 Km dont 3.000km construites par le Gouvernement. Ces investissements permettent au Mali d'être connecté en large bande avec cinq de ses sept voisins que sont le Burkina Faso, la Côte d'Ivoire, la Mauritanie, la guinée et le Sénégal,

Le marché mobile a, pendant ce temps continué sa dynamique grâce à une croissance toujours soutenue du nombre de clients qui dépasse les 20 millions d'abonnés en fin 2016 soit une télé densité de 114% qui tient compte d'un environnement de multi-sims comme souvent en Afrique eu égard aux coûts différenciés de terminaison On net et Off net. Quant à l'internet, le taux est de 20% et est aussi en constante progression

Dans l'optique de la poursuite du désenclavement numérique du pays, le Gouvernement procède actuellement à :

- l'extension des licences existantes des opérateurs à la 4G ;

- l'attribution d'une 4ème licence ;

- la mise en place d'un Point d'Echange Internet (Point (IXP))

Cependant, malgré les progrès notés, des défis importants restent à relever notamment l'accès au haut débit dans les milieux ruraux et semi ruraux, la réduction des tarifs des services de communication et surtout d'Internet.

Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs,

Depuis 1960, le Mali participe aux travaux de l'Union Internationale des Télécommunications. Tout au long de ces années, le Mali a contribué et soutenu l'élaboration des différentes stratégies et politiques de l'Union.

Plusieurs de ses hauts cadres ont contribué activement aux différentes activités de l'UIT à différents titres. C'est dire que le Mali croit fermement en l'UIT et en la coopération internationale et vous dire aussi toute la considération que les plus hautes autorités de mon pays accordent à l'UIT.

Nous réaffirmons notre ferme volonté de continuer dans cette voie, et nous comptons sur votre concours pour le soutien de la candidature du Mali à la prochaine élection du Conseil de l'UIT prévue à Dubaï (Emirats arabe Unis) en 2018 lors de la réunion des plénipotentiaires (PP-18).

Je puis vous assurer que mon pays apportera comme à l'accoutumée sa contribution pour le rayonnement de notre organisation et pour le développement des TICs, gage d'un avenir meilleur et d'une solidarité renouvelée et constante pour les populations du tiers monde en général et de l'Afrique en particulier.

Je voudrais saisir l'occasion qui m'est offerte, pour saluer et féliciter les hommes et femmes de l'UIT, pour tous les efforts qu'ils ne cessent de déployer en direction des pays en développement, afin de leur apporter conseils et assistance multiformes en matière de télécommunications.

Nous souhaitons plein succès aux travaux de cette conférence.

Je vous remercie.

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Rashid Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications
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Dear Mr. Chairman,

Dear Mr. Secretary-General of the ITU,

Your Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

First of all, it is my great pleasure to express deep gratitude for excellent conditions enabling fruitful conference activity to the Government of Argentina which had hosted the first Conference of the Telecommunication Development Sector in 1994, and now is opening a new quarter-century era of our joint activity aimed at the widespread introduction and use of telecommunication/information and communication technologies in all countries, especially in the developing ones!

The ITU's lines of activities have always been devoted to the most sensitive topics concerning international regulation and development of telecommunication / ICT standards as well as the relationships between government and business, civil society, private sector, science institutions and academia.

Significant emphasis is made to the needs of developing countries. More and more attention is paid to the development of broadband access, primarily to the mobile radio systems, especially for people with specific needs; as well as to building confidence and security in the use of ICTs; to the increasing role of ICTs in the emergency warning and relief and in climate change; to the development of smart technologies, and many others.

We believe that this time practically all countries of the world, thanks to the facilitating role of the ITU, are aware of the goals and objectives for introduction of modern information and communication technologies and further development of the information society.

The Russian Federation deems it important further strengthening the ITU's role, particularly the role of the Telecommunication Development Sector collaborating directly both with States and Sector Members, as well as with other organizations in order to implement the outcomes of the Union activity. Particular attention is given to the matters of development and use of the ICT infrastructure, strengthening confidence and security in the use of ICTs.

Greater involvement of the developing countries in the development of recommendations, standards and legal mechanisms will allow the international community to understand more clearly the interests and needs of the majority of the world population.

We believe that high-quality ICT infrastructure, elaboration of common approaches to its development and use would facilitate sustainable economic growth in all countries, reducing social inequality and bridging economical, technological and digital divides.

At the same time the digital divide is still substantial both between and within the countries. Bridging the digital divide is required for the sustainable growth of the infrastructure, improving the education and healthcare, capacity building, preserving and developing the cultural heritage in all its country-wide, religious and linguistic variety, and for use of ICTs to eradicate poverty, combat the negative impact of the climate change and support emergency relief actions. Fifty seven per cent of the world population has no access to the Internet and cannot take advantage from huge economic and social benefits which the Internet can provide. The ITU Initiative on ensuring inclusive and affordable access to the Internet in the least developed countries by 2020 is aimed to address this disparity.

The Russian Administration highly appreciates increasing role of the ITU in the development of information and communication technologies based on modern achievements in science and technology, in the implementation of the outcomes of the WSIS and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As well as other countries, Russia has been active in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in the digital transformation and transition to the Digital Economy.

Actually, fundamentally new Programme - "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation" - has been developed in the Russian Federation within six-month period. Its aim is to introduce digital technologies practically in all spheres of human activity within our society.

The Programme provides measures to establish legal, technical, organisational and financial conditions for the development of the national Digital Economy. This would allow, through ICTs, increasing the efficiency in all sectors of the national economy and establishing at least ten national companies-champions - high-tech enterprises developing "end-to-end" technologies and managing digital platforms operating on the global market and forming a system of startups around them, research teams and industry enterprises.

Russia quite successfully implements its own plan for increasing availability of telecommunication services, especially of broadband access. Despite huge territory of the Russian Federation and variety of its geographic and climate conditions, mobile access to broadband services in Russia is one of the most affordable in the world. Russia actively implements strategic industrial projects. More than 215 thousand of kilometers of fiber-optical communication links are laid in Russia to connect all settlements having more than 250 residents, offering attractive price policy. We plan to increase by 2018 availability of broadband services up to 97% of country's population and achieve 70% of citizens using online mechanism for obtaining government and municipal services.

The Russian Federation will continue to support active position of the International Telecommunication Union being not only specialized UN agency in telecommunications, but also the leading international organization in this field where the basic role in the achieving objectives for introduction of modern technologies and systems is on the Telecommunication Development Sector.

As ever, Russian Federation will actively support the ITU and Telecommunication Development Sector in carrying out its core mission - bringing the benefits of telecommunication/ICT to all the world's inhabitants.

I wish us all successful work at the conference.

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Уважаемый господин Председатель!

Уважаемый господин Генеральный секретарь МСЭ,

Ваши превосходительства,

Дамы и господа!

Прежде всего, я хочу выразить слова благодарности за предоставление прекрасных условий для плодотворной работы Правительству Аргентины, которая принимала первую Конференцию Сектора развития электросвязи в 1994 году, и сейчас открывает новый четвертьвековой период нашей деятельности, направленной на широкое внедрение и использование электросвязи/информационно-коммуникационных технологий во всех странах, особенно в развивающихся!

В сфере деятельности Союза всегда находятся самые чувствительные темы, касающиеся международного регулирования и разработки стандартов электросвязи/ИКТ а также, взаимоотношений государства с бизнесом, гражданским обществом, частным сектором, научными и академическими кругами.

Существенный акцент делается на потребностях развивающихся стран. Всё больше внимания уделяется вопросам, связанным с развитием широкополосного доступа, прежде всего с использованием систем подвижной радиосвязи, в том числе, для людей со специальными потребностями; с укреплением доверия и безопасностью при использовании ИКТ; с возрастающей ролью ИКТ в предупреждении и ликвидации последствий в чрезвычайных ситуаций и при изменении климата; с развитием «умных» технологий и другим.

Мы убеждены, что на современном этапе практически все страны мира, благодаря содействию МСЭ, ясно представляют цели и задачи по внедрению современных информационно-коммуникационных технологий, дальнейшему развитию информационного общества.

Российская Федерация считает важным дальнейшее укрепление роли МСЭ в целом и, в частности, Сектора развития электросвязи, непосредственно работающего как с государствами, так и с членами Сектора, а также другими организациями по внедрению результатов деятельности Союза. Особое внимание при этом уделяется вопросам развития и использования инфраструктуры ИКТ и укрепления доверия и безопасности при использовании ИКТ.

Широкое привлечение развивающихся стран к участию в выработке рекомендаций, стандартов, правовых механизмов позволит мировому сообществу более четко понять интересы и потребности подавляющего большинства мирового населения.

Уверены, что качественная ИКТ-инфраструктура, выработка общих подходов к ее развитию и использованию будет способствовать устойчивому экономическому росту всех стран, снижению уровня социального неравенства и сокращению экономического, технологического и цифрового разрывов.

В то же время цифровой разрыв все еще значителен, как между странами, так и внутри стран. Преодоление цифрового разрыва необходимо для устойчивого развития инфраструктуры, повышения уровня образования и здравоохранения, наращивания потенциала, сохранения и развития культурного наследия во всем его страновом, религиозном и языковом многообразии, а также в части использования ИКТ для устранения нищеты, борьбы с последствиями изменения климата и оказания помощи при чрезвычайных ситуациях. 57% мирового населения не имеет доступа к сети Интернет и не может пользоваться гигантскими экономическими и социальными преимуществами, которые он может обеспечить. На устранение этого неравенства нацелена инициатива МСЭ по обеспечению всеобщего и недорогого доступа к интернету в наименее развитых странах к 2020 году.

Администрация связи Российской Федерации высоко оценивает возрастающую роль МСЭ в развитии информационных и коммуникационных технологий на базе современных достижений науки и техники, в выполнении решений ВВУИО и Повестки дня в области устойчивого развития на период до 2030 года. Россия, как и другие страны, активно работает над достижением Целей в области устойчивого развития, обеспечением цифровой трансформации и переходом к цифровой экономике.

Фактически за полгода в Российской Федерации была разработана принципиально новая программа «Цифровая экономика Российской Федерации». Ее цель - внедрение цифровых технологий практически во все сферы жизнедеятельности общества.

В программе предусмотрены меры по созданию правовых, технических, организационных и финансовых условий для развития цифровой экономики в стране. Это позволит с помощью ИКТ повысить эффективность всех отраслей народного хозяйства и создать не менее десяти национальных компаний-чемпионов - высокотехнологичных предприятий, развивающих «сквозные» технологии и управляющих цифровыми платформами, которые работают на глобальном рынке и формируют вокруг себя систему стартапов, исследовательских коллективов и отраслевых предприятий.

Россия весьма успешно выполняет собственный план повышения доступности услуг электросвязи и особенно ШПД. Несмотря на обширность территории Российской Федерации, ее географические и климатические условия, мобильный доступ к услугам ШПД в России один из самых дешевых в мире. Ведётся активная работа над стратегическими отраслевыми проектами. Более 215 тысяч километров волоконно-оптических линий связи прокладываются в России для подключения всех населённых пунктов с числом жителей от 250 человек с привлекательной ценовой политикой. Мы планируем повысить к 2018 году уровень доступности услуг ШПД до 97% для всего населения страны и достичь показателя 70% доли граждан, использующих механизм получения государственных и муниципальных услуг в электронной форме.

Российская Федерация и впредь будет поддерживать активную позицию Международного союза электросвязи не только как специализированной организации ООН в сфере телекоммуникаций, но и как ведущей международной организации в этой области, в которой основная роль в выполнении задач по внедрению современных технологий и систем лежит на Секторе развития электросвязи.

Россия будет по-прежнему активно содействовать МСЭ и Сектору развития электросвязи в выполнении его основной миссии: дать возможность всем жителям планеты пользоваться преимуществами электросвязи/ИКТ.

Желаю всем нам успешной работы на Конференции.

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Phan Deputy Minister of Information and Communications
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Thank you very much Mr. Chairman,

Excellencies,

Distinguished guests,

Honorable participants,

On behalf of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, It is great honor for me to make this statement at the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17) with the theme "ICT for Sustainable Development Goals" (ICT ④ SDGs).

First of all, I highly appreciate all the effort and hardwork of ITU in organizing this WTDC-17. This is a really good opportunity for us to learn and exchange experiences on the implementation of ICT strategies, solutions to use ICT to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Nowadays, the explosive development of ICT has made such rapid and deep changes to the society and the economy. One can easily find strong impacts of ICT on all aspects of our life, working, social relationships …. And that happens at all scales, global, national, organizational and individual. In this context, we have to put ICT in the center of SDG strategy. Indeed, Vietnam has been making every effort to make best use of ICT to create new driving forces for sustainable and inclusive growth. We are focusing on the following priorities:

Firstly, we promote ICT applications in public areas, such as public governance, public health. From 2014-2016, according to UN e-government Index, Viet Nam improved its e-government performance and made the leap from middle-EGDI (e-government development index) to high-EGDI values. In public health, we succeeded in establishing database of health insurance covering approximately 99% of population. This opens up the path to wide use of electronic insurance card.

Secondly, we invest a lot in HRD. The shortage of digital skill is the biggest challenges of developing countries in this digital transformation. So, international cooperation in HRD led by ITU-D plays very important role.

Thirdly, as an agriculture country and among the 10 countries most impacted by climate change, we promote e-agriculture. In 2015, The Prime Minister approved the high-tech agriculture plan 2015-2030. And recently, the Prime Minister one again emphasizes that priority must be given to e-agriculture.

Fourthly, we started smart city initiatives. This creates new ICT markets and new opportunities for international cooperation.

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

In this all connected and integrated world, Vietnam believes that cooperation and mutual assistance between nations is key for success. From our side, we are always ready and eager to cooperate with other countries to jointly address common ICT issues. In addition, Viet Nam does wish to make further contribuion to ict community through our presence at RRB.

In conclusion, I would like to express our sincere thanks to ITU, the ITU Secretary General and the ITU's staffs who have been making continued efforts to connect members, to enhance mutual understanding and to provide valuable assistance to members. I would also like to thank for all the great hospitality extended by the host nation of the Argentina Republic who helped to make this conference possible and meaningful.

Finally, I would like to wish you all good health, success and happiness.

Thank you for your attention!

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Ana Julia Marine Deputy Minister of Communication
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Sr Secretario General de la UIT, Sr Presidente de la Conferencia, Ministros, Viceministros, Distinguidos Delegados:

Hace tres años nos reuniomos en Dubai, con la voluntad de trabajar de forma coherente y armónica en la busqueda de estrategias para lograr el acceso a las redes de Telecomunicaciones asequible e inclusiva. Resultados positivos se han alcanzado en materia de conectividad e innovación de las tecnologias de la información y la comunicación, pero sin duda, en la misma medida han crecido los riesgos y las amenazas.

Reconocemos el esfuerzo que realiza la Oficina de Desarrollo de la Unión Internacionalde Telecomunicaciones en el interés de disminuir la disparidad tecnologica entre los países miembros, la brecha digital es solo una de las manisfestaciones latentes de la desigualdad económica, cultural y social existente.

Por la importancia del uso de las tecnologias, las potencialidadesy los beneficios que representan para la sociedad y el individuo, en Cuba se crearon los Joven Club de Computación y la Electrónica a todo lo largo del país, con el proposito de instruir y estimular las habilidades en el uso de las tecnologias en la comunidad, es un proyecto genuino que busca vincular a la sociedad con la utilización de las tecnologías.

Nuestro país a pesar de sus limitaciones financieras y al bloqueo economico impuesto por mas de 50 años por EEUU, realiza con firme voluntad el proceso de informatización de la sociedad de una forma ordenada y segura.

Cuba aboga por un proceso de informatización inclusivo que garantice la soberanía tecnologica, la sostenibilidad y defiende que los principios de igualdad soberana, integridad territorial y la intervención en los asuntos internos de los Estados que deben respetarse en el espacio virtual, consagrados en la carta de las Naciones Unidas.

Ratificamos la necesidad de continuar trabajando para lograr los propósitos de la Agenda para el Desarrollo 203 que solo se alcanzara si se realiza bajo los principios de igualdad y equidad.

Sr Presidente,

Cuba reitera la necesidad impostergable de la busqueda de un marco regulador internacional sobre la seguridad del uso del ciberespacio, jurídicamente vinculante, como complemento del derecho internacional existente sobre lal base del respecto a la independencia e integridad de los Estados y expresa nuevamente su voluntad de continuar trabajando junto a la UIT por el desarrollo de las Tecnologias de la Información y la Comunicación.

Muchas Gracias.

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Masahiko Vice-Minister, Internal Affairs and Communications
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Mr. Chairman, Mr. Zhao, Secretary General, Mr. Sanou, Director of the Telecommunications Development Bureau, elected officials of ITU, the government of the Republic of Argentina, Ministers, Excellencies and respected delegates, on behalf of Japan, I would like to express my gratitude to all efforts for this conference. I would also like to congratulate you on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of ITU-D.

It is my great honor to have an opportunity to speak at this 7th World Telecommunication Development Conference in Buenos Aires.

With respect of the Dubai Declaration and Action Plan adopted in 2014, Japan has been conducting the activities in such areas as rural telecommunications, eHealth, cyber security and disaster management.

As for cyber security, for example, aiming at improving the ability of network administrators of organizations to respond to cyber-attacks, Japan has been carrying out practical cyber defense exercises. By making use of the experience Japan has been contributing to the development of the human resources on cyber security in the Asia-Pacific region.

As for disaster management, in the cases of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the following huge earthquakes, ICT has played the leading role for disaster management, such as grasping the level of damage, confirming the safety of the victims, and sharing daily information on evacuating people. Japan has been accumulating good practices and it would like to share those with as many countries as possible.

In relation to those activities, in 2015, Japan hosted the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai with 185 UN member states and more than 6,500 participants. New international guiding principles for disaster risk reduction, such as the importance of investment in disaster risk reduction, commitment by various stakeholders, and the concept of "Build Back Better" are adopted as the "Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030" by consensus. At the conference, Japan and ITU held international forums for disaster risk reduction through ICT technologies and application.

Also in 2015, Japan hosted the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium in Hiroshima with more than 400 delegates participated from about 110 countries.

Information and communication technology is a driving force for socioeconomic activities in various fields. It is an engine for economic growth and the prosperity of mankind. I believe that the global dissemination of ICT infrastructures and services will enable people and things to be connected globally and seamlessly anytime and anywhere and that prosperity will be enhanced globally.

We are facing numerous global issues such as global warming, large-scale natural disasters, infectious diseases, and food and energy problems. I believe that ICT which connects the wisdom of mankind will contribute to finding solutions for such global issues.

We all understand that ICT4SDGs is a very good and timely theme for the WTDC-17. I believe we should promote to bridge the digital divide by improving the quality and affordability of ICT infrastructure, and also should promote to enhance accessibility and digital literacy for everyone by providing all people with affordable and high-quality access to communication networks and opportunities of developing ICT skills.

In conclusion, I strongly hope that the activities of ITU-D in the future will be one of the cores for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. Japan would like to continue to contribute to the activities of ITU-D by taking advantage of its experience.

Thank you very much for your kind attention.

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Karol Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Digital Affairs
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Your excellencies,

Dear Delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen

Firstly, let me begin by appreciating the fact that I am invited here. It is a great honour for me to be among you at the opening of the World Telecommunication Development Conference in Buenos Aires. Thank you.

Secondly, I want to join the previous speakers in extending my gratitude to the Government of Argentina, our Argentinian colleagues, for being such generous hosts and for providing such a great working place.

All of us work in the telecommunications sector. It is a very important branch of the world's economy for both developing and developed countries. The ICTs today account for 6% of the world's global GDP, and the number is rising.

I believe that ITU can and should play a significant role in our world, especially I would like to stress the importance of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector. I believe, that bridging the digital gap and bringing digital advantages to all citizens is a necessity. It is a task for each modern country.

This can be achieved through the ICT and innovation. ICT is an engine for growth, efficiency and productivity increase and innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare.

The ICT sector is one of the fastest growing parts of the global economy. Over 50% of people in the world use the Internet, including the private, business and public sector. It is undoubtedly a success, as more and more people can actively participate in the global economy. But it is also a challenge. Despite the significant growth in the last decade, there are still significant differences between countries and regions in access to networks and advanced technologies.

Because of the importance of ICT, we recognize the significance of global institutions such as the International Telecommunication Union - ITU. As the world's oldest international organization in the United Nations system, it brings indispensable input into standardization and regulation of the telecommunications market and the radio, as well as into the promotion of ICT. It is the only truly global organization that deals with electronic communications and its development through standardization and frequencies management. 193 countries, over 700 sector members take part in the activities of ITU.

The Polish government is actively involved in ITU. We have been a member of the ITU Council - the most important decision making body of the organization - since 2010. It was thanks to your votes that we got elected and we are confident that it was not a missed opportunity. I'd like to take this occasion to strongly request your support in the upcoming elections to the ITU Council. It will be my honor to continue this fruitful cooperation.

Furthermore our Ministry of Digital Affairs, since its transformation in autumn of 2015, has been undertaking a series of initiatives aimed at creating a modern and efficient public administration, oriented at the needs of citizens and businesses. On a strategic level these form a part of Responsible Development Strategy, a horizontal development strategy for our country. We strongly focus on the development of innovative sectors of the economy and support for start ups. One of the aims is to double the share of R&D spending in relation to GDP in the next couple of years. The horizontal approach is complemented by a national "Efficient State 2020" strategy, which was adopted to implement our vision that in order to stimulate development opportunities it is essential to take into consideration the importance of an efficient and citizen-friendly state. In a situation of radical economic, cultural and technological chances, we need a new framework for operation and clear philosophy of state. It is no longer enough to work for citizens - it is necessary to find a way to work together with them.

Through digital support for society and enabling investments for high end technology businesses but also startups, we want Poland to do a civilizational leap that puts our country at the forefront of highly developed countries in terms of access to state-of-the-art information and communication technologies. The power of ICT can improve the relations between the state, citizens and entrepreneurs to make them as simple and straightforward as possible. We want our actions to let people live better and more simply through digitisation of public services. Our new strategies were based on the premise that digitisation is about transforming the State rather than just buying systems and equipment.

A vivid example of such an approach is related to Polish initiative in ITU regarding the ITU Expert Group on Mobile Identification. There are two sides of this solution, firstly it will apply to citizens' contacts with the public administration (mDokumenty), while the other is meant to facilitate identification in citizen-to-citizen relations and citizens-to-business relations. This is one of the most promising projects we are implementing at the Ministry and the knowledge gained was done through ITU platform. There were also many twinning projects and workshops organized in Poland, such as the 2016 workshop on Broadband Services and Infrastructure Mapping.

Apart from that we have accomplished a number of tasks that are important and useful for the citizens. We have built on the experience and popularity of some business solutions in order to bring our services closer to where people can use them. For example we have implemented a cooperation with banks which enables distribution of social welfare benefits directly through the online banking services or ability to set up a so called Trusted Profile, a tool allowing the confirmation of your identify on the Internet. As 40% of our citizens use online banking services, they can now use the same, friendly interface to deal with some administrative procedures. So far the possession of Trusted Profile enables citizens for instance to apply for ID card, governmental child-raising benefits (family 500+) or to inform about ID card loss. We have also created the possibility for vehicle drivers to check the number of traffic penalties they receive online - in total, Polish citizens may now make use of over 580 online services provided by the administration.

Another developmental aspect is the 5G technology and its introduction in Poland. We have implemented the world's fourth LTE network, it was also the world's first LTE1800 network. Out companies and operators have a lot of experience in such innovative, mobile solutions.

The 5G standards and devices are still being developed, but preparations are already under way for the implementation of 5G network. This will be done within the "5G Strategy for Poland", where we teamed up with business, academia and research institutions. The strategy will pave the road to meet our 2025 strategic objectives in terms of wireless connectivity: the uninterrupted access to 5G in all urban areas and on all major land transportation routes. This complements broader connectivity goals, which state that by 2015; schools and transport hubs shall be served by connections with download/upload speeds of 1 Gb of data per second; households in rural or urban areas shall have available download speeds of at least 100 Mbps, upgradable to 1Gb. The 5G strategy will be ready by the end of this year, together with the updated National Broadband Plan. We plan to make 5G technology a springboard that will allow our economy to jump to the higher level. This will place Poland at the forefront of internet connectivity.

Key objectives for Poland's digital strategy include openness to cooperation with various partners, not only in Europe but around the Globe, active participation in shaping industry standards and policies and the digital integration of manufacturing sectors and groups. It is important to counter protectionism or abuse of market dominance that causes fragmentation of the digital economy.

Poland is a highly industrial country that has so far used low labour costs and a convenient location in the centre of Europe to its benefit. The challenge facing Polish industry is how to adapt to and make the most of the opportunities of the next industrial revolution so that we can pay off an 'innovation debt' in the long run. This is where we make use of ICT, this is also where ITU may facilitate important knowledge sharing processes to the benefit of all - the developed and the developing Members.

To sum up this positive message, I once again thank you for this invitation and hope this conference will lead to many interesting discussions. I wish you all best and hope to meet with you later on during the week.

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Karma Secretary for the Ministry of Information and Communications
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Mr. Chairman, Secretary-General of ITU, Deputy Secretary-General, Directors of Development Bureau, Radiocommunication Bureau and Standardization Bureau, Vice-Chairman, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen: On behalf of the Bhutanese delegation, I would like to thank the Argentinian Government for kindly hosting this very important WTDC 2017 in this great historic city of Buenos Aires. I would also like to congratulate and offer our best wishes to BDT for the 25th anniversary celebration, which will be held the day after tomorrow.

Excellencies, as the distinguished speakers before me, our Government also believes the very important role of ICT in achieving the SDGs and also in terms of enhancing our development. At the legal framework, although we are very new to the ICT agenda, the Bhutan Information Communication and Media Act 2006 is to be repealed very shortly to be replaced by the Bhutan Information Communication and Media Act 2016. In terms of policy framework, the Bhutan Telecommunications and Broadband Policy 2014 is the current framework, and it is also in this framework that we have received ITU's support. The e-Government policy is trying to integrate holistically the different aspects of our ICT strategies and objectives to bring under one policy framework.

In terms of infrastructure, the Government has rolled out 3300 kilometers of national fiber optics network built with the generous assistance of our development partners both bilateral and multilateral. These fibers are being given free to our Telecom operators, in order to keep the prices low, in order to ensure that connectivity is affordable and accessible.

Despite this, the people still find the Internet prices high, and the usage on the turnover basis is still very low. The challenge that we are faced in Bhutan, as a very small mountainous rugged country, is the last mile connectivity and the cost (the marginal cost) of delivering Internet connectivity beyond the urban centers.

Notwithstanding this, I believe that, the SDGs can be facilitated with the use of ICTs. But it is access to affordable ICT that is going to be the game changer. As has been in the last 30-40 years of global development, education is the key in bringing people out of poverty in the developing economies. I think it is access to affordable connectivity in today's modern digital economy that is going to be a prerequisite for most of our Governments to deliver that inclusive development to our citizens.

We have two International Gateways and we hope that we will be able to build on this in trying to improve and bring access to a third International Gateway, in order for Bhutan to position itself and take advantages of the green environment, especially for green data centers. For a small country, we have 79 percent mobile Internet coverage (of the overall Internet coverage 82.6%), with 93.3 percent mobile subscribers. However, as stated earlier, the actual usage is very low and this is primarily due to the affordability issue. As a landlocked country, we are constrained in bringing reasonably priced Internet bandwidth and like most LDCs, and in particular Bhutan being a LLDC, we are heavily constrained in the international bandwidth that we receive from outside. This is an area that we hope we will be able to receive support and cooperation, and also be guided by the ITU. With ITU's assistance we have been able to set up, in 2016, Bhutan Computer Incident Response Team to begin to address Cybersecurity threats. With ITU's support, we are also getting the digital broadcasting roadmap through. About a month ago, the cabinet approved the roadmap to ensure that we are ready for digital broadcasting, and we look forward to this support of all our development partners.

Thank you very much.

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TobiasAmbassador for Cyber Affairs
ShowFeakinWTDC1723Plenary: High Level Segment1070SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Drمعالي الدكتورH.E. DrS.E. Dr.S.E. DrЕ.П. д-р博士阁下أسترالياAustraliaAustraliaAustralieАвстралия澳大利亚NoYes
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Mr Chairman, Mr Secretary-General, Excellencies and respected colleagues:

Allow me to begin by thanking the Argentine Republic for their kind generosity in hosting this important event and for their warm hospitality in welcoming us all to the beautiful City of Buenos Aires.

This year marks an important milestone for the ITU Development Sector - its 25th anniversary.

Over these 25 years, the Development Sector has made important, if not vital, contributions to the growth and expansion of telecommunication/ICT networks and services.

I think that's worthy of a round of applause from all of you in this room for all your hard work over this time in revolutionizing the way the world interconnects and communicates.

But we can't rest on our laurels and indeed since this conference last met, the governments of the world have agreed Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

This agenda recognises digital technologies as vital contributors to ending poverty, expanding access to quality education, achieving gender equality and social inclusion, promoting inclusive economic growth, improving health outcomes and supporting cross-sectoral innovation.

The theme for the conference this year - ICT4 Sustainable Development Goals - encourages us all to consider what contribution the ITU Development Sector may make to the achievement of this important agenda.

Australia last week released its first ever International Cyber Engagement Strategy that sets an ambitious agenda across the full spectrum of cyber affairs. Which firmly illustrates the centrality of these issues to my Government.

Basing our approach on a commitment to champion an open, free and secure cyberspace, the Strategy establishes a comprehensive and coordinated approach to inform governments, private sector and civil societies wherever they may be what Australia's perspective is.

It will provide the basis for creative partnering arrangements and for coordinating our efforts as a nation around seven key themes:

Digital Trade, Cyber Security, Cybercrime, International Security, Internet governance, Human Rights & Technology for Development.

The theme 'technology for development' sets out our continued commitment to working bilaterally, regionally and multilaterally to encourage access to and innovative uses of digital technologies to support sustainable and inclusive development.

Australia strongly supports the ITU Development Sector's role in stimulating social and economic development by facilitating access to ICTs.

We are proud of our long standing collaboration with the ITU. Australia's annual voluntary contributions support a range of capacity building projects across multiple countries. These have included:

· Supporting better regulation and national telecommunication/ICT policies

· Promoting ICT access

· Bridging the digital divide

· Strengthening cyber security and CERT capabilities

· Supporting emergency communications

Having been a member of the council since 1959, we look forward to continuing our long-term commitment to work with the ITU to deliver on its core mandate and leverage its key competencies to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

We also look forward to working together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration to successfully complete the work of the conference.

Under your leadership, Mr Chairman, and the efforts of distinguished delegations, we are sure we will achieve a positive outcome at this conference, and for the next 25 years.

Thank you all.

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Abdi Minister of Communications, Posts and Telecommunications
ShowYoussouf SouguehWTDC1725Plenary - High Level Segment1110SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下جيبوتيDjiboutiDjiboutiDjiboutiДжибути吉布提NoYes
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Monsieur le Président de la Conférence,
Excellence chers Collègues les Ministres et Chefs de délégation des Etats membres de l'UIT,
Monsieur le Secrétaire Général de l'Union Internationale des Télécommunications,

Messieurs les Directeurs élus des trois Bureaux de l'UIT

Chers délégués,
Mesdames et Messieurs,

C'est un grand plaisir de prendre la parole devant vous, à l'occasion de la tenue à Buenos Aires de la Conférence Mondiale sur le Développement des Télécommunications organisée par l'Union Internationale des Télécommunications.

Je saisis cette occasion pour vous transmettre à tous ici présents, au nom de Son Excellence le Président de la République de Djibouti, Monsieur Ismail Omar Guelleh, toutes les amitiés du peuple Djiboutien.

Je voudrais également présenter mes meilleurs vœux au Bureau du Développement qui fête à l'occasion de la tenue de cette Conférence son 25ème Anniversaire.

Je voudrais également adresser mes sincères félicitations à Monsieur Houlin Zhao, Secrétaire Général de l'UIT et à Monsieur Sanou, Directeur du Bureau du Développement ainsi que leurs collaborateurs pour la parfaite organisation de cette conférence mais aussi pour le travail réalisé durant ces dernières années qui a profité à beaucoup de pays à l'instar de Djibouti.

Je voudrais enfin exprimer ici mon appréciation et exprimer mes vifs remerciements au gouvernement et au peuple Argentin pour l'excellent et chaleureux accueil qui nous a été réservé.

Monsieur le Président,

À vous et à votre bureau, je voudrais adresser les félicitations de la délégation Djiboutienne que je conduis, pour votre brillante élection à la tête de cette Conférence et vous assurer de notre entière disponibilité à vous accompagner pour la réussite de votre noble mission.

Monsieur le Président
Chers délégués,
Mesdames et Messieurs,

La Conférence Mondiale sur le Développement des Télécommunications, placée cette année sous le thème des « TICs au service du Développement Durable », est l'occasion pour nous décideurs politiques d'échanger sur le rôle fondamental des TICs dans la réalisation des Objectifs de Développement Durable.

Il est aujourd'hui crucial de mettre l'inclusion numérique au centre de nos préoccupations car autant les pays développés que ceux en développement pourront ainsi améliorer les conditions de vie de leurs citoyens.

Les TICs interviennent dans tous les secteurs allant de l'éducation à l'environnement en passant par la santé, l'égalité des genres et le secteur bancaire. C'est dire, la place centrale quelles occupent dans notre vie de tous les jours.

Nous devons nous saisir également des questions relatives au Big Data, IoT ou encore l'intelligence artificielle qui constituent autant de moyens pour atteindre les objectifs de développement durable auxquels nous nous sommes tous engagés.

Mesdames et Messieurs,

A Djibouti, nous sommes pleinement conscients de ces enjeux. Nous avons lancé un programme sectoriel ambitieux né de la volonté conjuguée de tous les acteurs institutionnels, des représentants du secteur privé, de la société civile ainsi que des partenaires techniques et financiers.

Comme vous le savez, la République de Djibouti est située au carrefour de l'Orient et de l'Occident, de l'Afrique et de l'Asie. Cette position géographique couplée à une véritable stratégie de développement de ses infrastructures de transports et surtout de télécommunications, font qu'aujourd'hui notre pays est aujourd'hui un hub de connectivité régionale et internationale de renom.

Ainsi, notre Schéma Stratégique Intégré pour le développement des TICs à Djibouti à l'horizon 2024, vise un accès généralisé aux TICs et l'émergence d'un Djibouti Digital.

C'est pourquoi nous avons procédé à une profonde restructuration de notre secteur des télécoms et nous avons fait le choix de le faire de manière progressive. Nous avons ainsi effectué une révision complète des textes réglementaires régissant le secteur des télécoms qui en constante évolution.

Nous travaillons actuellement à la mise en place d'un Technoparc regroupant un centre de formation aux nouvelles technologies, un data centre et un incubateur de startups nationales. Ce qui aura un effet booster salutaire pour notre écosystème TICs mais qui nous permettra également de faire de Djibouti une référence en matière de Tics dans la sous-région.

Mesdames et Messieurs,

Nous nous trouvons à un tournant décisif et c'est ensemble : gouvernements, communautés académiques et de recherche, secteur privé, consommateurs et société civile, que nous devons l'aborder afin de créer les conditions qui nous permettront d'atteindre les objectifs du Développement Durable.

Dans les prochains jours, nous aurons à définir les stratégies et objectifs relatifs au développement des TICs. Ce secteur est en constante évolution, il englobe les domaines de l'innovation, du Big Data, de l'Internet des Objets, de la réalité virtuelle et de la réalité augmentée.

Nous devons donc nous les approprier afin d'en faire le moteur de notre croissance économique et assurer le bienêtre de nos concitoyens.

Djibouti encourage l'UIT et en particulier le bureau de Développement à renforcer son rôle central en qualité de facilitateur de ces innovations pour le développement et dans le but de réduire les disparités entre ses pays membres.

Mesdames et Messieurs,

Pour conclure, permettez moi de souligner ici l'importance que Djibouti accorde à la question du renforcement de la participation des pays en développement aux activités de l'UIT.

Je vous remercie de votre attention.

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Mohan Bahadur Minister of Information and Communications
ShowBasnetWTDC1725Plenary - High Level Segment1110SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下نيبالNepal (Republic of)Nepal (República de)Népal (République du)Непал尼泊尔NoYes
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Mr. Chairman,

Mr. Houlin Zhao, Secretary General ITU

Mr.Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary General, ITU

Mr. BrahimaSanou, Director,Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

Directors of other Bureaus: Mr. Rancy and Mr. Lee

Excellencies

Delegates

Ladies and gentlemen!

Warm greetings from the people and Government of Nepal!

First of all, let me, on behalf of the Government of Nepal, my Delegation and on my own, thank the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Government of Argentina, for the invitation to this Conference. I also take this opportunity to thank you for the warm hospitality and excellent logistics arrangement for this conference.

BDT activities of the last three years have been very important and critical in achieving the Objectives and outputs, Implementing the Regional Initiatives and Resolutions and Recommendations of the Dubai Action Plan. The output of the Study Groups is commendable. BDT's work on Capacity Building, Climate change and e-waste, Cybersecurity, Digital inclusion, Emergency telecommunications, ICT applications and Innovation, Spectrum management and digital broadcasting

Statistics and indicators as well as Technology and network development has been very useful for the membership in shaping their policy, legal and regulatory frameworks. Targeted interventions for ICT development in the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States have produced a noticeable impact in the respective countries.

Utilizing the huge repository of knowledge that ITU in general and BDT in particular has helped us develop conductive Regulatory and market environments in our country.

Nepal will always remember ITU's prompt assistance with emergency communication system during the massive earthquake of April/May 2015. I also take this opportunity thank ITU for assisting us in developing cyber security capacity through the formulation of National awareness framework on cyber security and child online protection, national cyber security policy, cyber crime legislation and conducting capacity building workshops.

All of us have accepted ICTs/broadband as a means and a catalyst for overall development and particularly in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. This is the reason ICT, Particularly; Broadband has taken a center stage in the development agenda of every nation.

ITU produces a huge repository of very valuable knowledge for the entire ICT ecosystem including but not limited to technology, policy, legal, regulatory and market environment. Most of the ITU members who represent LDCs or developing countries due to their own limitations may not be able to fully utilize this knowledge. I sincerely request ITU leadership and the personnel to be proactive in inspiring, motivating and persuading such members to fully utilize such knowledge.

While discussing on the number of Study Groups and the potential questions, my view is that there should be two study groups. One dealing with the Policy, legal and regulatory environment in the context of the emerging technologies, services and applications while other study Group should focus on ICT/Broadband for Sustainable Development Goals. When a question comes to a conclusion in the next WTDC, the recommendations and best practices should be a project or a regional initiative and new issues should find place as new questions.

We have shown our commitments for the development of entire ICT ecosystem during Plenipotentiary conference of the ITU held in Bushan in October/November 2014 wherein we adopted the Union's Strategic Plan 2016-2019 and agreed to meet the Global telecommunication/ICT targets through 'Connect 2020" vision. We had also committed to fulfill the targets set by WSIS (2003 and 2005) and adopted WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015. We also made our commitments to achieve the Dubai Action Plan adopted by the World Telecommunications Development Conference held in March/April 2014. The ministerial conference of the Asia Pacific held in Brunei adopted APT Strategic Plan and the Ministerial declaration. Similarly we adopted the Busan Declaration at the 2014 ICT Ministerial Meeting in October. In all these adoptions and declarations, our whole focus has been on how to leverage ICTs particularly Broadband for achieving our development goals, and how to make our development inclusive and sustainable.

We have said enough, we have committed enough-in all forums-national, regional and global. Now is the time to act. It is my understanding that large scale initiatives will be effective and sustainable which is lead by Governments. Other stakeholders can add value to them during their implementations.

Digital divide that manifests in multiple dimensions; spanning across issues such as accessibility, availability, affordability, age, gender, culture etc. needs to be addressed through specific policy and regulatory interventions. Through the mobilizations of the Universal Service Funds, we would be able to bridge the availability gaps but we need similar approaches to address divides that manifests in other dimensions. We have initiated programs for developing broadband networks spanning across the entire country. Such network will consist of both optical fiber and wireless infrastructures both for backbone and access. Contracts have already been signed with the major telecom operators to develop optical fiber and microwave network backbone and with ISPs for broadband access networks using appropriate technology. Free broadband access will be provided to schools and health institutions, local government bodies. We are expanding the scope of the universal service fund in line with the best practices identified by ITU studies. Such expansion has been conceived to address the need for a decisive policy and regulatory intervention for bridging the digital divide.

ICT is cross-sectoral in nature. ICT adoption by different government ministries and departments, in isolation, could lead to inter-operability problems and also problem of non-optimal use of available resources-particularly in office automation and business process re-engineering. Our efforts have been focused towards- firstly, strengthening the policy, legal and regulatory and institutional frameworks. We have initiated policy reforms in the ICT sectors. National Broadband Policy was adopted in 2015. Similarly new National ICT Policy was adopted in the same year 2015.

Secondly implementation of the plans set by these policy provisions through a coordinated approach. We are currently implementing many projects identified by the Broadband Policy and ICT Policy as well as e-Government Master Plan.

Our experience tells us that regional and international commitments we have made when connected to the development agenda has been able to garner political support in the respective countries and also international support-for example Millennium Development Goals. But ICT agenda when not connected directly into the development agenda has been largely left to the individual ministry or departments to implement. The achievements made in the targets set by the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) are a bitter example. I urge all the governments to connect all our ICT agenda into the political and development agenda -so that the nation as a whole takes up this issue and the set targets are met in a timely manner.

Concluding, I urge everyone here to focus our attention to bridge the digital divide manifested in multiple dimension through specific policy and regulatory interventions, connect ICTs into the mainstream political and development agenda of the nation, implement the national, regional and international commitments and declarations in a coordinated and integrated manner that optimizes our resources.

I have the full confidence that this conference will be able to draw upon lessons from the past and chart a future course of action to ensure that the Telecommunications/ICTs/Broadband be not only a flourishing industry-fully supported by the entire ecosystem but also an agent and means for meeting peoples' aspiration for sustainable development in all member states. Before I close, let me wish you all a successful conference.

Thank you.

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Emery Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and New Information and Communication Technologies
ShowOkundji NdjovuWTDC1725Plenary - High Level Segment1110SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطيةDem. Rep. of the CongoRep. Dem. del CongoRép. dém. du CongoДем. Респ. Конго刚果民主共和国NoYes
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Monsieur le Président ;

Excellences Mesdames et Messieurs les Ministres ;

Monsieur le Secrétaire Général de l'UIT ;

Mesdames et Messieurs les Représentants des Gouvernements ;

Monsieur le Directeur du Bureau de Développement des Télécommunications de l'UIT ;

Mesdames et Messieurs, Chers participants ,

C'est un grand plaisir pour moi de représenter la République Démocratique du Congo à cette Conférence Mondiale de Développement des Télécommunications autour du thème : "Les TIC au service des Objectifs de développement durable".

Les Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication sont devenues à nos jours un véritable facteur de croissance pour les économies des Etats. Elles influent de plus en plus sur tous les secteurs d'activités d'une nation, le Commerce, l'Agriculture, les Finances, la Santé, l'Education …

La République Démocratique du Congo, sous l'impulsion du Président de la République, Chef de l'Etat Son Excellence Joseph KABILA KABANGE, s'est déjà investie dans la voie de l'utilisation des TIC comme un facteur indispensable de son développement socio-économique. C'est dans ce souci qu'elle entreprend depuis quelques années un vaste programme de construction des infrastructures de base des télécommunications, principalement celles de transport des informations, l'objectif étant d'atteindre 31.000 Kilomètres de backbone à fibre optique pour couvrir son territoire national.

La réforme du cadre juridique en cours au Parlement devra permettre d'ouvrir davantage le marché des télécommunications à la concurrence et à garantir la sécurité des investissements privés et étrangers dans ce secteur. C'est l'occasion de lancer, dans le cadre de cette conférence, un appel aux investisseurs intéressés à venir massivement en République Démocratique du Congo en vue d'accompagner le Gouvernement dans ses efforts du développement des TIC.

La République Démocratique du Congo, pays aux dimensions continentales, avec une superficie de 2.345.409 Km2 et une population estimée à près de (quatre-vingt millions) 80.000.000 d'habitants, offre plusieurs opportunités d'affaires. Le Gouvernement est prêt à accorder aux investisseurs plusieurs facilités administratives, fiscales et douanières en vue d'importation des équipements et terminaux TIC. J'ai récemment réitéré à Kinshasa cet engagement aux opérateurs de téléphonie mobile réunis, sous l'initiative de la GSMA, en atelier sur la gestion du spectre des fréquences.

Mesdames et Messieurs, Chers participants ,

Ces efforts resteront vains si nous ne permettons pas à nos populations l'accès aisé aux TIC. A ce propos, le Gouvernement envisage l'organisation des campagnes d'éducation et de sensibilisation de celles-ci surtout des personnes défavorisées, des milieux ruraux, éloignées et scolaires. Déjà mon ministère, avec l'appui de l'OIF, venait d'organiser avec succès un hackathon des Médias au début de ce mois, le but étant d'inciter l'entreprenariat des jeunes à travers l'utilisation des TIC assises sur les langages et les contenus locaux. Est envisagée la mise en place très prochainement d'un incubateur devra encadrer la jeunesse congolaise dans cet effort de développement des services TIC adaptés à nos réalités. A l'instar de l'OIF, nous demandons aux organisations gouvernementales et non-gouvernementales de ne pas hésiter de nous accompagner dans ce processus.

Je vous remercie pour votre aimable attention.

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Begum Tarana State Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology
ShowHalimWTDC1725Plenary - High Level Segment1110SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Msمعالي السيدةH.E. MsS.E. Sra.S.E. MmeЕ.П. г-жа女士阁下بنغلاديشBangladeshBangladeshBangladeshБангладеш孟加拉NoYes
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Afamasaga Lepuia'i RicoMinister of Communications and Information Technology
ShowTupa'iWTDC1725Plenary - High Level Segment1110SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下سامواSamoaSamoaSamoaСамоа萨摩亚NoYes
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Your Excellency Mr Chairman;

Honourable Ministers, Excellencies and Heads of delegations;

ITU Secretary General Mr Houlin Zhao, the Management and staff;

Telecom and ICT industry members;

UN agencies, international and regional organisations;

Development partners;

Distinguished Delegates, ladies and gentlemen.

Hola and Talofa lava from Beautiful Samoa. I bring you warm greetings from the Government and the people of the Independent State of Samoa.

It is indeed an honour for me to attend my first WTDC meeting since becoming a Minister in March 2016, in this lovely city of Buenos Aires. I therefore wish to acknowledge with sincere gratitude the welcoming and the kind hospitality by the government officials and the people of Argentina. Muchas gracias.

Since becoming a Minister in this fast changing sector and transforming economies through broadband innovations and applications, I find these conferences very interesting and also encouraging, especially we small island developing states.

As you are all aware, Samoa graduated from the LDC group in 2014, the same year when Samoa hosted the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, where the SAMOA Pathway outcome document was endorsed.

Broadband and Internet has manifested itself in all parts of the society with a wide range of applications running over fixed broadband and more importantly wireless broadband. It has become a critical infrastructure not only for ICT services but also for education, health, agriculture, transport, tourism, environment, finance and commerce, governance amongst others. So much so that Smart Cities and Smart Societies are being created to leverage the potential of broadband and ICTs.

We in the developing world should also take advantage of what broadband can do for us, as we have very scarce resources, and, an inherently nature of isolated and landlocked, and remotely spread of islands across vast oceans.

Our Government operates its National Broadband Highway, which connect all the government agencies around the two main islands with hospitals and schools as top priority.

Two GSM mobile operators provide 3G and 4G services with coverage of about 96% of the country's four islands.

On international connectivity, Samoa is moving ahead with a new cable system, known as "Tui Samoa Submarine Cable". With grant funding from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, plus technical assistance from the Government of Australia, work is progressing well, and cable laying operation from Samoa to Fiji, including branching units for Wallis and Futuna, and Vanua Levu in Fiji, should be completed by early December 2017.

Six local companies and SOEs provide equity investment to make up the total project cost. This is a great PPP model for improving our internet connectivity with the outside world.

This new cable facility will provide Samoa with unlimited capacity for the next twenty years at much affordable prices compared to current rates, and the Government and people of Samoa are looking forward to this major milestone. Our new cable project will also benefit some neighbouring countries who have signed up for getting branching units to get them connected.

Currently, our international needs are served through a submarine cable via American Samoa and Hawaii but with limited capacity, plus satellite capacity, both of which are still expensive.

With the benefits of broadband internet, it is an important responsibility on us policy makers, and indeed on all stakeholders in the information society, to promote technology as an effective combat tool. The contribution of ICTs as a cross cutting sector is crucial for accelerating efforts to attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

Honourable Ministers, Excellencies and Distinguished Delegates, I believe that this development conference can be used to share our experiences and successes, as well as weaknesses on areas that need to be addressed with appropriate actions to be taken.

We must explore some of the key policy and regulatory issues in broadband and ICT today and to foster the collaboration and cooperation that will help us to move ahead together.

Governments should also encourage partnerships and investments in local markets, and at the same time offer incentives to attract investors to contribute in the development of broadband and ICTs which directly links to the digital economy.

Finally, I thank the Secretary General for facilitating this WTDC and the ITU D for all the technical assistance given to SIDS, LDCs and LLCs especially in building capacity and knowledge of our telecom and ICT staff to ensure we keep up with the technology change and innovations.

I thank you for your attention.

God Bless!

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UrsulaMinister for Communications
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Mr. Chairman,

The Secretary-General of the ITU

The Elected Officials of the ITU

Your Excellencies and Colleagues Heads of Delegations,

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

On behalf of the Republic of Ghana, let me convey our gratitude to the government of Argentina for the kind hospitality and warm welcome accorded to me and my delegation since our arrival in the beautiful and historic city of Buenos Aires. We also thank our hosts for yesterday's reception,

Mr. Chairman, we are delighted that you have the pleasant responsibility of leading this conference to adopt strategies for the continuing global development of ICT, providing future direction and indeed, guidance to the critical ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D). We couldn't have chosen more capable hands and we are confident that the successful completion of this meeting will attest to the wisdom of this choice.

We also thank Mr. Brahima Sanou, Director/BDT for the immense efforts put into preparing for this historic conference which also marks the 25 th anniversary of the BDT. We congratulate the Secretary General, Mr. Houlin Zhao and his able Deputy Secretary General Mr Malcolm Johnson for providing the ITU with such excellent leadership.

The theme for the conference, "ICT for Sustainable Development Goals" demonstrates the cross-cutting nature of our sector which is indispensable for accelerating efforts to attain holistic development in all sectors of human endeavor from health, education, social inclusion, poverty reduction, job creation, women's empowerment. The list is endless.

The President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is the current Co-Chair of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group and he sends his felicitations to the leadership of the ITU for the adoption of this theme for the conference. He is anxiously awaiting the outcome of the conference and counting on greater cooperation and collaboration with the ITU to facilitate the early realization of the SDGs.

Mr. Chairman, Secretary General, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Twelve years ago, as the Managing Director of the Second National Telecommunications Operator in Ghana, I was the only woman in a roomful of Telco CEOs. Today, when the CEOs of Telecom Operators meet, there is only one man and the rest are all women CEOs.

I am elated to notice that the gender divide in telecommunications is closing slowly and at the Ministerial level In West Africa, there are four or five women Ministers of Communications now and hopefully, our numbers can only increase. I salute my gallant sisters and you brave men who dare to be different.

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the independence of Ghana this year, the new Government that was sworn in to office in January this year, has committed itself to a massive transformation of Ghana's economy through technology and broadband development.

It is 'Digi-Time' in Ghana. This slogan aptly demonstrates our prioritization of ICT and its use as an enabler of socio-economic development, in recognition of the crucial contribution ICTs bring to the realization of the SDGs. The government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Communications, is currently developing a robust framework to support our digitization of the economy.

With widespread broadband infrastructure in the country and international bandwidth provided by five submarine optic fibre cables, Ghana with a population of about 28 million people has over 20 Internet Service Providers and an average download speed of 4.78 Mbps. We intend to scale up our universal access program to ensure that we narrow or even close the digital divide within the country and also drive down the cost of accessing data. We are establishing a network of connected Community Information Centres and modernized Post Offices to serve as e-services centres to bring government closer to the people

We are currently implementing a robust e-Government programme to promote transparency and accountability in the conduct of government and this covers all sectors of the administration; in health, education, business and finance, immigration, environmental monitoring. To demonstrate our resolve, within 9 months of taking office, the Government has launched a state of the art biometric National Identity Card enhanced with new technologies including tactile elements for the blind, E- passport and payment applications. We have also launched the National Digital Property Addressing System, developed locally, which maps out every 5 square metres of our territory and tags it digitally, providing every Ghanaian with a unique permanent digital address linked to postcodes. The introduction of a paperless port, integrated e-immigration system, e-procurement, e-parliament, e-justice, e-cabinet, a safe city solution and smart workplaces among other initiatives, which are all at various stages of implementation, the development of an interoperability system to integrate government databases, and a system to link all electronic payment platforms and scale up mobile money usage all represent significant milestones in Ghana's journey to digitisation. It's truly Digitime in Ghana and this is only the beginning!

In an effort to support the vibrant local start up ecosystem, we have set up an ICT Incubator Hub, the Accra Digital Centre, which is also home to a state of the art, Grade A 'plug and play' commercial office space for ICT businesses and business process outsourcing. We are also developing ICT Parks to promote entrepreneurship, attract private investment and enhance ICT research and development. Our aim is to encourage the transfer of knowledge and development of human resource capacity to meet the increasing digital demands of the country and boost youth employment.

As we become increasingly dependent on the use of ICT, we are scaling up our cyber security efforts, working with stakeholders across the country and internationally to build resilience and ensure we are operating in safe cyber spaces and enacting policies such as Child Online Protection to safeguard our children. However, much as we try to protect ourselves, our efforts will be fruitless without a robust international legal regime to address the continuing threats of cybercrime and cyber enabled crimes. We need something akin to a Geneva Convention against cybercrime to protect us all from cyber criminals and adventurers who threaten our collective cyber peace and security.

We cannot develop in isolation and will support all efforts at connecting and linking up our sub region and the continent at large. We are proud of the work done by the ITU over the years, humbled by our membership of Council and seek your support to continue serving on the Council to work together to build a better, interconnected world. As the Secretary General said yesterday, we are "stronger together."

Mr. Chairman,

We come in solidarity with the membership of the ITU and are committed to addressing the needs of our people. In this regard, we will support actions to improve access to broadband, address cybersecurity issues and the needs of developing countries to conformance and interoperability.

We trust the proposals to be presented will also consider the mobilisation of resources for the Development Sector and indeed, the ITU.

You can count on Ghana's support, Mr. Chairman.

I thank you all and wish us a successful conference.

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Lihua Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology
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尊敬的主席先生,赵厚麟秘书长、琼森副秘书长、萨努主任、朗西主任、李在摄主任,尊敬的各位部长阁下,各位来宾、女士们、先生们,大家上午好!

很高兴参加本次大会。首先,我谨代表中国代表团,对国际电联和东道主阿根廷政府出色的组织工作和热情周到的安排表示衷心感谢。

信息通信技术已成为经济社会可持续发展的重要驱动力。在联合国2030年可持续发展议程启动阶段,围绕"信息通信技术促进实现可持续发展目标"这一主题,共商如何推动信息通信技术的普及应用和经济社会可持续发展,可以说是恰逢其时,意义深远。

中国政府长期关注并致力于推动信息通信技术(ICT)发展和普及应用。截至2017年8月,光纤用户数超过2.7亿,在宽带用户中占比达到80%;4G基站超过300万个,用户近9.3亿;加快实施电信普遍服务,实现87%行政村光纤通达。同时,中国政府积极推动数字经济发展,2016年数字经济规模达到了22.6万亿元,占GDP比重超过30%。

女士们、先生们!当前,ICT技术和产业革命不断演进,ICT已成为优化经济结构和促进经济增长的重要驱动力。借本次大会机会,我们对推动ICT普及应用、促进可持续发展提出3点倡议。 一是 持续推进信息基础设施建设,加快向光纤网络和4G/5G移动网络迁移升级。 二是 积极探索数字经济发展,分享实践经验,以ICT创新应用,推动经济社会转型发展,提升民众福祉。 三是 希望国际电联,特别是电信发展部门继续加强在ICT应用和创新、统计指标等方面的工作,协调各国发挥各自优势,共同构筑创新、协调、绿色、开放、共享的发展新格局。我们呼吁各成员国加大对国际电联的支持。今年中国将认担的国际电联会费从14个单位提高到20个。我们愿与各成员国携手一道,继续支持国际电联不断推进全球信息通信技术融合创新发展,为全球信息社会建设和实现2030可持续发展目标贡献力量。

最后,预祝本次大会取得圆满成功!谢谢大家!

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Elmir Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies
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Excellencies,

Dear colleagues,

Ladies and gentlemen!

It's a great pleasure for me to be here and share with you our vision on the role of ICT in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Numerous discussions of this topic prove that we are confident about ICT's essential role in achievement of SDGs. ICT is indeed considered as a fundamental base for development of our global society.

In many countries ICTs serve as a main accelerator of the economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability which are the pillars of sustainable development.

ICT was directly appointed as essential tool for four SDGs: increasing quality of education (4b), gender equality (5b), industry, innovation and Infrastructure (9c) and Partnerships for the Goals (17.8), as a means of implementation of these Goals.

ICT can definitely improve people's lives in many other spheres, especially through education, skills development, innovation and automation. Investing in ICT in recent period is highly important in order to support the progress of SDGs which also means investing in the implementation of SDGs.

Azerbaijan determined its own approach in realization of SDGs and State Commission under chairmanship of Deputy of Prime-minister has been created for this purpose. Our government has adopted the State program on implementation of SDGs which targeted the development of ICT sector and innovative development of the country and all strategic documents. We also think SDGs is a remarkable tool in improving our future activities. By investing in its development, we will achieve the great impact towards helping governments to build more sustainable world.

I want especially indicate the role of ITU as a specialized UN agency on ICT which clearly define the role of ICT on SDGs. Such position assists us on national level and supports cooperation on international level.

I believe that we can meet SDGs only by establishing the solid collaboration between governments, between industries, and among other stakeholders within our countries.

Thank you for attention.

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Pansak Vice Minister of the Digital Economy and Society
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Excellencies,

Distinguished Delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good Morning.

On behalf of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand, I am greatly honored to participate in the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 which its theme has remarkably underlined current global addresses and empowers all relevant stakeholders to learn and work toward achieving social and economic development in a sustainable, inclusive, and equitable manner by maximizing the use of ICT and digital innovations.

Through the rollout of Thailand Digital Economy and Society Development Plan as a framework to utilize digital technology, a key mechanism propelling Thailand's digital transformation; The Thai Government has made a substantial progress in implementing a critical project of ICT infrastructure development called "Pracharat Internet, or Net Pracharat" that plans to roll out broadband infrastructure, including free Wi-Fi, to all 74,965 villages nationwide and will have expanded internet access, by the end of this year, to 24,700 villages across the country. This enables all Thai communities to get an access to ICT and reduces disparity by helping local villagers generate additional income out of the digital infrastructure. Local villagers have been provided digital literacy skills and encouraged to sell their products and services online through e-commerce, e-payment, and e-logistics platforms. By 2017, ten thousand shops will have been digitally equipped and fifty thousand items of products and services from local community on the e-commerce platform will be exhibited. This will help generate 9,000 USD or 300,000 Baht per village per year.

Based on affordable and reliable infrastructure, we have carried out "Community Digital Centers" Project that capitalizes on the Net Pracharat. Currently, 2,280 community digital centers have been established nationwide providing knowledge resources and governmental services. These centers offer facilities for massive open online courses (MOOCs) via https://www .thaimooc.org and spaces for co-working, learning, and various activities.

In spite of the comprehensive efforts in digital connectivity improvement, The Government has played an active role in increasing Thai citizen's quality of life. One of the top priority projects is "Digital Tech for Health" that aims to enhance public health services through digital technology and innovation including developing a telemedicine system, providing guidance on telemedicine services and facilitating access to healthcare for citizens in remote areas as well as those experiencing difficulties. The program has been piloted in 116 hospitals and plans to extend to 2,000 hospitals within five years.

In addition, in order to boost ICT and innovation - driven economy of the country, the Government has also embarked on a number of initiatives encouraging youth, citizen, startups and SMEs to take full advantage of digital technology and innovations thereby strengthening their digital capabilities and skills which allows them to broaden their horizons and upgrade their digital competitiveness.

Smart City initiative, one of the top priority projects, aims to leverage digital technology and innovation to achieve livability and sustainable growth.

Phuket Province is the first Smart City Pilot in Thailand where there has been revised obstructing regulations and laws to increase the flexibility of business and investments from foreigners pushing the public-private partnership and collaboration driving towards innovation, services, and new applications. This contributes to inclusive digital ecosystem developing Phuket Province as a vibrant Smart City in terms of Smart Economy and Smart Living Community.

As planned by the government, the project is scheduled to launch this year, with the first phase covering 7 provinces namely Bangkok, Rayong, Chonburi, Chachoengsao, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Khonkaen. The focus will shift to a group of 13 provinces that produce the lowest GNP during the second phase and then move on to the rest of the provinces in the last phase. The dimension of smart city development will depend on each city needs, from smart energy, smart mobility, smart tourism, smart working and living, smart public safely, to smart environment.

Furthermore, the Government is concretely moving forward to establish the center of advanced technologies and build a regional investment hub of digital innovation as specified in the government's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) policy through public and private partnership. As such, the Digital Park Thailand will be built on a site of around 280 acre or 709 Rai in Sriracha District of Chonburi Province. The construction of the Park will be completed by 2020 which will be a new digital estate for incubating the technology start-ups and R&D lab for Thailand's new s-curve business and will attract investments and public-private partnership by offering BOI's privileges and non-tax incentives for investors in the EEC areas.

The Government has actively engaged in setting up IoT Institute Project - The project is part of the Digital Park Thailand, aiming to establish a national center for the development and application of such technologies as Internet of Things (IoT), big data, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Technology-wise, over 300 companies, research centers, and universities will join hands to build a network of IoT excellence. Also, the institute will develop necessary technologies and tools for providing technical consultations and digital solutions to industries, and businesses such as automotive, agriculture, food, and healthcare sectors.

From our work in the range of initiatives above, ICT and digital innovations become a fundamental asset at all levels of development and enable us to practically build balanced and integrated approach to sustainable and inclusive growth. However, on the road to success in underpinning the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal, multi-stakeholder collaboration should be reinforced work together to enable the potential of digital technology and consequently achieve the sustainability and prosperity.

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TembisaDeputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services
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Honourable Chairperson

Secretary General of the ITU

Your Excellences,

Distinguished delegates

Ladies and Gentlemen

Allow me on behalf of the South African delegation to thank the Government and the people of Argentina for the warm welcome and generous hospitality we have received and continue to enjoy in this wonderful city of Buenos Aires.

Chairperson, let me also take the opportunity to offer my delegation's congratulations to you on your election as Chairperson of the Conference. We are indeed confident that we are in good hands.

My delegation would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the efforts made by ITU Secretary-General Mr Houlin Zhao; Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT); ITU Management and staff in successfully convening this Conference, timeously in advance of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.

Ladies and gentlemen,

The theme of this WTDC: "ICT for Sustainable Development Goals" is very much aligned to our National Development Plan 2030 as well as the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, of building of an information society and knowledge-based economy to drive inclusive growth for all nations.

ICTs and broadband in particular, have the potential to transform sectors and accelerate progress, bringing us closer to achieving the SDGs. I am certain that over the two weeks, we will identifies strategies and programmes to achieve SDGs but also promote digital inclusion, accessibility, gender, and capacity building so that nations become more equal.

For us as the African region, we call on the ITU and all international partners, to put more resources and capacity on development of strategies and programmes to ensure equitable access to the internet, innovation and development, as well as to strengthening ICT security.

The Internet has the potential to positively impact and transform people's lives and bring benefits in a great number of areas, including health, education, financial services, transport, energy, agriculture, and more. However, to-date 53% of the world's population remains offline, with the majority located in Africa and Asia-Pacific.

In South Africa, 48% of our citizens (estimated 22 million) are not yet connected to the Internet. Through our national government priorities such as the 9-Point Plan, Broadband National Policy (named the South African Connect) and the ICT Policy, we are implementing strategies to ensure maximum socioeconomic inclusion, focused on digital skills, as well as supporting Small Medium Enterprises, Youth and Women on digital entrepreneurship in order to minimize the digital divide and ensure radical economic transformation through wider active participation in the digital economy. In May this year, we also adopted the Internet for All initiative which seeks to address barriers to universal internet access through partnerships, coordination and collaboration between public, private, multilateral and non-profit organisations.

Honourable Chairperson

South Africa views ICTs, especially the Internet as important, and integral to reducing socio-economic inequalities. Therefore, WTDC-17 is expected to provide the world with a new paradigm and alternative vision for increased infrastructure connectivity, diffusion of devices, local content and skills development.

Distinguished delegates

October has been dedicated as the cybersecurity month: the aim is to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and organizations; and provide resources so that citizens can protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices. As South Africa, we are happy to announce that we have national policy and have an established Cybersecurity Hub which provides information and creates awareness on cybersecurity, so to encourage South African citizens and organisations to be secure online.

Distinguished delegates, you will recall that Our world leaders entrusted the ITU to be the Facilitator of WSIS Action Line C5, "Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs". To ensure maximum effectiveness of this goal, we encourage strengthen international cooperation in this area on the basis of a framework established within the remit of the ITU.

Finally, Chairperson,

South Africa remains committed to contributing to the work of this Union and in this regard will be presenting her candidature for the ITU Council during the Plenipotentiary Conference in the United Arab Emirates in 2018. We humbly seek your support in this regard.

We look forward to cooperating with the ITU Community in order to make this important conference is a success and its outcomes contribute to social upliftment of our countries, regions and the global community.

Thank you very much for your kind attention.

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Carlos RafaelDeputy Minister of Communication
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Señor presidente, Excelencias, distinguidos delegados, Secretario General, funcionarios de la UIT, representantes de organizaciones internacionales, señoras y señores.

Es muy grato dirigirme a ustedes, en nombre de la República del Perú, con el fin de brindar un cordial saludo al Gobierno y pueblo argentino, agradeciendo su generosa hospitalidad.

Quiero empezar reconociendo el papel transversal que las TIC cumplen en favor del cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible planteados en la Agenda 2030 y que el lema de "No dejar a nadie atrás" representa para los países de la región tanto retos como oportunidades para cerrar las brechas de desigualdad en cuanto al acceso, uso y aprovechamiento de las TIC.

Los desafíos en el caso del Perú son muy grandes. Para comenzar, uno de los grandes retos es la infraestructura de banda ancha. Por ello, "no dejar a nadie atrás" significa para nosotros como país, ampliar la conectividad a nivel nacional. Para ello se ha desplegado la Red Dorsal Nacional de Fibra Óptica en 180 capitales de provincia (de un total de 196) y se vienen ejecutando 8 de 21 proyectos regionales de banda ancha que beneficiarán a 3.6 millones de habitantes en más de 6 mil localidades, 11 mil instituciones del Gobierno y 1,530 capitales de distrito. Otros 7 proyectos adicionales se adjudicarán en diciembre próximo, quedando 6 proyectos para mediados del próximo año. Adicionalmente, tenemos en cartera otros proyectos para ampliar la cobertura de servicios en la región amazónica a partir de 2018.

A pesar de estos avances, somos conscientes que el siguiente desafío será el trabajar por el lado de la demanda de los servicios, con el objetivo de obtener los máximos beneficios de la banda ancha a través de soluciones basadas en TIC, en cualquier sector, tales como educación, salud, seguridad, etc.

En tal sentido, el sector educación viene desarrollando la "Estrategia Nacional de las Tecnologías Digitales en la Educación Básica 2016 -2021", y en la Ley Marco de Telsalud se creó la Comisión Nacional de Telesalud y se dispuso el despliegue de la Historia Clínica Electrónica, entre otros. Asimismo, es muy importante generar la institucionalidad necesaria para congregar esfuerzos y propiciar la coordinación entre los distintos actores para el diseño y formalización de las políticas públicas digitales. Actualmente, esta labor se viene coordinando desde la Comisión Multisectorial Permanente para el seguimiento y evaluación del "Plan de Desarrollo de la Sociedad de la Información en el Perú", siendo importante señalar que venimos gestionando la evolución institucional hacia el nuevo Viceministerio de las TIC.

También me es grato anunciar que en el Perú se ha aprobado en agosto pasado la política de Estado N° 35. Esta política es de largo plazo y es el resultado del diálogo entre diferentes actores sociales los cuales se comprometen a impulsar una sociedad de la Información y el conocimiento orientada al desarrollo humano integral y sostenible, en base al ejercicio pleno de las libertades y derechos de las personas, y capaz de identificar, producir, transformar, utilizar y difundir información en todas las dimensiones.

Finalmente, ratificamos nuestro compromiso como país de lograr avances significativos en los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible a través del uso de las TIC y mediante esquemas de participación de todos los estamentos de la sociedad involucrados.

Muchas gracias

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Ministry of Science, Technology and TelecommunicationsShowLópezWTDC1725Plenary - High Level Segment1110SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器MsالسيدةMsSra.MmeГ-жа女士كوستاريكاCosta RicaCosta RicaCosta RicaКоста-Рика哥斯达黎加NoYes
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Buenos días,

En nombre del gobierno de Costa Rica felicito a la UIT por la organización de la Conferencia Mundial de Desarrollo y agradezco al Gobierno de la República de Argentina por acoger esta importante actividad que, sin lugar a dudas, traerá acuerdos y acciones que beneficiarán a los habitantes de todos los países aquí representados.

Los que estamos aquí, tenemos un compromiso con nuestros habitantes, el cual tiene como principio la construcción de una sociedad integradora, inclusiva y solidaria, centrada en las personas. Un compromiso que busca que no dejemos a nadie atrás y que las oportunidades estén disponibles para todos y todas.

Los estudios y la experiencia han demostrado que las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación, y particularmente las Telecomunicaciones, son quizás los más poderosos catalizadores del desarrollo social y económico en todo el mundo.

La presencia de las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación aumenta día a día en nuestras vidas. La UIT en sus estadísticas para el año 2017 destacaba que las suscripciones a la banda ancha móvil han crecido más del 20% anual en los últimos cinco años y se espera que lleguen a 4.300 millones a finales de 2017, el 70% de nuestros jóvenes en el mundo están en línea, la brecha digital de género se ha venido acortando, la banda ancha móvil es cada día más asequible para la población.

Si bien, todos esos hechos y cifras son muy positivos, aún debemos continuar trabajando por garantizar que el acceso, el uso y la apropiación de las TIC se lleve a cabo bajo una visión solidaria equitativa y universal. Asegurando que el aporte que las tecnologías realicen al desarrollo y crecimiento social y económico de nuestras naciones promueve espacios de convivencia solidaria y pacífica.

En el 2013, Costa Rica organizó en conjunto con la UIT el BYND 2015, evento en el que participaron más de 600 jóvenes de 68 países, y que tuvo como resultado principal una declaración elaborada por la juventud participante, quienes conscientes del papel trascendental de la tecnología en las sociedades modernas solicitaban " un acceso equitativo y universal a las TIC, en particular para las mujeres y las niñas, así como para otros grupos marginados por la brecha digital ".

Cuatro años después, ese llamado sigue vigente hoy día. Eso hace que nuestros gobiernos tienen que asumir de forma contundente el compromiso de formular políticas, acuerdos y lineamientos que permitan a las nuevas generaciones aprovechar la tecnología, en beneficio de nuestros pueblos. Es por ello, que estos espacios son fundamentales para intercambiar experiencias y conocimientos, que sean insumos para la formulación de políticas y la toma de decisiones.

En Costa Rica, hemos venido tomando acciones para alcanzar el objetivo de transformar al país en una sociedad conectada, a partir de un enfoque inclusivo del acceso, uso y apropiación de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones; de forma segura, responsable y productiva.

Alcanzar esa aspiración, requiere de generar consensos, articular acciones entre el sector privado, la academia, el gobierno y la sociedad civil; es un trabajo arduo, pero estamos convencido de que ese es el camino correcto para alcanzar no sólo los objetivos que como país nos hemos propuesto, sino también para alcanzar los objetivos a nivel global.

Estamos convencidos de que como resultados de todas las acciones y esfuerzos que venimos impulsando se tendrá un impacto positivo en la reducción de la pobreza; el acceso a la educación inclusiva, equitativa y de calidad; el crecimiento económico y la generación de nuevas fuentes de empleo.

Como representantes de un país pequeño y en vías de desarrollo, estamos convencidos de que las TICS representan una oportunidad que debemos aprovechar para traer bienestar a nuestros habitantes, pero para ello tenemos que plantear acciones puntuales para garantizar el acceso, pero más allá de eso para incrementar la alfabetización digital, reducir las brechas, impulsar el desarrollo de nuevos negocios, apoyar la investigación y el desarrollo utilizando las TICS; generar las condiciones necesarias para implementar proyectos en materia de IoT, robótica, inteligencia artificial, en fin poner en práctica soluciones y propuestas para resolver las problemáticas que nos afectan a todos y mejorar la calidad de vida de todos y todas.

Sabemos que el reto no es menor, y que será necesario trabajar muy arduamente para mejorar nuestra infraestructura, continuar creando habilidades en las personas e impulsando mecanismos que permitan aumentar la confianza en las redes de telecomunicaciones; pero confiamos en que como parte de este proceso contaremos con la posibilidad de trabajar de manera conjunta con todos los actores de este ecosistema digital y con otros países quizás más aventajados para compartir experiencias y aprender de sus aciertos y sus errores.

Todo este trabajo conjunto, sin lugar a dudas permitirá utilizar la tecnología para mejorar la calidad de vida de las personas, proteger el planeta, generar prosperidad para todos, así como propiciar sociedades pacíficas, inclusivas y solidarias, sin dejar a nadie atrás.

Muchas gracias,

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MederbekDeputy Chairman
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Уважаемые делегаты.

Уважаемый господин Председатель.

Дамы и господа.

Для меня огромная честь присутствовать сегодня вместе с вами в Буэнос-Айресе, на юбилейной конференции Сектора Развития Электросвязи. Хочу выразить огромную благодарность Правительству Аргентины за проведение такой значимой конференции и пожелать всем нам плодотворной работы.

Правительство Кыргызской Республики признает значительную роль ИКТ в социально - экономическом развитии общества и реализовывает программы, которые также соответствуют направлениям Целей устойчивого развития ООН.

В соответствии с планом Международного союза электросвязи о переходе на цифровое телерадиовещание, Правительством в 2017 году был реализован переход на цифровое телерадиовещание на 98% территории страны. Также, в целях расширения территории охвата услугами мобильной связи - 99% населения республики покрыто сетями мобильной связи.

Необходимо отметить, что в 2018 году планируется запуск регионального проекта Всемирного Банка "Digital CASA Кыргызстан" по созданию трансграничной телекоммуникационной сети, которая свяжет страны Центральной и Южной Азии в единый цифровой хаб и сможет превратить географические недостатки Кыргызской Республики в цифровое преимущество и позволит стране занять лидирующие позиции в регионе.

С целью построения открытого и прозрачного государства, повышения качества жизни граждан, а также улучшения условий для бизнеса, в Кыргызстане запускается общенациональная программа цифровой трансформации «Таза Коом». «Таза Коом» - это высокотехнологичная программа по построению чистого и прозрачного общества, дающего возможность каждому реализовать в полной мере свой потенциал посредством доступа к современным технологиям. Стоя на такой высокой трибуне, от имени Правительства Кыргызстана хотелось бы выразить огромную благодарность генеральному секретар, господину Хоулинь Чжао за поддержку инициатив нашей страны.

Кыргызская Республика, со дня присоединения к Международному союзу электросвязи, активно принимает участие в его деятельности. Представители Кыргызстана были избраны в Радиорегламентарный комитет МСЭ, руководили Зональным отделением МСЭ для стран СНГ. В ноябре 2016 года Кыргызская Республика имела честь проводить у себя Региональное подготовительное собрание к ВКРЭ-17, которая открыла серию РПС в других регионах МСЭ.

В целях дальнейшего расширения и развития многостороннего международного сотрудничества, Правительство приняло решение выдвинуть Кыргызскую Республику от Региона С в Совет МСЭ на Полномочной конференции 2018 года. Мы убеждены, что с вашей поддержкой на предстоящих выборах, Кыргызская Республика внесет свой вклад в деятельность МСЭ - как агентства ООН, которое продвигает повсеместное развитие новых телекоммуникационных технологий для достижения Целей устойчивого развития, с учетом нужд развивающихся государств.

Спасибо большое за внимание.

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Pakesia Parliamentary Secretary with responsibility for Information and Communications
Office of The Prime MinisterShowParker-EdgecombeWTDC1725Plenary - High Level Segment1110SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器Hon. MsHon. MsHon. MsHon. MsHon. MsHon. MsHon. MsالبهاماBahamasBahamasBahamasБагамские О-ва巴哈马NoYes
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Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, Mr. Houlin Zhao,

Chairman of the World Telecommunications Development Conference 2017,

 Mr. Oscar González,

Deputy Secretary General and Directors of ITU Bureaus,

Ministers,

distinguished delegates,

a pleasant good afternoon to all.

 

On behalf of the Government of The Bahamas and our team taking part in this dynamic conference, we wish to thank the Government of Argentina for hosting this forum in beautiful Buenos Aires, and the ITU for this opportunity to address this gathering.

It is with great pleasure that the Commonwealth of The Bahamas participates in this historic World Telecommunications Development Conference (WTDC-17), under the theme "ICT for Sustainable Development Goals" - ICT④SDGs.

Mr. Chairman, The Bahamas is committed to upholding and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals which have been identified as being achievable through the use of ICTS. It is in this context that the Government of The Bahamas is developing policy that articulates the role ICTs must play in:

(a) Ending Poverty (Goal 1);

(b) Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all (Goal 4);

(c) Empowering all women and girls (Goal5);

(d) Building resilient infrastructure while promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and fostering innovation (Goal 9);

(e) Promoting peaceful inclusive societies for sustainable development and providing access to justice for all while building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels (Goal 16); and

(f) Strengthening the means of implementation and revitalization of the global partnership for sustainable development.

The Bahamas is now actively engaged in a process of examining and educating itself on ways to use technology to improve opportunities for the social and economic inclusion of persons as part of its strategy to creating an ICT enabled SMART Bahamas. It was in partnership with the ITU that the island of New Providence was declared a SMART Island, the first in the Western Hemisphere. That vision has been expanded to a SMART archipelago. We recognize that in a Smart Bahamas, the use of ICTs and cutting-edge technology will contribute to an improved quality of life for our citizens, efficiency of operation and services, and competitiveness. We are also aware that the economic, social, environmental and cultural needs of present and future generations can be achieved through such measures.

Mr. Chairman, The Bahamas remains committed to the development of sustainable and resilient communities through focused attention aimed at finding innovative avenues in the creation of resilient infrastructure. The need to establish effective emergency communication and build resiliency has become more apparent as the Bahamas, and the Caribbean region are confronted with a myriad of issues including climate change, rising sea levels and increased frequency and ferocity of seasonal storms and other weather systems. The need for good communication systems to ensure rapid response capability in times of disasters, is clear.

The Bahamas is aware that ICTs are critical to both survival and sustainable development. Our nation is currently in the process of ensuring that one of our Southeastern Islands, devastated by Hurricane Irma is rebuilt as a green island, with special emphasis being placed on the delivery of quality communication at all levels.

As the Bahamas seeks to make transformational strides within its borders, our desire is to also contribute to the development of this critical sector on this stage. And so, the Bahamas has pledged itself to service in this community of nations and offers itself as a candidate for Council of the ITU in the next Plenipotentiary Conference in October 2018. We commend to you our candidature for consideration, and look forward for continuing our engagement with you in these and other ITU meetings on issues affecting the development of telecommunications and ICT in The Bahamas and across the world.

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Communication and Information Technology Regulatory AuthorityShowhttp://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Conferences/WTDC/WTDC17/Documents/HLS/kuwait.pdfHayatWTDC1725Plenary - High Level Segment1110SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器MrالسيدMrSr.M.Г-н先生الكويتKuwaitKuwaitKoweïtКувейт科威特NoYes
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Marek Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade
Marek Ondrousek
ShowOndrousekWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下الجمهورية التشيكيةCzech RepublicRep. ChecaRép. tchèqueЧешская Респ.捷克共和国NoYes
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Excellencies,

Dear Ministers,

Mr. Secretary General,

Mr. Chairman,

Mr. Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau,

Distinguished Delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In opening of my speech, on my own behalf and on behalf of the Government of the Czech Republic, I would like to thank the Government of Argentina and the representatives of the International Telecommunication Union for preparing this important high-level Conference. It is really the best celebratory gift to the 25th Anniversary of founding the Development sector of the ITU. CONGRATULATIONS!

I am convinced that outputs of this Conference and its conclusions will constitute another major and important step for all the Membership of the ITU and, above all, for developing countries on all continents and islands. The outputs of this Conference will undoubtedly represent an important contribution to the Strategic Plan of the ITU for the next period.

I am also convinced that results of the World Telecommunication Development Conference will contribute to the practical fulfilment of the Action Lines of the World Summit on Information Society, of the ITU Connect 2020 Agenda and of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Targets. Concurrently it should contribute to the implementation of the regional development initiatives of the ITU Member States. Here, I would like to express my appreciation, and stress the importance of the activities of both the Development sector and the ITU as a whole, for the worldwide development and implementation of modern telecommunications and ICTs to be really the basis of the Digital Economy of the Globe.

The Czech Republic is aware of all mentioned connections and needs and will support the development within the framework of the ITU as much as it could.

Throughout the world, the Czech Republic is known as a traditional industrial country. A new generation of Czech experts in ICT clearly supplement the traditional structure of Czech industry, adding it a new dimension. Next generation telecommunications and ICTs with their interdisciplinary applications are thus becoming the backbone of modern Czech industry and society.

The Czech Republic having the knowledge and historic experience in transiting from the developing country, has a lot that could be shared in the field of telecommunications, ICTs, digitalization and other specific areas with the developing countries, including landlocked ones.

Excellencies, Dear Ministers, Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. Chairman, Mr. Director of the BDT, Distinguished Participants:

The Czech Republic as a long-standing member of the ITU served several periods in the Council and will submit its candidacy for the elections at the Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 in Dubai. For this purposes we announce with joy and pride the launch of the campaign at this important and celebratory Conference in una ciudad Hermosa de Buenos Aires.

As there could not be a celebratory launch without something tasty, we would like to invite all of you to a nice Argentinian Coffee.

In conclusion, let me wish a full success to WTDC-17!

Thank you for your attention.

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Mr. Chairman,

Mr. Secretary-General,

Ministers,

Excellencies and Distinguished Colleagues:

On behalf of Information and Communication Technologies Authority of Republic of Turkey, I would like to thank the government of Argentina for their hospitality and for welcoming us to this beautiful city of Buenos Aires. I also would like to express our sincere gratitude to ITU Secretary-General, Mr. Houlin Zhao and to Director of BDT, Mr. Brahima Sanou for their invaluable efforts for the preparation of a successful conference.

We strongly believe the importance of Information and Communication Technologies as an accelerator of "development". ICTs have a very critical impact on the quality of life of people across the globe, especially between those who have access to them and those who do not.

Therefore, it is governments' responsibility to ensure that the goals and targets relating to the role of ICTs for sustainable development should address the basic needs and interests of the most disadvantaged citizens within society. These needs include but not limited to healthcare and food production, saving people out of poverty circle through job opportunities, monitoring climate change and processes relating to land and water, and bridging the digital gender divide.

With this huge responsibility, Turkey's Strategic Vision of 2023 sets very important goals regarding ICTs. These goals include maintaining ICT-based economic growth; transformation to knowledge-based society and enhancing high-speed broadband access for all.

In line with that vision, Turkey continues to taking strong steps in order to create a fully transformed digital economy and society through affordable and accessible ICTs. The IMT-Advanced auction held in 2015 represented an important milestone for Turkey's transition to 5G. Turkey is planning to be one of the first countries to adopt 5G technology.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are well aware that digital divide is still an important issue to overcome in the agenda and we need to put connectivity to the core of our focus. Finding ways and means for affordable access to ICTs should be one of our major solutions to tackle this problem. Turkey is very proud with its success stories that have been reached by use of the universal service fund to bring broadband to rural and remote areas within the country.

The internet is an important contributor for sustainable development. However, providing connectivity as a basic need and right of every citizen brings new challenges for governments. At the top of the list, there is safety and security needs of the internet users, especially children. We are in an era that children are born as digital natives and equally vulnerable to illegal and harmful effect of the internet. Ensuring their safety and security is a responsibility that all the stakeholders should contribute within their capacity.

We believe that this conference is a huge opportunity for us to emphasize the importance of ICTs for achievement of sustainable development goals and we all should work together, in the spirit of cooperation to reach concrete results. To you, Mr. Chairman, and to all respected colleagues we extend our very best wishes for a successful and fruitful conference.

Thank you very much.

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SérgioAmbassador of Brazil to the Argentine Republic
ShowDaneseWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador H.E. Ambassador البرازيلBrazilBrasilBrésilБразилия巴西NoYes
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Señor Presidente de la Conferencia,

Señor Secretario General de la UIT,

Señor Director de la Oficina de Desarrollo de la UIT,

Distinguidas autoridades argentinas,

Señoras y señores representantes y delegados de las administraciones extranjeras, señoras y señores:

Tomo la palabra a nombre del Presidente de la Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicaciones del Brasil (ANATEL), Juarez Quadros, quien lamentablemente no pudo realizar hoy su intervención como jefe de la delegación brasileña.

Así es que a nombre de Brasil, país-sede de la Oficina Regional para las Américas y el Caribe, saludo a todos los representantes de la UIT, con la cual mantenemos vínculos estrechos y permanentes.

Es un inmenso honor para mí, en mi calidad de embajador de mi país en la Argentina, traer la palabra de Brasil a esta Conferencia Mundial de Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones de la UIT, 23 años después de la primera Conferencia realizada en las Américas, exactamente en la ciudad de Buenos Aires.

Felicito muy particularmente al gobierno argentino por la impecable organización de este evento tan importante para la región y para el sector.

Es también muy halagador ver a la Argentina, amiga entrañable y socia estratégica de Brasil, cada vez más reinsertada en el concierto de las naciones y anfitriona de diversas conferencias que se realizan en Buenos Aires, ciudad universal, símbolo de una Argentina abierta al mundo y a él plenamente conectada.

Compartimos con la Argentina amplios y profundos lazos históricos, geográficos y culturales. Por esto, consideramos aún más significativa nuestra participación en esta conferencia de Buenos Aires, participación que ya nos ha permitido un intenso intercambio de ideas acerca de la cooperación bilateral con la Argentina y otros países de gran importancia para nuestra política exterior. Esa cooperación bilateral se muestra promisoria, muy relevante y recíprocamente beneficiosa.

Señoras y señores representantes,

En Brasil, país continental, la inmensidad de la geografía nos impone grandes desafíos. El sector de telecomunicaciones y de tecnologías de la información y comunicación (TICs) representa una herramienta estratégica de capital importancia para superar esos desafíos. Las nuevas oportunidades que se abren nos permitirán resolver con mayor capacidad cuestiones como la incorporación de nuestras poblaciones más alejadas y aún mismo aisladas; el desarrollo sostenible de la economía y de las herramientas de logística y conectividad que le son indispensables; y el estímulo a la innovación y al desarrollo de capacidades.

Nuestros principales objetivos reguladores incluyen el establecimiento de un entorno estable a la inversión y la ampliación de las infraestructuras existentes. Asimismo, priorizamos servicios a la población que sean adecuados y diversificados a precios razonables en todo el país, con especial atención a las zonas rurales y alejadas. En este contexto, buscamos fomentar la competencia y la entrada de nuevos actores en el mercado, garantizando siempre el respeto a los derechos de los consumidores.

Con miras a lograr estos objetivos, trabajamos en una Agenda Regulatoria que incluye:

-la implantación de un moderno proceso de Planeamiento Estratégico en la Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicaciones;

-la consolidación de estudios de análisis de impacto regulador en toda nueva reglamentación;

-la transición definitiva a la transmisión digital de televisión digital terrestre;

-la utilización de subastas de nuevas bandas de frecuencia (700, 1800, 1900 y 2500) como forma de lograr objetivos de políticas públicas; y

- nuevos reglamentos para cubrir las necesidades de los consumidores y facilitar la accesibilidad de los mismos.

Sabemos que nuestros desafíos en las Américas se asemejan en gran medida a los de las demás regiones del mundo. En este contexto, esta Conferencia habilita el intercambio de informaciones, el establecimiento de cooperación técnica y la búsqueda de soluciones comunes para la superación de la brecha digital.

Al respecto, la estación terrena de ANATEL para el monitoreo y fiscalización de las comunicaciones por satélites, la primera estación del género en el hemisferio sur, constituye una oportunidad para estrechar la cooperación regional. La estación, capaz de identificar e investigar interferencias y de realizar estudios de compatibilidad electromagnética, se ha mostrado muy eficaz para el éxito de los grandes eventos internacionales organizados por Brasil en los últimos 4 años.

La optimización de los recursos del Bureau de Desarrollo de Telecomunicaciones (BDT) ha sido un objetivo prioritario y constante para el Brasil en las últimas Conferencias. Atribuimos prioridad a las Iniciativas Regionales, a la revisión de las Resoluciones y a racionalización de las Cuestiones de Estudio.

En lo que respeta a políticas públicas de gobernanza de la Internet, creemos que la UIT tiene competencia y mandato para tratar de estos temas, con base en su Constitución y en las líneas de acción oriundas de la Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información y sus revisiones posteriores.

Por fin, me gustaría señalar la pertinencia del tema elegido para esta Conferencia: "Las TICs para los ODS" - las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación para los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Nos parece clara la relevancia de nuestro sector como herramienta para alcanzar los 17 Objetivos y las 169 metas establecidas por las Naciones Unidas para la Agenda 2030.

En particular, y concluyo, Señor presidente, el principal desafío de esta Conferencia será justamente adecuar las actividades del BDT a los Objetivos del Desarrollo Sostenible, con la creación de indicadores y formas de seguimiento de los Objetivos y metas.

Con estas palabras, Brasil quiere sumarse plenamente al esfuerzo por hacer de esta conferencia un hito en la historia de la UIT y de la cooperación que queremos ver desarrollarse en el marco de esta importante organización y con cada uno de sus miembros, muy particularmente de nuestra región.

Muchas gracias.

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Buenas tardes tengan todos ustedes.

Saludo cordialmente a todos los miembros de la UIT, ministros, viceministros y miembros de todas las delegaciones, que nos acompañan .

México es un país formado por más de 119 millones de personas [1] , en donde las telecomunicaciones y las TIC´s, definen la intensidad y la forma en la que nos comunicamos .

En 2013, México adoptó reformas estructurales en múltiples áreas fundamentales ; algunas de ellas se centran en aumentar inversiones y liberar el potencial económico de México mediante la eliminación de barreras a la competencia.

La Reforma de Telecomunicaciones es parte de estas reformas estructurales. El gobierno y todos los actores políticos en México reconocieron la existencia de un problema de competencia que limitó el crecimiento del sector de las telecomunicaciones y radiodifusión durante muchos años.

Bajo este diagnóstico, la Reforma de Telecomunicaciones, se estableció al más alto nivel jurídico, la Constitución, con el objetivo de garantizar el derecho de acceso a las TIC´s, así como a la banda ancha e internet. Con ello se dota la reforma de la fuerza necesaria para lograr que estos cambios ocurran.

A 4 años de la Reforma, la reducción de los precios de los servicios de Telecomunicaciones ha sido inminente, de junio de 2013 a agosto de 2017, los precios cayeron el 28.9%, mientras que la inflación en México tuvo una tasa de crecimiento de 17.3%, con lo que el diferencial entre los precios de los demás productos y los de telecomunicaciones es de más de 46 puntos porcentuales a la baja en precios [2] .

México eliminó la Larga Distancia Nacional y ha logrado que los precios de la Telefonía Móvil disminuyan en un 42.7%; asimismo hemos logrado elevar la penetración de los servicios de banda ancha móvil de 22 líneas por cada 100 habitantes en 2012, hasta 63 lineas por cada 100 habitantes en 2017.

Por otra parte, la inversión extranjera directa en México en el sector de Telecomunicaciones se incrementó notablemente, generando la entrada en el mercado de AT&T así como de Altán Redes, este último, gracias a la Red Compartida impulsará el acceso efectivo de la población a la comunicación de banda ancha y a los servicios de telecomunicaciones a la población a partir de un servicio exclusivamente mayorista.

En este sentido, México está trabajando para reducir la brecha digital , buscando que cada vez más personas tengan acceso a las tecnologías de la información , sin duda estos resultados reflejan las acciones de México para promover el desarrollo.

El 19 de septiembre, a las 13:14:40, México sufrió importantes estragos con el sismo que se presentó de magnitud 7.1 grados en escala Richter.

En esos momentos, el incremento en el tráfico de voz y datos fue sensible en diversos puntos de la Ciudad de México, Estado de México, Morelos y Puebla, entre otras entidades del país, lo que provocó la saturación temporal de las redes de telecomunicaciones, es decir, un número mayor de usuarios al habitual intentó hacer llamadas y enviar mensajes al mismo tiempo.

El 98% de las redes públicas de telecomunicaciones se encontraron en funcionamiento. Además, 97% de las afectaciones sufridas fueron atendidas y los servicios restablecidos satisfactoriamente antes de las 48 horas posteriores al sismo [3] .

Lugares como la Ciudad de México que cuentan con alrededor de 100 líneas de banda ancha por cada cien habitantes, tuvieron un alto nivel de comunicación en esta contingencia. Los usuarios de servicios de voz, SMS y datos pudieron comunicarse con sus familiares, gracias a la solidaridad de la población y a la generosa decisión de los operadores de abrir sus redes y ofrecer servicios móviles gratuitos a sus usuarios .

En algunos casos, la continuidad de los servicios permitió que las acciones de rescate se facilitaran y se salvaran vidas.

Otras zonas del país se han visto afectadas, tal es es el caso de Oaxaca y Chiapas , donde el nivel de acceso a servicios móviles de banda mancha es menor a 30 líneas por cada 100 habitantes, dónde las condiciones para prestar asistencia han sido más complejas, dado el complejo acceso a comunidades rurales.

Esta situación nos ha hecho patente el reto que tenemos para lograr mayor cobertura y alcanzar a todas estas comunidades . Asimismo, es un reto el lograr una mayor asequibilidad de los servicios de telecomunicaciones y los equipos terminales , así como una mayor apropiación de la tecnología en beneficio de las personas.

El sismo nos ha mostrado problemas pero también nos ha mostrado una gran solidaridad de las personas así como de otros países quienes han contribuido con apoyo técnico, financiero o en especie, a todos ellos les estamos eternamente agradecidos .

México participa activamente en la UIT desde 1906, fue electo por primera vez como miembro del Consejo en 1953, sabemos que establecer el valor y la importancia de las telecomunicaciones y las TICs, como un signo de cooperación y de apoyo en catástrofes, resulta esencial en este mundo tan cambiante y afectado por el cambio climático.

Por esta razón consideramos que la permanencia de México en el Consejo de la UIT para el 2018 , nos permitirá continuar colaborando activamente en los temas relevantes para el desarrollo global de las telecomunicaciones y las TICs.

La Administración mexicana desea que los trabajos de esta Conferencia resulten fructíferos y del mayor beneficio a la comunidad internacional.

Enhorabuena y éxito en las labores.

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PeterGlobal Executive Director and Associate General Counsel
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Honorable Delegates, hosts, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here in beautiful Buenos Aires. Let me incorporate by reference all of the well-deserved "thank yous" proffered by the preceding speakers.
 
Let me start with one admission and two assertions. The admission: I was a senior official at the FCC for eight years in the 1980s and we made plenty of mistakes. So buyer beware.
 
Now for my two assertions.
 
One. Broadband is a key driver for digital transformation and economic growth - and a fundamental component of next generation communications technologies, like 5G-I could cite really big numbers from private analysts and the World Economic Forum estimating the size of the benefits, but I will spare you.
 
Two. Broadband deployment and subscribership will occur where and when providers and consumers think it will benefit them and policymakers can have enormous impact on where that will be.
 
First, they can create an attractive investment climate and adopt enlightened spectrum and competition policies. If anyone doubts this, consider the rapid adoption and subscribership growth of cellular in the past decade in Latin America, Africa, and India and so on. I consider this to be the single greatest success story in my 36 years of doing telecom policy.
 
Second, they can address areas where broadband isn't profitable for cost and income reasons or where they have a special role such as security, privacy, infrastructure investments and education and training. Often market based approaches and public private partnerships will be most helpful. If you are interested in learning more I commend a just released document that my colleagues at Intel produced along with Samsung and others called the "National IOT Strategy Dialogue."
 
One final word on 5G.How is it relevant to developing countries?
 
1. Consider that more than 90% percent of broadband subscribers in developing countries are using mobile broadband networks, and according to the ITU existing mobile-broadband networks covered 84% of the world's population. We have seen a leapfrog effect - where developing economies are able to cost effectively deliver innovative mobile based solutions - for example, mobile banking.
 
2. 5G will surprise us in the same way. It won't happen all at once or in the same way everywhere. For example, applications that utilize low bands for IOT can enable lifesaving precision agriculture and sustainable water management.
 
3. Mid-band frequencies can improve coverage and capacity may reliable data services, allowing remote health care monitoring in ultra-rural settings, the creation of employment opportunities through entrepreneurial mobile businesses, or creative services for persons with disabilities.
 
4. Higher band spectrum will allow for extremely high throughput, enhancing mobile broadband, and leading to applications like the tactile Internet, which can be applied in a variety of ways - including remote surgery.
 
Which brings me back to where I started. Policymakers can have enormous impact on where broadband and next generation broadband will be beneficial and we need to get the big things right and focus on our special roles. If we do that we will get big and special benefits.
 
Thank you.
 
 
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FabricioMember of the Board of Directors
Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL)ShowGómez MazaraWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器MrالسيدMrSr.M.Г-н先生الجمهورية الدومينيكيةDominican RepublicDominicana (Rep.)Dominicaine (Rép.)Доминиканская Респ.多米尼加NoYes
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Buenas tardes distinguidos ministros, ministras y señor Presidente de la Conferencia.

En nombre de la delegación de República Dominicana quiero agradecer al gobierno de la República Argentina por acoger la octava Conferencia Mundial de Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones (CMDT) en esta hermosa ciudad de Buenos Aires.

República Dominicana valora positivamente el compromiso de la UIT y de esta Conferencia Mundial con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y el valioso rol de las TIC para alcanzarlos. Esperamos poder contribuir con el éxito de la Conferencia y que sus resultados sean de amplio impacto socioeconómico.

La evidencia empírica muestra que las tecnologías digitales aportan soluciones para ampliar la cobertura en educación, salud y a mitigación de desastres naturales, así como en otras dimensiones del desarrollo.

En tal sentido, me referiré al compromiso asumido por el gobierno dominicano para hacer de este nuevo paradigma digital un elemento central en nuestra visión de desarrollo y políticas sectoriales. La Estrategia Nacional de Desarrollo (END) de la República Dominicana al 2030 estableció el compromiso de incorporar las TIC, como un eje transversal con objetivos y metas definidas.

Para concretizar este compromiso, implementó el Programa República Digital que busca transformar nuestro país e insertar el uso de las TIC en los procesos productivos mediante cuatro pilares estratégicos:

Pilar de Educación , con dotación de computadoras para estudiantes y docentes, programas de formación y alfabetización digital para toda la comunidad educativa y acceso gratuito a internet en las escuelas públicas.

El Pilar de Acceso , con el despliegue de una Red Nacional de Fibra Óptica, y programas de capilarización para extender la conectividad al nivel municipal.

El Pilar de Desarrollo Productivo , a pequeños y medianos productores, ya que nuestro tejido empresarial está integrado fundamentalmente por PYMES.

El Pilar de Gobierno Digital, Abierto y Transparente , profundizando el compromiso del gobierno con el uso de las TIC para ser mas transparentes, rendir cuentas y brindar mejores servicios públicos a la ciudadanía.

Este programa tiene como ejes trasversales la seguridad cibernética y la inclusión social, comprometido especialmente con los grupos vulnerables, para que no queden fuera de este nuevo entorno digital.

Además, busca generar condiciones favorables que promuevan el crecimiento económico, la inversión y el desarrollo mediante alianzas público privadas, integrando la sociedad civil, la academia y la ciudadanía.

Para los países de América Latina y el Caribe, con diferentes estadios de desarrollo, es un gran desafío poner en marcha la nueva economía digital. Entrar en el Internet de las Cosas y aprovechar las nuevas tecnologías en materia de redes como el 5G, cuando aún tenemos desafíos de conectividad y despliegue de infraestructura de banda ancha.

Estas nuevas tecnologías podrían brindar oportunidades en el marco de un desarrollo económico y social con mayor equidad comprometido con el logro de los ODS. A esto apostamos.

La Agenda 2030 ofrece un abanico de oportunidades para convertir las tecnologías digitales en aliadas estratégicas del desarrollo inclusivo. Así lo estamos haciendo en el marco de nuestro Programa de República Digital.

Consideramos que la UIT, a través del Plan Estratégico que se adopte en esta Conferencia y sus Resoluciones, debe poner enfasis en el trabajo colaborativo con todos los actores promoviendo la creatividad, la innovación y el compromiso de alcanzar unos ODS que mejoren la vida de las presentes y futuras generaciones. Muchas gracias

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Charles Zoë Chargé de Mission for Telecommunications and New Technologies at the Ministry for Posts and Telecommunications, responsible for the Promotion of New ICTs
ShowBangaWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器MrالسيدMrSr.M.Г-н先生(إفريقيا الوسطى (جمهوريةCentral African Rep.Centroafricana (Rep.)Centrafricaine (Rép.)Центральноафриканская Респ.中非NoYes
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Monsieur le Président,

C'est pour moi un grand honneur et agréable plaisir de m'associer à mes illustres prédécesseurs pour vous adresser, au nom du Gouvernement Centrafricain, nos chaleureuses félicitations à l'issue de votre brillante élection à la présidence de la CDMT 17. Votre élection témoigne de la reconnaissance mondiale de vos qualités et de l'usage positif que vous en ferez afin d'amener nos travaux à un ensemble des résultats élogieux.

D'ores et déjà, je peux vous assurer de la disponibilité de ma délégation pour vous accompagner dans cette noble mission.

Toutefois, je vous prie de bien vouloir transmettre au Chef de l'Etat S.E.M Mauricio Macri, au Gouvernement de l'Argentine, aux autorités et aux habitants de la prestigieuse cité Buenos Aires, nos sincères remerciements pour l'organisation de cette conférence, et l'accueil chaleureux qu'ils nous ont réservé depuis notre arrivée à l'aéroport de Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini et dans votre beau pays.

Monsieur le Président,
Monsieur le Secrétaire Général de l'UIT,
Excellences Messieurs les Ministres et Chefs de délégations,
Chers Délégués et Participants,
Honorables invités avec vos rangs et grades et tout protocole confondu,

Mesdames et Messieurs.

De la première Conférence Mondiale pour le Développement des Télécommunications tenue à Arusha (Tanzanie) en mai 1985 à la CMDT 2017, Que du chemin parcouru !!!

De l'initiative pour l'institutionnalisation de l'action internationale organisée en faveur du Développement Mondial des Télécommunications lancée à Nairobi en 1982 en passant par la Déclaration d'Arusha en 1985 soldée à Nice en France en 1989 par la création du Bureau de Développement des Télécommunications (BDT) et ensuite à Genève en 1992 par la mise en place par la Conférence de Plénipotentiaires additionnelle du Secteur du Développement des Télécommunications (UIT-D). Le chemin fit long et parsemé d'embuches et très dur, mais aussi très animé et avec des profonds changements des attitudes au niveau des politiques internationales en matière du Développement des Télécommunications. Alors que nous nous apprêtons à célébrer cet évènement exceptionnel dans l'histoire de l'humanité, la République Centrafricaine voudrais profiter de cette CMDT 2017 pour souligner que de tels résultats n'auraient pu être obtenus sans le soutien indéfectible de nous Etats membres et membres du secteur de l'UIT pour lequel nous devons féliciter et remercier tous ceux qui ont travaillé avec ardeur et détermination pour aboutir à ces 25 ans.

Nous sommes en droit de nous poser cette question après vingt cinq ans âge de maturité en Afrique : Quelle est la situation dans le secteur de Développement des Télécommunications ?

Car Parler du Développement Mondial des Télécommunications, c'est prendre en compte la réglementation, la régulation, les réalisations et acquis dans le passé et faire des projections pour l'avenir. En un mot, c'est faire le bilan de 25 ans d'existence du BDT.

Selon le rapport 2016 de l'UIT intitulé « Mesurer la Société de l'Information », la Société de l'Information a connu au niveau mondial des avancées considérables avec les progrès pour tous les pays de 2010 à 2015. Nous avons assisté dans la plupart des pays africains à l'adoption de plans nationaux Large Bande et avec l'avènement de la 3G et de la 4G, le secteur a connu une croissance du nombre d'accès haut débit. L'usage de l'Internet sur mobile est en forte progression et les tarifs des services et ceux des mobiles y compris de large bande continuent de baisser.

En ce qui concerne la promotion de la révolution numérique en Afrique Subsaharienne, un rapport bilan économique des pays Afrique Centrale et Occidentale de la Banque Mondiale a révélé que dans ces deux régions d'Afrique, les pays ne bénéficient toujours pas d'un accès universel abordable aux réseaux alors que 69 millions de personnes sont confrontées aux défis de la fragilité, du conflit et de la violence. Le taux de pénétration et de couverture restent en deçà de la moyenne subsaharienne et que ces pays ne comptent que 5% d'utilisateurs d'Internet. C'est en croire que le bilan qui semble être réellement positif au niveau mondial reste mitigé au niveau de ces deux régions d'Afrique alors que nous devions mettre les TIC au service des ODD.

Or, l'éradication de la fracture numérique en général et le développement des télécommunications est un grand problème et un défi à la fois politique et éthique.

Pour ce faire, les défis qui restent à relever en vue d'atteindre objectivement les ODD sont les suivants et le facteur temps ne joue pas à notre faveur:

Néanmoins la particularité est que mon pays la République Centrafricaine, pays post conflit reste l'un des rares pays au monde qui ne dispose pas d'un accès international en fibre optique et moins encore pour la connectivité nationale. Eu égard à cette situation, son évolution vers les nouvelles technologies à large bande est compromise (4G, 5G, Internet des Objets etc.). C'est ici l'occasion de lancer un vibrant appel à la communauté de la Société de l'Information et notamment à l'UIT de mettre en place un programme spécial pour ce pays . Car l'absence d'accès fibre optique signifie pas d'évolution vers la 4G, la 5G et de plus la télévision nationale terrestre n'est pas encore numérisée, le passage de l'Internet version 4 à l'Internet version 6 reste encore problématique. Dans ce contexte est-il possible de mettre les TIC au service des ODD dans ce pays, s'il n'est en mesure d'offrir à ses concitoyens des services à large bande nécessitant le haut débit mobile et/ou fixe et l'Internet haut débit notamment pour les services de base comme la santé, l'éducation, l'agriculture et j'en passe ?

Nous reconnaissons le rôle pilier de l'UIT dans les évènements importants soulignant l'importance des TIC notamment le large bande. L'UIT/broadband Commission de l'UNESCO pour le développement numérique en septembre 2015, la Commission large bande pour le développement durable le 26 septembre 2015 à New York, le rapport éloquent du Groupe de travail de la Commission sur l'égalité des services à large bande, le gala de l'ONU avec le lancement des trophées du Développement Durable devant inspirer l'engagement politique des Chefs d'Etat et de Gouvernement à rechercher des solutions technologiques pour un avenir durable. Toutefois, ces efforts nobles ne sont pas encore suffisants. Notre Union doit aussi faciliter des rencontres entre les investisseurs des larges bandes et les décideurs dans le cadre de partenariat public et privé en vue de la concrétisation des aspirations mondiales pour un avenir durable avec comme socle le large bande précisément le fixe et le mobile.

Nous Etats membres de l'UIT et particulièrement ceux d'Afrique, avons besoin de l'UIT en tant qu'Organisme des Nations Unies spécialisé dans les Télécommunications et TIC pour nous définir des modèles réglementaires et de régulation en vue de mettre à niveau nos cadres législatifs et règlementaires. Cette collaboration nous permettra d'une part de garantir des règles équitables favorisant l'innovation et l'investissement pour un développement durable et mieux repartir les revenus et les charges liées au développement de l'Economie Numérique et d'autre part d'encourager la collaboration et coopération entre les opérateurs classiques et les OTT, MVNO (opérateurs virtuels) et assurer nos recettes fiscales et le développement de nos infrastructures TIC. C'est là nos projections futuristes pour les missions du BDT.

Monsieur le Président,
Monsieur le Secrétaire Général de l'UIT,
Excellences Messieurs les Ministres et Chefs de délégations,
Chers Délégués et Participants,
Honorables invités avec vos rangs et grades et tout protocole confondu,

Mesdames et Messieurs.

C'est avec certitude que je peux ainsi dire que les solutions aux questions du développement des Télécommunications et des TIC proposées dans tous ces discours sont nombreuses, claires, constructives et entières.

Conjuguons ensemble nos efforts pour l'élaboration d'un véritable plan d'action qui permettra au BDT d'atteindre pleinement les objectifs qui lui sont assignés.

Sur ce, je vous remercie de votre aimable attention.

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Patrick Director General
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory AuthorityShowNyirishemaWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器MrالسيدMrSr.M.Г-н先生روانداRwandaRwandaRwandaРуанда卢旺达NoYes
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Mr. Chairman,

Excellency Ministers and Heads of Delegation,

ITU Secretary General and other Elected Officials,

Distinguished Delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Rwandan Delegation, I take this opportunity to express our gratitude and congratulations to the Government of Argentina for hosting this Conference. Thank you for the warm reception and hospitality.

Mr. Chairman,

 

Mr Chairman,

 

 

Finally, Mr. Chairman, let me conclude by recognizing ITU Leadership, for their support to Member States in the area of Development, through BDT; and look forward to a productive conference here in Buenos Aires.

I thank you all for your kind attention.

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Aruna Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Chairman (Telecom Commission)
ShowSundararajanWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器MsالسيدةMsSra.MmeГ-жа女士الهندIndiaIndiaIndeИндия印度NoYes
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DumisaniMinister of Information Communications and Technology
ShowNdlangamandlaWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下سوازيلاندSwazilandSwazilandiaSwazilandСвазиленд斯威士兰NoYes
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Mr Chairman; Your Excellences; Secretary General of the ITU; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen.

The World Telecommunications Development Conference provides not only a platform to express our views on emerging trends and on matters of strategic importance to the development of the telecommunication, information and communication technology sector, and reflect on developments of the ICT sector in our respective countries, but also provides an opportunity for member states of the ITU to shape the future of the industry to pave a better future for our respective citizens. The recognition of the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector as a cross-cutting sector in the desired economic and social transformation agenda, particularly in pursuit to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) is of crucial importance by all of us attending this conference. This is moreso for developing economies, currently faced with a mirage of challenges particularly in the areas of basic education, health, agriculture and environmental sustainability, among others, and in dire need of innovative, practical and relevant solutions. In line with the theme of this conference, "ICT for Sustainable Development Goals", ICTs provide an opportunity for member states to accelerate programmes and interventions to address these challenges. The opportunity presented by this conference to explore, at a global level, means and ways to address some of these challenges should be received with both hands.

ICT developments in the country:

Mr. Chairman, Swaziland has made tremendous strides in the ICT sector guided by ITU agencies and other strategic partners, particularly in the development of key policy and legislative documents as well as the implementation of developmental programmes in the country. Specifically, the ITU has collaborated and supported the country in the following areas:

Distinguished delegates, in line with the understanding that ICTs are an enabler for economic and social development, the Kingdom of Swaziland has identified and prioritised key ICT development programmes, activities and projects aimed at addressing pressing national issues mainly in Agriculture, Health, e-Government and environmental sustainability. These priorities, aimed at transforming the country into a knowledge based economy, include among others, the following:

Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates, I am also happy to report that digital migration switch OFF in Swaziland was carried out smoothly on the 31st December 2016. This was done through the efforts of ITU who provided the scoping plan that mapped the entire project roadmap. This significant development makes available to mobile telecommunications services, which is the most widely used form of communications services in the country, the much needed frequency spectrum resources to achieve a wider reach and coverage of services.

Let me take this opportunity to thank the Government and people of the Republic of Argentina and the International Telecommunication Union for the organisation of this conference.

Thank you

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ShowAli JawoWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下غامبياGambiaGambiaGambieГамбия冈比亚NoYes
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Chairman, WTDC-17

My colleague Ministers & Heads of Delegations,

Secretary General & Deputy Secretary General, ITU

Directors BDT, BR & TSB

Distinguished Delegates

Ladies and Gentlemen

All protocols duly observed

I am pleased to take part in this very important conference, which brings together all stakeholders in the global telecommunication and ICTs landscape. Before I proceed, I would like to extend my gratitude to the government and people of the Republic of Argentina for the warm welcome accorded to my delegation. In the same vein, I wish to extend sincere appreciation to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for their support and assistance to enable us partake in this WTDC-17.

It may interest this august gathering that the Gambia despite challenges has implemented most of the action plans associated with our National Information and Communication Infrastructure (NICI -1) policy since 2004, which has been guiding the implementation of ICT activities in Government until 2015. A review of NICI-1 policy implementation revealed high success rate of 81%, which is attributed to the impressive developments in ICT infrastructure such as the submarine cable, national fibre backbone, Internet Exchange Point and LTE network for Government connectivity. The area that needs to be addressed is in applications development and content generation.

In 2016, a successor NICI-II policy was formulated and focuses on not only passively using information and communication technologies (ICTs), but also creating ICT applications and services for use and resale. This is expected to promote increased ICT usage, private sector participation and foreign direct investment. To ensure this, the policy aims at promoting open access, universal access services, cyber security measures and in particular more affordable and secured broadband access. The new policy also intends to promote private investment into the sector through an improved, adaptable and harmonised technology-neutral regulatory environment.

In line with this policy, the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure, (MOICI) further conducted several complementary studies to ensure successful implementation. Among the studies conducted are the Broadband Demand and Stimulation Study, the Gambia National Cyber security Strategy and a Feasibility Study on Infrastructure (broadband) Connectivity Options to Neighbouring Countries.

Fellow Ministers

Distinguished Delegates

Ladies and Gentlemen

We, in The Gambia, are cognizant of the WSIS outcomes to build confidence in the use of ICTs and the promotion of local content in our countries. These objectives are still farfetched for developing and least developed countries like ours. Local content and applications development and availability has become an elusive phenomenon for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and small island nations hence our call to promote the development of ICT development incubation centres that would provide the requisite environment for innovation and creativity to flourish. We believe the incubation centres will nurture talents, change mindsets and encourage the youth to harness their potential and play their role effectively in the digital economy.

The challenges with cyber security has compelled us to pursue the establishment of a Computer Incidence Reporting Team (CIRT) in collaboration with ITU as starting point following the development of the cyber security strategy. However, our laws are limited in tackling cybercrime, which we would request collaboration and cooperation through experience sharing and knowledge transfer.

Distinguished Delegates

Ladies and Gentlemen

ICTs have become a strategic cornerstone to drive the attainment of the United Nation's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). My delegation commends ITU for adopting the ICT4SDGs slogan to define its readiness to use ICTs to achieve the SDGs. ICTs4SDGs can help us achieve SDG 16 which embodies public access to information and fundamental freedoms. To this end, I wish to highlight that the new Gambia has evolved from the suppression of individual freedoms and information censorship that used to be the order of the day until January 19th, 2017. The new government wants to ensure that public access to information and freedom of expression is safeguarded, which ICTs can facilitate such as the social media platforms. However, we are confronted with the menace of fake news and identity theft that needs to be tackled positively in order to make social media more meaningful while promoting net neutrality.

On this note, I wish to thank you all and wish you a successful WTDC 2017.

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Supa Collins Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services
ShowMandiwanziraWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器H.E. Mrمعالي السيدH.E. MrS.E. Sr.S.E. M.Е.П. г-н先生阁下زيمبابويZimbabweZimbabweZimbabweЗимбабве津巴布韦NoYes
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Chairman of WTDC -17; Mr Oscar Martin GONZALEZ

Honourable Ministers here present and Heads of Delegation;

The Secretary General of ITU; Mr Houlin ZHAO

ITU Elected Officials

Distinguished Delegates;

Ladies and Gentlemen…

The Republic of Zimbabwe, commends the ITU and our gracious host, the Government of Argentina, for their sterling efforts in putting together such excellent facilities and creating the ambience for what promises to be an engaging, progressive and interactive World Telecommunication Development Conference. We appreciate the warmth with which the people of Buenos Aires, welcomed us.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we meet once again under the umbrella of the ITU, to share experiences, reminisce over progress of the ICT Sector for the four years gone by, consider programmes and strategies and ultimately set a trajectory for ICT Growth, Development and Integration, in the next four-year cycle, for the betterment of mankind. This is indeed a noble task for a good cause.

Zimbabwe cherishes WTDC-2017, as a landmark global Conference, as it is the first such forum to take place, after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is therefore without doubt that,"ICTs for Sustainable Development Goals" - ICTSDGs is a befitting theme for this WTDC. Zimbabwe will work with fellow Delegates in crafting strategies and action plans that can push the Global Community towards the attainment of the SDGs by 2030 and, in the process, deliver a better-connected world, over the next four years.

Mr Chairman, a s we look towards the next developmental cycle, we need to cast our eyes into the rear view mirror and take note of what was achieved under the Dubai Action Plan of 2014. Our own assessment is that, much has been done and milestones achieved, particularly in the areas of Capacity Building, ICTs for Disaster Management and Climate Adaptation, Digital Inclusion, Telemedicine and Spectrum Management, to name just a few. To this end, i would sincerely thank the ITU for the assistance we received for the implementation of a Telemedicine Project involving the connection to each other , of clinics in remote rural areas, district hospitals, provincial Hospitals and, referral medical centres. The project is crucial to Zimbabwe, as it improves access and delivery of medical services to hitherto, underserved remote and rural areas, and moves Zimbabwe closer to attaining Universal Health Coverage and indeed, the SDG goal on Good Health and wellbeing.

Ladies and Gentlemen

Apart from the Telemedicine Project, we have registered great success in the area of access and accessibility. We have installed over Two hundred Community Information Centres, eighty of them in 2016 alone, at post offices across the Country. These CICs, as we call them, provide local communities with access to high speed Internet, printing and other related services, at sub-commercial and affordable rates. The CICs have brought access to all genders in Zimbabwe, particularly in the rural areas, thereby making progress in bridging the digital divide and ensuring gender equality, in terms of access, in line with the SDGs on Gender equality and the goal on reducing inequalities .We are also continuously implementing the schools digitalisation programme. Currently, we are connecting, one thousand three hundred (1300) schools, to the internet. We have noted with delight, that we are on course to achieving the goal on quality education. The high literacy levels in Zimbabwe are evidence of our robust education policy aided by ICTs. These efforts have seen increased use of ICTs in underserved areas by all genders and our people are becoming digital natives. The groundwork has been completed for a major ICT infrastructure project, involving the construction of over 500 units of towers and extension of the national backbone fibre network, across the country. This will result in a massive rollout of broadband to all corners of the Country. With regards to the SDG on elimination of hunger, the ICT sector has partnered with the Agricultural Sector, by conveying information on farming in puts, weather, transport details and offering insurance related applications, for the success of Zimbabwe's Command Agriculture Programme. This has seen Zimbabwe's grain reserves for the staple grain hit the one the million tonne mark and are expected to exceed the usual requirements for the country. No one will go hungry in the Country. We are leaving no stone unturned, in ensuring that together with the rest of the ITU community, we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. With regards to the Agenda of this Conference, Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are pleased to note that WTDC-17 will consider matters and challenges that are crucial to all regions of the world - Africa included. As emerging technologies, applications and trends including cloud services, Big Data; Artificial Intelligence , Internet of Things and IMT 2020, rise up the horizon, it is rather tempting to run with the mill, forgetting to carry along with us, that which we could not accomplish in the last developmental cycle. A case on point, is the need to do more on bridging the gender divide. Indeed, Mr Chairman, it is true that much effort has been exerted in this area and considerable success has been achieved, but the numbers are not yet good enough. We have to scale up our efforts to connect the remaining unconnected. We believe that there is greater scope for closer cooperation between those with developed economies and those with developing economies, in addressing this undesirable phenomenon My message, ladies and Gentlemen, is that, in this Global Village, let us join hands in connecting the unconnected. It is our responsibility and our obligation.

Finally, Honourable Ministers, Excellences, distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen; the Republic of Zimbabwe is committed to the work of the ITU and will continue to do so in future, by rendering support in the form of human resources and other forms of support, where we have competencies.

Allow me at this point Mr Chairman, to wish you and the Distinguished delegates to WTDC-17, great success.

I thank you

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Pakistan Telecommunication AuthorityShowShahWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器DrالدكتورDrDr.DrД-р博士باكستانPakistanPakistánPakistanПакистан巴基斯坦NoYes
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Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union

Elected Directors

Director BDT

Chairman WTDC

Excellencies

Colleagues

Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a great honor to address this august gathering of leaders, dignitaries, and professionals from around the globe who have assembled to share their views on emerging trends and on matters of strategic importance to the development of the information and communication technology sector. The theme of World Telecommunication Development Conference 17 is very pertinent and expounding the role of ICTs in achieving Sustainable development Goals. I would also like to thank Argentinean administration for their warm hospitality and congratulate them for arranging such an excellent event.

Ladies and Gentlemen

The vision of our government is accelerated digitization to enable socio-economic development. We consider ICTs as key enabler to achieve efficiency, transparency, good governance and empowering the people. Our focus remains on ubiquitous development of ICT infrastructure across the country with special emphasis on serving marginalized segments of the society and bridging the digital divide. We believe in connectivity and inclusiveness for all. "Digital Inclusion" is of paramount importance to ensure uniform proliferation of ICTs in the each and every community so that collectively as a nation we can participate in this new paradigm of economic development. Therefore, broadband and internet proliferation is our policy priority. The ultimate goal is to connect population of 100+ by 2018. Considering the digital divide between rural and urban areas, government through a viable and thriving Pubic Private Partnership mechanism under the Universal Service Fund has undertaken various projects which have resulted in extensive deployment of fiber optic cable, provisioning of broadband services to educational institutes and communities and access to telephony services including Mobile Broadband services in rural areas of Pakistan. These initiatives have collectively taken coverage of ICT services to 90% population of Pakistan.

Our policies have already earned worldwide acclaim and global acknowledgements. As a result of apt policies and regulatory regime, the telecommunications sector of Pakistan has established itself as the national flag-bearer of progress and as one of the biggest contributors to Pakistan's fiscal growth. During the formulation of Telecommunications Policy 2015, extensive stake holders' consultations were undertaken spanning over a period of over one year. With the collective wisdom of all stakeholders, this policy envisions the availability of universal, affordable and quality telecommunication services provided through open, competitive and well managed markets which can be used by people to the benefit of the economy and society.

Going forward, Digital Pakistan Policy will be launched soon which envisions role of IT and ITeS in cross- sectoral development. Special focus has been given on e-commerce, e-health, e-education etc. One of the key ingredients is digital financial inclusion.

Availability of mobile broadband using 3G and 4G services are providing an enabling ICT Ecosystem for the innovative "electronic" and "mobile" services in the country. With the availability of 3G and 4G services, and enabled devices in the country, the number broadband subscribers in the country has grown from a mere 3.79 million to more than 46 million in just over 3 years' time. Very recently, Federal Cabinet has approved 5G testing which will also be a quantum leap in technology arena in Pakistan.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We believe and appreciate that Sustainable Development Goals best orchestrate the plan for future development of the globe and are mindful of critical role ICTs in achieving those. We have initiated several projects directly serving the purpose of achieving SDGs. Special projects regarding women empowerment, persons with disabilities, enhancing entrepreneurship have been launched in public private partnership model.

Under one of the programs, "ICT for Girls", 110,000 girls and young women per year are being equipped with set of ICT skills that will support entrepreneurship and will significantly increase the probability of employability. The program is being run through a network of girls' schools, women empowerment centers.

We also understand that ICT entrepreneurs, start-ups and small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) are our future and are therefore committed to provide them the opportunities innovate and develop ICT-enabled solutions for the society.

To encourage ICT Entrepreneurship and Startups in the Country, the Government has established a National Incubation Centre in Islamabad. This centre is built on public private partnership and will facilitate startups by providing premises, mentorship and opportunities to reach out to the domestic and international markets. Similar facilities are being established in all provincial capitals of the country.

Indeed, we are moving towards Internet of Things, digital smart cities, virtualization in clouds which are probably the next landmarks after internet in ICT evolution. To make all this reality, we are ensuring that our policies should reflect measures to overcome digital divide, availability of spectrum, infrastructure deployment, content & application development. Special focus on research and innovation is also given significant importance in government's manifesto. We are in fact considering whole ecosystem of ICTs from demand to supply side with objective view of achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Since 1947, Pakistan has a long history of significant contribution to the work of ITU to promote and implement the mandate of this specialized Organization of United Nations. We have been elected as ITU Council member for numerous times and in PP 18 as well Pakistan will be potential candidate for ITU Council membership.

Before I conclude I would like to compliment International Telecommunication Union for building a network of cooperation amongst member countries. I would also once again thank Argentinean administration for hosting such an excellent conference.

I wish you all a very successful conference.

Thank you.

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Ministry of Communications, Digital Economy and the PostShowSakoWTDC1727Plenary: High Level Segment1130SpeakerالمتحدثSpeakerAltavozOrateurОратор扬声器MrالسيدMrSr.M.Г-н先生كوت ديفوارCôte d'IvoireCôte d'IvoireCôte d'IvoireКот-д’Ивуар科特迪瓦NoYes
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OBJECTIFS STRATEGIQUES DU GOUVERNEMENT DE CÔTE D'IVOIRE EN MATIERE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS/TIC

Permettez-moi de remercier, au nom de la République de Côte d'Ivoire, les autorités de la République sœur et amie d'Argentine pour l'accueil chaleureux et les excellentes conditions de séjour et de travail que vous nous offrez depuis notre arrivée dans cette belle cité de Buenos Aires.

De part le cadre, l'esprit et la chaleur qui nous réunit tous ici, cette septième Conférence Mondiale de Développement des Télécommunications (CMDT-17) en sera, assurément, un succès. Aussi, nous nous engageons à mettre en œuvre les décisions qui en découleront avec diligence.

La Côte d'Ivoire, pays d'Afrique occidentale, est membre de l'UIT depuis 1960.

Conscient de l'importance des TIC et de leur poids grandissant dans notre PIB, le Gouvernement ivoirien a mis un point d'honneur à développer et soutenir un écosystème numérique sécurisé, qui donne pleinement confiance aux acteurs, aux investisseurs et, de manière générale, à l'ensemble des utilisateurs.

Ainsi, dès 2012, le cadre légal et institutionnel a été rénové pour tenir compte des nouveaux enjeux, accompagner le déploiement de projets structurants et atteindre à la maturité numérique de nos populations. Ce sont les réseaux et services de télécommunications/TIC, la dématérialisation des services et procédures administratives ou encore l'accentuation des usages numérique et du capital humain que nous visons.

Nos aspirations, aussi fondamentales que légitimes, sont, je le pense, partagées par vous toutes et tous. Il s'agit du bien-être de nos populations :

Et, in fine de développer une économie numérique porteuse de valeur et de savoir en vue de l'amélioration du bien-être de nos populations

Au lendemain du Sommet européen sur le Numérique (sommet de Tallinn consacré au numérique du 29/09/2017), bien des enjeux de nos écosystèmes numériques auront été adressés. La Côte d'Ivoire n'est certes pas membre du l'Union Européenne mais la Côte d'Ivoire sait l'interaction, en tous temps, de nos sphères technologiques, économiques et sociales au travers des systèmes d'information.

L'impact de l'Internet et des TIC sur le développement économique et social de notre continent est d'une importance capitale et nécessite de persévérer dans nos efforts afin de tirer pleinement profit de ces ressources extraordinaires.

Il est indéniable que l'accroissement des capacités et l'amélioration de l'accès aux services à large bande stimuleront l'écosystème et contribueront au développement de la société mondiale de l'information, inclusive et transcendant les clivages traditionnels.

LE MARCHE DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS/TIC EN CÔTE D'IVOIRE

Depuis plus de deux (02) décennies, le secteur des télécommunications/TIC en Côte d'Ivoire affiche une croissance régulière qui peut s'apprécier au regard des indicateurs à la fin de ce premier semestre :

Je vous donne ces quelques indicateurs non comme un signe que nos labeurs sont terminés mais plutôt comme une gauge de l'important travail qui reste à abattre

Au plan international, au classement 2016 de l'UIT selon l'IDI La Côte d'Ivoire fait ainsi partie du groupe des dix (10) pays ayant enregistré la plus grande progression de leur IDI ces deux dernières années.

LES PROJETS DE DEVELOPPEMENT DU SECTEUR

Si le développement de l'Economie Numérique connait de nettes avancées sur le continent, force est de constater que l'accessibilité à Internet, les coûts et l'interconnexion demeurent des enjeux conséquents qu'il nous faut, ensemble, relever. La Côte d'Ivoire a fait le pari d'oser, oser rêver que les technologies, le numérique, et les prouesses de nos concitoyens porteront des fruits.

Ce rêve est en cours de matérialisation... Les projets initiés par l'Etat de Côte d'Ivoire ont émergé, répondant à la fois aux ambitions nationales et aux exigences, assumées, de locomotive à l'échelle internationale.

Parmi ces projets, nous pourrions vous parler

Vous constatez donc qu'il s'agit là d'une Côte d'Ivoire « amoureuse » des Télécoms et des TIC qui a aujourd'hui le plaisir de partager avec vous ces quelques mots.

Cette passion, nous la partageons, comme je l'évoquais plus tôt, avec l'UIT depuis bientôt 60 ans !

Cette union se traduit par l'implication de notre pays dans les travaux de l'UIT, notamment au sein des commissions d'études et groupes de travail des secteurs Développement (IUT-D), la Normalisation des Télécommunications (IUT-T) et les Radiocommunications (IUT-R) ou nous sommes actifs à divers niveaux


En outre, la Côte d'Ivoire a pris une part active à l'élaboration des propositions communes africaines pour la dernière Assemblée Mondiale de la Normalisation des Télécommunications de 2016 (AMNT-16), ainsi que lors des travaux préparatoires de la présente Conférence de Développement des Télécommunications 2017 (CMDT-17).

Notre engagement au niveau national, régional comme international nous amène régulièrement à participer, activement, aux grandes rencontres de l'UIT, aux travaux de l'UAT, ou aux actions des institutions sous régionales.

Je puis donc vous assurer que la Côte d'Ivoire entend poursuivre le développement de son rôle moteur, avec l'ambition affirmée de devenir un acteur de référence dans le domaine.

Tout cela, nous le faisons avec vous tous, en considérant ce monde interconnecté dans lequel nous vivons, saluant les initiatives de nos pays frères. Vos pays ont œuvré au développement et à l'essor du Numérique ! La Côte d'Ivoire en a, par certains côtés, bénéficié. Aujourd'hui, la Côte d'Ivoire souhaite à son tour, servir cette noble mission et contribuer, à une « success story » pour le Continent, pour la Communautés des Etats, pour l'UIT.

Notre ambition, nous la partageons avec vous toutes et tous comme nous l'avons fait en 1998. A nouveau, nous sollicitons votre suffrage pour l'entrée de la Côte d'Ivoire au Conseil de l'Union Internationale des Télécommunications en 2018.

La Côte d'Ivoire se propose ainsi de réaffirmer son engagement et son implication au sein de l'UIT, encrés que nous sommes dans les valeurs qui fondent l'action même du Conseil et de l'IUT, engagés à connecter le monde.

Je vous remercie

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The Chairman,

Your Excellencies Honorable Ministers,

Ambassadors here present,

The Secretary General of the ITU, Mr. Houlin Zhao,

ITU Bureau Directors,

Distinguished delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen

It gives me pleasure to participate in the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC -2017) and present this Policy Statement to you distinguished delegates.

On behalf of the Government and People of Uganda, I congratulate the government of Argentina for accepting to host this conference. 2 | P a g e

I also wish to commend the International Telecommunication Union for organizing this conference which enables governments, discuss and identify ways in which the important global issues can be achieved through leveraging on ICTs.

Mr. Chairman,

This WTDC- 17 forum under the theme of "ICT4SDGs" emphasizes ICT as the strongest unifying thread that can action all the 17 UN SDGs from words to deeds.

Uganda recognizes that the greatest resource the world has is humanity.

We have found ourselves in a situation that has required us as a nation to welcome our brothers and sisters fleeing from conflict. 3 | P a g e

It will be unfair for me, not to underscore the importance of ICTs in alleviating the dire situation in resettling the refugees hosted in Uganda.

Mr. Chairman,

Uganda realizes the immense benefits and opportunities that ICTs have created for the economy and its citizens.

ICTs form an integral part of the Country's development agenda.

I am pleased to inform you that through partnership with the private sector, Uganda has made great strides in extending ICT services all over the country.

Distinguished delegates,

Broadband offers our emerging economy the opportunity to leapfrog and connect our productive rural and mainly young population to the immense opportunities around the world. 4 | P a g e

In essence, we are striving to increase our rural broadband connectivity as the new generation infrastructure that will support both developing and developed economies.

We, however, like any emerging economy, continue to grapple with gaps in critical areas like:

1. Cost of broadband delivery

Uganda as a landlocked country can only achieve 100% accessibility to affordable broadband through an all-inclusive infrastructure plan.

That includes both satellite and terrestrial options as complimentary for broadband delivery.

We however recognize that satellite services, though strategic, are in essence still costly.

In this, we call upon ITU and other global stakeholders to make deliberate efforts to further lower the cost of satellite services. 5 | P a g e

This, Mr. Chairman, will support the real bridging of the digital divide between rural and urban communities as well as developing and developed economies.

2. Cost of quality terminal devices

Mr. Chairman,

the world is moving from basic voice to data services.

We in the developing economies, however, are faced with the challenge of high cost of terminal devices in this transition.

We believe, ITU as a global policy organization, together with other industry players, have a role to play to drive the cost of quality smart devices down, to increase uptake of data services and further reduce the digital divide.

We therefore call upon your concerted effort on this matter. 6 | P a g e

3. Digital content

Mr. Chairman,

Uganda recognizes that content is the catalyst of the ICT Value chain.

As nations, we all have a stake in the creation and uptake of digital content.

We however call upon ITU, global players and Content platforms to consider that the interests of all parties are catered for in data protection, authenticity of cultures and norms, privacy and security.

We welcome the participation of various partners from the private sector, civil society and development agencies in achieving this call. 7 | P a g e

Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies,

We commit to ensuring that our policy and regulatory frameworks address emerging technological and industry trends.

This we believe will bridge the digital divide.

I look forward to interacting with other distinguished delegates on various topical issues that we shall be discussing during this conference.

Lastly, let me address you on the issue of Uganda's candidature for re-election to the ITU Council.

We believe our record at the Council has been satisfactory.

We also believe that having been in the Council, our re-election shall provide the continuity that is needed to strengthen this organ of the Union. 8 | P a g e

My appeal to you all, your Excellencies and heads of delegation:

is to consider favourably Uganda's election bid at the forthcoming ITU Plenipotentiary in 2018.

Thank you for your attention

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Buenos tardes,

En esta oportunidad, nos toca celebrar los 25 Años del Sector de Desarrollo de la UIT, y reunirnos nuevamente esta vez bajo el lema de "LAS TIC PARA LOS OBJETIVOS DE DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE".

Estos Objetivos, aprobados por las NACIONES UNIDAS a fines de 2015, conforman la Agenda de Desarrollo Sostenible para 2030.

En Argentina, esta Agenda, al igual que lo fueran los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio, es abordada y coordinada de forma comprehensiva y al máximo nivel de Gobierno, a través del Consejo Nacional de Coordinación de Políticas Sociales que depende de la Presidencia de la Nación. Cada Objetivo y cada meta son analizados y adaptados a la realidad nacional, por cada área competente, a fin de poder darles seguimiento y lograr su cumplimiento para 2030.

A dos años de lanzados los ODS, Argentina presentó en el Foro Político de Alto Nivel de Naciones Unidas (Julio 2017) un Informe Voluntario Nacional donde se presentan los avances en estos dos años.

Las Comunicaciones en general, son fundamentales para el desarrollo de cualquier sociedad, pero las telecomunicaciones y las TIC son, además, una herramienta transversal y facilitadora que contribuye al desarrollo socio-económico y cultural de la sociedad.

Consientes de ello, en Argentina trabajamos día a día para mejorar la calidad de vida de nuestros habitantes, desde nuestro lugar, promoviendo más y mejores servicios para nuestros ciudadanos. Fomentando la competencia, exigiendo calidad en los servicios, protegiendo a los usuarios, y brindando conectividad en aquellos lugares que lo requieren.

Ejemplo de ello, es nuestro Plan Federal de Internet, el cual significa más de 22 mil kilómetros de fibra óptica federal, en funcionamiento.

Mediante este Plan, nuestra Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales S. A. (ARSAT), espera llegar a conectar unas 500 localidades, a lo largo y a lo ancho del territorio nacional, y proyecta llegar a 750 para los primeros meses de 2018.

El Plan prevé, además, que los prestadores que contraten los servicios de ARSAT en localidades de hasta 10.000 habitantes provean el servicio gratuito a establecimientos públicos (instituciones educativas, hospitales, comisarías, entre otros), en lo que se denomina "cláusula de inclusión digital".

Asimismo, nuestro trabajo se encuentra enmarcado en el Plan de Modernización del Estado, el cual, como ya lo presentara nuestro Ministro en el día de ayer, se basa en seis ejes de gestión: Desburocratización, Gobierno Abierto, Plan de Comunicaciones, Plan de Inclusión Digital, Plan País Digital y Gobierno Inteligente. A través de ellos avanzamos hacia una Argentina conectada y federal

En cuanto al ámbito internacional, nuestra Administración es consciente de la importancia de ser parte y participar activamente de la comunidad internacional.

En particular en la UIT, Argentina siempre ha sido un Estado miembro muy activo, mostrando su compromiso con la Unión y con todos sus miembros. Aportando a través de sus mejores expertos, organizando eventos, y presentando propuestas de integración y de apertura como fue la incorporación de la Academia como nueva categoría de miembro en la UIT, con todo lo enriquecedor que este proceso ha demostrado ser.

Del mismo modo, también estamos promoviendo la participación de las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas en la UIT, convencidos del aporte que estas empresas también pueden hacer a los trabajos de la Unión, y que hacen al interior de nuestros países como motores de la economía, generadores de empleo, y de innovación.

Es así que deseamos reiterar nuestro compromiso no sólo en ocasión de esta Conferencia, sino también en los otros dos Sectores de la UIT, y por sobre todo como miembros del Consejo de Administración de la Unión.

Esperamos que esta Conferencia, así como nos está llamando a reflexionar sobre la importancia de las TIC para el cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, nos sirva también para pensar en el rol y en la responsabilidad que tenemos, como sector, en un mundo que está cambiando hacia un ecosistema digital.

Muchas gracias, y una vez más bienvenidos a nuestro país.

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