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ITU-D 25th Anniversary Celebrations


Celebrations to mark the 25th Anniversary of ITU-D culminated on Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 at WTDC-17.  The following events were held to celebrate this milestone.


Ministerial Roundtables:

Two Ministerial Roundtables were held at WTDC-17 on Wednesday, 11 October from 14:30 to 17:30. The debates featured thought leaders who discussed the impact of ICT④SDGs and debate on the future of the digital economy. High-level interventions at the minister and head of regulatory authority level were enriched by contributions from representatives of the private sector, civil society, technical community and academia. Visionary speakers opened the multistakeholder dialogues.

During the Ministerial Roundtable on ICT④SDGs the "ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation" book was launched.

To purchase or to download of the book click here.

Video about book available here.


Gala Dinner: 

A Gala Dinner was held on 11 October from 19:30 at Hotel Alvear Icon. This major gathering to celebrate ITU-D was  open to all WTDC-17 participants. The evening featured a special interactive programme accompanied by several performances. During the Gala Dinner long-standing members of ITU-D were presented with special awards. Awards were also given to selected stakeholders in recognition of their past and current contributions to ITU-D projects.

ITU-D 25th Anniversary Awards



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