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ITU-CITEL Webinar - Generation Connect Americas towards the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) – 13 December 2021

ABOUT

The ITU-CITEL Webinar “Generation Connect Americas towards WTDC” will take place virtually on 13 December 2021, as a part of the activities of the CITEL Working Group for the preparation and follow up on the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WGCONF). The event is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with the Interamerican Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States and creates a space for discussion of the Americas Regional Priorities from the perspective of youth, leading up to the WTDC that will take place from 6 to 15 of June 2022, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

PURPOSE

In line with the ITU Youth Strategy and the Generation Connect vision of engaging global youth and encouraging their participation as equal partners alongside the leaders of today’s digital change, this event invites ITU Membership in the region, key stakeholders from the public and private sector, academia and civil society to discuss the four Regional Priorities for Americas for the period 2022-2025, approved at the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Americas (RPM-AMS) in April 2021, from a youth perspective considering the recommendations by GC-AMS in their crowdsourced document "Call to Action for ICT Development in the Americas region Towards 2025".

GENERATION CONNECT

Generation Connect is the overarching initiative of the ITU Youth Strategy on the journey to World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) and the preceding Generation Connect Global Youth Summit which will take place on 3-5 June 2022. Generation Connect aims to engage global youth and encourage their participation as equal partners alongside the leaders of today’s digital change, empowering young people with the skills and opportunities to advance their vision of a connected future. For more information, please access the Generation Connect website: https://www.itu.int/generationconnect/generation-connect/.

GC AMERICAS YOUTH GROUP

The Generation Connect – Americas Youth Group (GC-AMS) aims at providing a unique participative process for youth to contribute to the work of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in the Americas region. GC-AMS will offer the youth a virtual platform to discuss opportunities and challenges related to digital technologies in the Americas region. It is composed of 15 Digital Youth Envoys from across the Americas region. For more information, please access: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Regional-Presence/Americas/Pages/GC-AMS.aspx.