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ITU Regional Development Forum (RDF-ARB), Beirut-Lebanon, 19 March 2019


​The ITU Regional Development Forum (RDF) for Arab States will take place on 19 March 2019 in Beirut-Lebanon. The RDF serves as a regional coordination meeting for ITU members to review its 2019 operational plan, in addition to the strategic and future directions of the implementation of ITU regional operational plan 2019-2022 including, the proposed programs and activities for the implementation of the Arab Regional Initiatives (RIs). Moreover, it provides an opportunity for high-level dialogue between the ITU membership and other stakeholders from the Arab region to synergize efforts, seek new partnerships and agree on priority areas for the coming period.

This year’s RDF is organized as part of the activities of the Second Arab High-level Forum on WSIS (AHLF) and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, from 19 to 21 March 2019 in Beirut-Lebanon. The high-level forum is organized and hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in collaboration with the ITU Regional Office for Arab States. The purpose forum is to promote the implementation of the WSIS outcomes and the SDGs in the Arab region. For further information on the AHLF please (click here).

Should you require any further information on the RDF and the above events, please do not hesitate to contact: 

Mr. Karim Abdelghani, Programme Coordinator at ITU Arab Regional Office