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ITU Liaison Office to the United Nations

The ITU’s Liaison Office to the United Nations is located nearby UN Headquarters in New York, USA. The Liaison Office supports the ITU’s mission and strategic objectives by:

To raise awareness of ITU’s work products and relevant themes, the Liaison Office hosts or co-hosts a number of sessions or side events at the UN in New York throughout the year and frequently speaks at other events both inside and outside the UN. ​

Liaison Office Events

The ITU Liaison Office to the UN hosts or co-hosts a number of sessions and side events at UN Headquarters in New York during the year, especially during major UN conferences and to highlight the ICT dimension of the themes around UN observances. See our twitter feed @ITU_UNHQ for upcoming events. If you are interested in collaborating with us on sessions or side events or in being on our mailing list to receive an invitation to our upcoming sessions, please contact us.

Collaboration with the UN System

One of the main responsibilities of the ITU Liaison Office to the UN is interfacing with UN entities in order to aid the ITU in carrying out its mission and in support of SDG 17 on partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals. The report linked below presents an overview of ITU’s activities and relationships with the UN system during 2018.

UN Events and Observances

The United Nations observes designated days, weeks and years that align with a specific theme or topic. By creating special observances, the United Nations promotes international awareness and action on these issues. UN meetings and events and UN observances, including those relevant to the ITU’s mission can be found at the links posted below.

Relevant Resolutions

Access to and effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable development is key to the ITU’s commitment to connect all the world’s people - wherever they live and whatever their means.  The United Nations General Assembly adopts an annual resolution that recognizes the importance of ICTs for sustainable development.  These resolutions can be found here.