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BDT Director’s Corner

Mr. Brahima Sanou was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau by the Plenipotentiary Conference in October 2010 in Guadalajara, Mexico and took office on 1 January 2011.
Mr Sanou was re-elected, on 24 October 2014, to a second four-year term

Headlines

Geneva, Swtizerland, 26 January 2018
ITU workshop focuses on the ‘Future of Cable TV’ in a converged ICT marketplace
​The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized a workshop 25-26 January at the organization's Geneva headquarters designed to inform regulators and other decision-makers on "The Future of Cable TV" in a converged information and communication technology (ICT) sector.
Geneva, Switzerland, 25 January 2018
ITU and Poland sign agreement to map the country’s current ICT infrastructure
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Government of Poland's Office of Electronic Communication (UKE) signed an agreement on 25 January 2018 to produce updated comprehensive and interactive terrestrial transmission maps of Poland's information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
Geneva, Switzerland, 24 January 2018
Least Developed Countries on track to achieve SDG 9.c on universal and affordable Internet access by 2020
​Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are recording impressive progress toward achieving United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9.c on increasing access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) states a new report released ITU.
Geneva, Switzerland, 22 December 2017
Flood Early Warning Systems installed in Zambia
ITU and the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority, ZICTA, have jointly installed and commissioned Flood Early Warning Systems (EWS) in two areas of southern Zambia which are highly prone to flooding.
Geneva, Switzerland, 13 December 2017
New United Nations report provides a comprehensive overview of global e-waste challenge
A new assessment on global electronic waste (e-waste), policies and statistics, The Global E-Waste Monitor 2017, has been released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) together the United Nations University (UNU) and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).