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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


Hammamet, Tunisia, 16 November 2017
World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium
​The 15th ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-17) was held from 14 to 16 November at the Medina Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hammamet, Tunisia.
Geneva, Switzerland, 27 October 2017
​ITU and WHO join forces to scale up use of digital technology in Africa's public health sector
​ITU and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed a cooperation agreement to launch a joint partnership to scale up the use of digital technologies to strengthen the delivery of public health care services in Africa.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20 October 2017
WTDC-17 advances use of ICTs to achieve global Sustainable Development Goals
​Delegates participating in the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 (WTDC-17), which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 9 to 20 October, adopted a forward-looking agenda designed to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) towards the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and to chart the course for the next four years of the International Telecommunication Union's Development Sector (ITU-D).
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 11 October 2017
ITU-D celebrates 25 years
The ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) celebrated its 25th Anniversary on 11 October in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 09 October 2017
ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 9-20 October.