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BDT Director’s Corner

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Doreen Bogdan-Martin: BDT Director

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Doreen Bogdan Martin - Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development BureauDoreen Bogdan-Martin was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau in November 2018 and took office on 1 January 2019, and is the first woman in ITU history to hold one of the organization's top elected management positions.

She is a strategic leader with more than 30 years' high-level experience in international and inter-governmental relations, and a long history of success in policy and strategy development, analysis, and execution.​​

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The UNconnected Podcast

In the UNconnected Podcast, the BDT Director takes listeners through a series of engaging conversations with stakeholders who share their ideas for action and partnership to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) for socio-economic development.​

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Event, 06 July 2022
WTDC Outcomes Briefing for Ambassadors

​After the successful World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, BDT Director Doreen Bogdan-Martin briefed Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives to the UN in Geneva on the outcomes of the Conference.  

Event, 01 July 2022
Forum of Small States (FOSS) Briefing on “Digital Accessibility, Connectivity and Engagement”

​​The Republic of Singapore as the Chair of the Forum of Small States (FOSS) hosted BDT Director Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin, along with the newly appointed UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology Dr Amandeep Singh Gill,​ to address the Forum on the topic of “Digital Accessibility, Connectivity and Engagement”.​​​​

Event, 07 June 2022
Partner2Connect Digital Development Roundtable at WTDC

​As the Roundtable opened, P2C had already received around 250 pledges from entities in 80 countries, which represented an estimated financial value of US$ 15.8 billion. As the Roundtable progressed, the number of pledges grew by 44%, and it closed with 360 pledges worth US$ 18.55 billion.​

Event, 06 June 2022
World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022

​​WTDC-22 welcomed 2,152 delegates from 150 Member States, along with 340 Sector members and partners. Throughout the Conference delegates worked hard to build consensus and agreement on a Kigali Declaration and Action Plan, that will shape the work of ITU's Development Sector.​

Event, 06 June 2022
Network of Women for ITU-D at WTDC

​''As technology advances quickly, we must work to ensure that women's perspectives are reflected as quickly at all levels. This means women's equal representation in digital related matters in government, the private sector, academia, or otherwise - so that they play a role in creating the policies, frameworks and strategies that are shaping tomorrow's digital landscape,'' said BDT Director Ms Bogdan-Martin.​​