"Telecommunications/ICT are a key enabler to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to build a world where social, economic, environmental, and technological development is sustainable and available for everyone, everywhere. Technologies such as mobile communications, the Internet of Things, connected cars and cities, the fourth industrial revolution and artificial intelligence, all depend on telecommunication networks, services and applications, and increasingly rely on radiocommunications to provide the basis for ubiquitous connectivity. The ITU Radiocommunication Sector plays a vital role in this ecosystem: managing frequency spectrum and satellite orbits, as well as developing globally harmonized regulations and standards, are fundamental in order to ensure accessible and affordable telecommunications to all."
Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau
Mr Mario Maniewicz was elected Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau at the
ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018
in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He took office on 1 January 2019.
Mario Maniewicz is an electronic engineer specialized in telecommunications. He has been with the ITU for over 30 years, where he has held various positions of responsibility in the Radiocommunication and Development Bureaux as well as in ITU Regional Offices.
As Director, Mr. Maniewicz is responsible for the management of the Radiocommunication Bureau which organizes and co-ordinates the work of the Radiocommunication Sector whose aim is to ensure the rational, equitable, efficient and economical use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.