ITU-T Resolution 55
(Dubai, 2012), the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) resolved that ITU-T should continue to encourage the inclusion of a gender perspective in the work of all ITU-T activities and groups, including staffing.
The Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) has undertaken various actions to this effect, including the creation of the
ITU Women in Standardization Expert Group (WISE)
to further move the gender agenda forward.
Through WISE, the Director of TSB has made a commitment to:
" Equality in tech is possible!
- Ensure the integration of a gender perspective in the work of ITU-T
- Encourage TSB staff to attend gender related training and workshops
- Invite Member States and Sector Members to contribute to meeting gender-equality objectives through the equal participation of qualified women and men in standardization activities and nominating qualified women to ITU-T leadership positions
" - Malcolm Johnson, ITU Deputy Secretary-General