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An International Centre of Digital Innovation for Geneva, Switzerland and the world
29 June 2020
- ITU and TRA sign agreement to establish a new centre for digital innovation and transformation
Global e-waste surging: up 21 per cent in 5 years
28 June 2020
- A record 53.6 million tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced globally in 2019 — the weight of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2; $57 billion in gold and other components discarded — mostly dumped or burned
ITU to hold Economic Experts Roundtable on COVID-19 and the digital economy
25 June 2020
- Experts to tackle the contribution of digital infrastructure to social and economic resilience during and after the pandemic
ITU 2020 Guidelines on Child Online Protection (COP) respond to new challenges and significant shifts in the digital landscape
23 June 2020
- ITU today launched the 2020 Guidelines on Child Online Protection (COP) on how to develop a safe and empowering online environment for children and young people
ITU will launch 2020 Guidelines on Child Online Protection (COP) with key recommendations to keep children safe online
19 June 2020
- Media registration now OPEN to the online presentation of the 2020 COP Guidelines
Global Esports Federation joins ITU to launch global dialogue on esports
18 June 2020
- The dialogue will support establishment of international standards for the esports ecosystem
WSIS Forum 2020: World’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community goes virtual
17 June 2020
- World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum to hold weekly public online sessions as from 22 June, culminating in September with a final week of interactive high-level dialogues, WSIS Prizes ceremony and more
Digital Skills Assessment Guidebook
28 May 2020
- ITU today launched the Digital Skills Assessment Guidebook, a comprehensive and practical step-by-step tool for national digital skills assessments
Prices for telecommunication services continue to decline but do not translate into rapidly increasing Internet penetration rates
19 May 2020
- ITU’s latest global analysis of prices for mobile-voice, mobile-data and fixed-broadband services suggests that affordability is not the only barrier to Internet uptake
ITU leads global efforts to commemorate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day amid COVID-19 pandemic
14 May 2020
- Connect 2030 Agenda puts information & communication technologies center to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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