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Hard Copy Publications

The ITU is the leading publisher of telecommunication technology, regulatory and standard information. Over 4'500 titles in printed form and growing  number on CD-ROM, DVD and Online.


Hard Copy Publications 

Order hard-copy versions of your selected publications in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and/or Russian (where available) by adding titles to your cart and communicating your billing and delivery information online. Alternatively, download a copy of the informative Publication Notice, completing and returning the associated order form to ITU Sales for processing and delivery. Discounts are available for ITU Members and administrations of Least Developed Countries (LDC's).


 Recent Hard Copy Publications
Yearbook of Statistics - Telecommunication/ICT Indicators - 2008-2017
2018   Publication Notice with Order Form

This is the 44th edition of the Yearbook of Statistics. The data included in the Yearbook have been collected and processed by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) from replies received to ITU questionnaires sent to telecommunication ministries or regulators and national statistics offices. As such, the ITU Yearbook of Statistics provides the most authoritative source of data about the evolution of the telecommunication sector, the availability of ICTs in households and usage of ICTs by individuals.

As per Council 2017, the pdf version is available free of charge to Member States from a protected link via secured Member States TIES access. For more information, please contact ITU Sales.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   34th Edition, 2008   33rd Edition, 2007   32nd Edition, 2006   31st Edition, 2005   30th edition, 2004   29th edition, 2003  
 
ICT4SDGs: ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation
This book, launched at WTDC-17, presents an in-depth roadmap for sustainable economic growth by exploiting the recent developments in information and communication technology (ICT) to create an environment that nourishes ICT-centric innovation and generates new job opportunities. It describes the key elements in the ICT-centric ecosystem for economic growth, innovation and job creation, covering policies, strategies, mechanism and tools that are indispensable in creating and maintaining a healthy, vibrant, adaptable and environmentally friendly setting for sustainable economic growth. It also highlights the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders in the ICT-centric ecosystem, including governments, industry, academia, investors, entrepreneurs, and citizens. It focusses on discovering and analyzing the multiple interrelations between ICT dynamics and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established in 2015 as a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN Member States will be expected to use to frame their agendas and policies over the next 15 years.
2017   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) embody a universally shared vision of progress towards a safe, just and sustainable space for all human beings. The book, "ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation", written by leading scholars and experts from around the world, aims to address the challenges and opportunities offered by ICTs in the areas of innovation, governance, education, job creation and economic growth. The book was launched at a Ministerial Roundtable on ICT4SDGs organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) on 11 October 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

See a short introductory video on this ITU Publication from this link and order your hard-copies, now available, below.

Available inpaper   electronic file
 
Measuring the Information Society Report
2018   Publication Notice with Order Form

The 10th edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report, an annual report published by ITU since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society. The report presents a quantitative analysis of the information society and highlights new and emerging trends and measurement issues. The 2018 report presents the current state of ICTs using data collected by ITU from its Member States and also feature chapters on ICT skills for the future, revenue and investment in the telecommunication sector and ICT prices. The report once again includes in Volume 2 individual country profiles providing a snapshot of the latest ICT landscape and efforts made to increase ICT access and use. The analytical report is complemented by a series of statistical tables providing country-level data for the indicators included in the ITU ICT Price Basket.

Exceptionally, the pdf formats of Volumes 1 and 2 are now available free of charge via the BDT statistical pages Link. Other versions can be purchased below, including the complete zipped set of Volume 1 and Volume 2. Pre-orders for the hard-copy English set of V1/V2 now accepted. For clarification, please contact ITU Sales.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2007  
 
Collection of the Basic Texts of the International Telecommunication Union adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference
2019  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

A reference document containing: a) the Constitution and the Convention as amended by plenipotentiary conferences; b) General Rules of Conferences, Assemblies and Meetings of the Union; c) the full text of the Optional Protocol on the compulsory settlement of disputes relating to the Constitution, the Convention and the Administrative Regulations; d) the full text of all decisions, resolutions and recommendations in force; e) a list of abrogated decisions, resolutions and recommendations.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2015   2011   2007   2003  
 
World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17): Final Report
2017   Publication Notice with Order Form

The World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17) Final Report contains the contribution to the ITU Strategic Plan for the Telecommunication Development Sector, focusing on programmes, regional initiatives, and the resolutions approved by the Conference directed towards the purposes and objectives of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector for the four-year period 2019-2022.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2014   Hyderabad, 2010   Doha, 2006   Istanbul, 2002