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50ème anniversaire de la Journée mondiale des télécommunications et de la société de l'information, 17 mai 2019

Theme of the 2019 "Bridging the gap in standards"

This year marks the 50 th anniversary of the World Telecommunication and Information Society. Celebrated every year since 1969, this day commemorates the creation of the ITU on May 17, 1865, with the signing in Paris of the International Telegraph Convention. The definition of standards is an essential pillar of ITU's mission to the United Nations. ITU standards help accelerate the use of ICTs to achieve sustainable development Goals.

The theme for the 2019 edition will allow ITU members and other key stakeholders to focus on the opportunities available to:


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Events around the world to celebrate the 2019 edition of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

At the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference of 2018, the Member States of the Union approved a revised version of Resolution 123 of the said Conference, in order to promote the increased participation of developing countries in the process of standardization. ITU and thus reduce the standardization gap. We invite


to organize activities in their countries to celebrate the World Telecommunication and Information Society. standardization. Thank you for your commitment.