ITU Activities Report
highlights 2018 - 2022

Connecting the world in challenging times

The world’s uptake of digital technologies is happening faster than ever before. 

Over the last four years, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has worked actively to foster inclusive, accessible digital societies, advance sustainable networks, and promote global information and communication technology (ICT) action in line with sustainable development. 

These pages offer a glimpse of ITU’s activities over 2018-2022, including our global engagement and timely COVID-19 response. 

ITU – the United Nations specialized agency for ICTs – drives innovation together with its membership of 193 countries and over 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations.

Together, we are committed to connecting the world.

Report of activities


Related publications

Sustainable Development Goals

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Facts and Figures 2021

Approximately 4.9 billion people – or 63 per cent of the world’s population – are using the Internet in 2021[1]. This represents an increase of 17 per cent since 2019, with 782 million people estimated to have come online during that period. Of the 2.9 billion people offline, 96 per cent live in developing countries.

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