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ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference set to meet in Dubai, UAE, 30 March – 10 April 2014

Focus on Broadband for Sustainable Development


Geneva, 27 January 2014 – The ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14) will meet in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March – 10 April 2014.

Highlighting the overarching theme, Broadband for Sustainable Development, WTDC-14 will focus on development priorities in telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT) and agree on the programmes, projects and initiatives to implement them. The outcome of WTDC-14, the Dubai Action Plan, is expected to set the agenda for telecommunication and ICT development over the next four years.

WTDC-14 will assess progress in implementing the Hyderabad Action Plan set in motion in 2010 along with other key areas of activity such as the World Summit on the Information Society, the series of Connect the World Summits held since 2007, and strengthening ITU’s regional presence.


World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014


30 March to 10 April 2014


Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates


ITU holds the World Telecommunication Development Conference every four years to take stock of achievements in the ICT sector and in sustainable development. WTDC-14 will adopt a forward-looking agenda for the next four years



Government leaders and experts, private sector, international and regional organizations, development banks, academia, members of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector.


Media accreditation for WTDC-14 is compulsory. Deadline for accreditation is 24 March 2014. UN Press accreditation is valid. Pre-registration is highly recommended. For accreditation procedures please see:

WTDC-14 TV Studio

ITU will conduct TV interviews with key personalities at WTDC-14 and will also produce TV News Reports. The broadcast quality videos will be available to networks for transmission free of charge. Videos can be viewed on ITU’s YouTube channel.

For more information, please see www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Conferences/WTDC/WTDC14/Pages/default.aspx or contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU
telephone +41 22 730 5046
tel + 41 79 249 4861
email sanjay.acharya@itu.int 
Monica Albertini
Communications Officer
Telecommunication Development Bureau
telephone +41 22 730 5317
tel + 41 79 808 6065
email monica.albertini@itu.int  


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