• Our sincere condolences
    ​It is with great sadness that ITU announces that two ITU staff members, Ms Maygenet Abebe and Mr Marcelino Tayob, were on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight that was lost on 10 March 2019.  We mourn their loss and the loss of the lives of United Nations staff members and everyone onboard that flight bound for Nairobi. ITU commends the quick response of the Government of Ethiopia and volunteers who have been working tirelessly to assist those in need. 

    Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General

  • PP18: State of the Union Address

    29 October 2018, Dubai, UAE: Over the last four years, ITU has been at the forefront of this revolution. We’ve been working on issues ranging from artificial intelligence, smart cities, and digital currency to the Internet of Things, new television, and 5G standards. And we have facilitated ICT infrastructure development...

  • PP-18 Opening Ceremony

    ​​29 October 2018, Dubai, UAE: We are proud to return to Dubai, where ITU has held major successful events in the past such as WTSA-12, ITU Telecom World 2012, WCIT-12, and WTDC-14. Thank you to the United Arab Emirates for hosting PP-18 and working with us to make it the greenest, and one of the most successful Plenipotentiary Conferences, in our history. Thank you for all you are doing for ICT in the Arab world, the region, and beyond...