International Telecommunication Union news stories
International Telecommunication Union to help nations with emergency comms
"The exceptional COVID-19 crisis we are going through right now shows how vital information and communication technology networks and services are, both to respond to the current pandemic and to address disaster management."
UN telecommunications agency launches global platform to fortify countries' networks
The platform set out by the ITU today aims to assist policy-makers, regulators and telecommunication companies by sharing ‘best practices and initiatives put in place during the COVID-19 crisis'.
ITU encourages ICT sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The ICT industry should work towards reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 45% in the next 10 years, in order to comply with the Paris Agreement.
Women in Technology
Samoa to host ITU’s global Girls in ICT Day 2020 celebrations
The celebration, which is held in April every year, aims to raise visibility and the importance of bringing women into ICT careers.
New Zealand retains rankings in key ITU ICT development index
The report pointed to market competition and best-practice ICT regulation as the key drivers of affordable ICT services.