World Telecommunication Day to be marked today
LAHORE (Press Release) – World Telecommunication Day (WTD) is being observed on Tuesday under the theme “ICT entrepreneurship for social impact”, in accordance with Resolution 68 as endorsed by ITU Council 2015.
The main goal of WTD is to highlight the importance of communication and how information travels across the world.
It also aims to increase awareness of how crucial communication is in our lives, in addition to stimulating the development of technologies in the field.
Each year on May 17, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of this organisation. 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union.
ICT entrepreneurs and start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a particularly relevant role in ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner.
The theme for WTISD-16 is in line with ITU’s work in unlocking the potential of ICTs for young innovators and entrepreneurs, innovative SMEs, start-ups and technology hubs as drivers of innovative and practical solutions for catalysing progress in achieving international sustainable development goals, with a focus on SMEs from developing countries.