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Nations to set next 4-year strategy for UN’s specialized agency for ICT

Nations To Set Next 4-year Strategy For UN’s Specialized Agency For ICT

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18), the highest policy-making body of the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT)

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18, 29 October-16 November), the highest policy-making body of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technology. Held every four years, it is the key event at which ITU’s 193 Member States decide on the future role of the organization, thereby determining ITU’s ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide. It is expected to attract around 3,000 participants, including Heads of State and an estimated 130 VIPs from more than 193 Member States and more than 800 private companies, academic institutions and national, regional and international bodies. The conference will sets the next four-year strategy, budget and leadership of ITU.

Decisions made at PP-18 are designed to create an enabling ICT environment where the benefits of digital connectivity can reach all people and economies, everywhere

ITU plays an integral role in enabling the development and implementation of ICTs worldwide through its mandate. This to coordinate the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promote international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, work to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establish worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems. Decisions made at PP-18 are designed to create an enabling ICT environment where the benefits of digital connectivity can reach all people and economies, everywhere. As such, these decisions can have an impact on the telecommunication and technology sectors as well as developed and developing countries alike.

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