In 2000, the United Nations adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) galvanized global efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest people. The development agenda framework outlined 21 measurable targets across eight goals on issues such as poverty, health, environment and gender equality to be achieved over a 15 year timeframe. As the MDGs […]


This year, International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated on 23 April 2015. Events and activities are planned around the world to encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs. This year’s theme, ‘Girls and Women and Innovation’, coincides with ITU’s 150th anniversary celebrations in April which […]


This year, World Health Day, celebrated annually on 7 April, asks ‘How safe is food? From farm to plate, make food safe,’ highlighting the health risks associated with unsafe foods. Contaminated food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances can cause over 200 diseases from diarrhoea to cancers. Unsafe food is also intrinsically linked […]


During the month of March, ITU150 focused on ‘Innovation and Intelligent Transport Systems’. We look back at the Future Networked Car Symposium 2015. The Future Networked Car Symposium, co-organized by ITU and UNECE to highlight the role of ICTs in the development of intelligent transport systems (ITS) within the automotive industry, had its 10th session […]


Towards a robust, innovative and secure DFS ecosystem for the poor Mobile money in Kenya has brought some 70 per cent of the country’s population within reach of financial services, up from just 15 per cent in 2007. But with around 96 per cent of the country’s payments still being made in cash, it is […]


Dr David Wood blogs about the future of radio which will be covered in-depth as part of a special feature on the progress of the digital switchover in the upcoming edition of ITU News. How much is radio ‘worth’ to society? It may seem an impossible question to answer. But, as part of an analysis […]


Established in 1865, one of the founding principles of ITU was to provide a neutral venue for countries’ negotiation of interconnection rates for telegraph networks. The essence of this work lives on in ITU-T Study Group 3 (SG3), our standardization expert group responsible for ‘economic and policy issues’. SG3 is meeting this week in Geneva, […]


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