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World Telecommunication & Information Society Day

What is World Telecommunication & Information Society Day?

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) focuses this year on “Empowering the least developed countries through information and communication technologies.” WTISD has been celebrated annually every 17 May since 1969. It marks the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the founding of ITU in 1865.

Themes for 2024 and 2025

In 2024, WTISD will focus on Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development.

In 2025, the theme will be Gender Equality in Digital Transformation.

Past World Telecommunication and Information Society Days.