World Telecommunication Day 2020 & World Information Society Day Theme, Quotes, Poster, Wishes

By | May 16, 2020

World Telecommunication Day 2020 & World Information Society Day Theme, Quotes, Poster, Wishes:

World Telecommunication Day

World Telecommunication Day & World Information Society Day Date: 17th May

Wish you World Telecommunication Day 2020 & World Information Society Day 2020

World Information Society Day was an international day proclaimed to be on 17 May by a United Nations General Assembly resolution, following the 2005.

The day had previously been known as ‘World Telecommunication Day’ to commemorate the founding of the International Telecommunication Union on 17 May 1865.It was instituted by the Plenipotentiary Conference in Malaga-Torremolinos in 1973.

The main objective of the day is to raise global awareness of social changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies. It also aims to help reduce the digital divide.

World Telecommunication Day 2020 Theme:

Theme: “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)​”

Join the WTISD 2020 virtual conversation on ‘Connect 2030: ICTs for Sustainable Development Goals’ live on 18 May 2020 from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST.

​ Every year since 1969, we celebrate the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which marks the founding of ITU on 17 May 1865 when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris.

The year 2020 represents a unique opportunity for ITU membership to commemorate ICT’s contribution to the advancement of the Information Society, and to present the ‘Connect 2030 Agenda for Global Telecommunication /ICT Development (PP-18 Resolution 200, Rev. Dubai, 2018) now linked to the Strategic Plan of the Union for the period 2020-2023, and specifically focusing on how technological advances in the coming 10 years will contribute to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by UNGA Resolution A/70/1 recognizes that the spread of information and communications technology and global interconnectedness has great potential to accelerate human progress and to bridge the digital divide.

The theme “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, will allow ITU membership to reflect on the ICT advances for transition to smart and sustainable development. It will focus on specific ICT-enabled solutions and emerging trends for fostering economic, environmental and social sustainability, contributing to the five strategic goals of the Connect 2030 Agenda:

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