Broadband Commissioners celebrate WTISD 2024

On May 17th, the global community celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), marking a significant occasion that underscored the transformative impact of digital technologies on creating a sustainable and inclusive future. This year’s WTISD theme, “Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development,” not only commemorated the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) but also highlighted the critical role digital innovation plays in tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues, such as climate change, hunger, and poverty.  

The event showcased the progress made towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals through digital means, while also drawing attention to the persistent digital divide. Despite the advancements, it is evident that much work remains to ensure equitable access to digital technologies, emphasizing the need for global collaboration to foster a truly connected world. WTISD serves as a reminder of the power of connectivity and the importance of building a future where digital innovation benefits all members of society. 

This year, ITU hosted a live chat with experts and innovators about the power of digital innovation in advancing sustainable development and prosperity for all, including Broadband Commission Co-Vice Chair and ITU Secretary General Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Broadband Commissioner and CEO of AST SpaceMobile, Abel Avellan and a video message from Broadband Commissioner and Director General of the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA), Isabelle Mauro.  

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