December 13, 2021

2021 Information Session

| Virtual | Geneva | New York

About the Briefing
Permanent Missions to the United Nations in both New York and Geneva attended the Broadband Commission’s virtual briefing. The meeting was also open to the public.

This 45 minute information session introduced the Broadband Commission and presented the outcomes of this year’s achievements, including progress on the Commission’s seven advocacy targets, Working Group Reports, the Annual State of Broadband Report, and related publications like the ITU 2021 Facts and Figures Report.

Speakers shared real-world examples of Broadband Commission policy recommendations in action, emphasizing the importance of digital cooperation, and provided the audience with relevant resources for engaging with the Commission. 

Materials

An infographic was shared with participants, detailing relevant resources published by the Broadband Commission. Click here to download. 

Click here to download meeting slides. 

Speakers

Mr. Houlin Zhao
Secretary-General of ITU & Co-Vice Chair of the Broadband Commission

H.E. Ms. Paula Ingabire
Minister of ICT & Innovation of Rwanda & Focal Point to the Broadband Commission

Mr. Courtenay Rattray
Under-Secretary General, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States UN OHRLLS & Broadband Commissioner

Ms. Doreen Bogdan Martin
Director of ITU Development Bureau & Executive Director of the Broadband Commission

Dr. Tawfik Jelassi
Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information of UNESCO & Focal Point to the Broadband Commission

Mr. Bocar Ba
CEO of SAMENA Telecommunications Council & Broadband Commissioner