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    ITU Celebrates WTISD 2020

    Date published: 17 May 2020

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is celebrating the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020 (WTISD) on May 17, under the theme: "Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)." The day marks the founding of ITU on 17 May 1865, when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris.

    This yearís theme allows ITU members to reflect on the ICT advances for the transition to a smart and sustainable development. It will focus on specific ICT-enabled solutions and emerging trends for fostering economic, environmental and social sustainability, contributing to accelerating the achievement of the UNís 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    As part of the celebration, Egyptís efforts in harnessing the power of ICT for serving all segments of society, including the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), are highlighted.


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