ITU150 in December: Innovating with Silvia – How can you grow a SME?

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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are a major economic force, and a valuable source of skills and innovation. Yet over 90 per cent of all start-ups fail. Silvia Dusa, CEO and co-founder of RandomStartup (@randomstartup), explains how she hopes t...

ITU150 in November: ITU as a Platform for Innovation

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It is predicted that 66 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050 – this will put increased pressure on services and the environment as we rapidly approach 9 billion global citizens. Increased connectivity will help cities ...

UN in Geneva opens its doors on the occasion of its 70th anniversary

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Video footage of United Nations Office at Geneva Open Day, including unveiling of "The Rebirth" sculpture in the UN Palais grounds attended by Houlin Zhao, Secretary - General, ITU and former UN Secretary - General Kofi Annan; the International Te...

ITU150 in October: Big Data and Innovation

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Climate change is a real threat to our planet, with destructive consequences already being felt across the globe. Dr. Daniel Duffy, High-Performance Computing Lead at the NASA Centre for Climate Simulation (NCCS) explains how big data is essential...

ITU150 in September: Navigation and Innovation

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Navigating the seas safely is not just important for the lives of the people on board; shipping plays a vital role in today’s economy, with over 90 per cent of the world’s trade carried by sea. Having navigated the seas for 20 years and rising...

ITU150 in August: Innovation to Bridge the Digital Divide

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Although 3 billion people worldwide were online and using the Internet by the end of 2014, at least 4.3 billion people were still not online, 90 per cent of whom live in the developing world. Mirian Teresita Palacios Ferreira, Chairperson of CONAT...

ITU150 in July: Accessibility and Innovation

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It is estimated that 1 billion people live with some kind of disability around the world. ICT accessibility advocate Lobna Smida explains that though there have been transformative innovations in technology for people with disabilities, there is s...

ITU Telecom World: 150 Years -150 Young Innovators

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As part of ITU’s 150th anniversary on the theme “150 years of innovating together”, we’ve created a map highlighting 150 Young Innovators and their ideas. These are young social entrepreneurs from all over the world who are using technolog...

ITU150 in June: Innovation and the Digital Dividend

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Television is enjoyed by billions of people around the world, but viewers in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia (known as Region 1 at ITU) will soon be able to access a range of new services and programming thanks to the ‘digital ...

Results of the ITU150 Poster Competition

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Results of the 150th anniversary children’s poster competition were announced during the closing plenary session of ITU Council. Children between ages 5-16 had been asked to draw what they imagined the world of ICTs would look like 50 years henc...

ITU marks 150th anniversary with global celebrations

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ITU celebrated its 150th anniversary on 17 May, marking a long and illustrious history at the cutting edge of communication technologies. “ITU has earned its global reputation for resilience and relevance,” said United Nations Secretary-Gen...

ITU News magazine: ITU’s 150 Years of Innovation

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150 years ago, the International Telegraph Conference led to the creation of ITU as the custodian of a historic Convention and a unique platform to build a connected society for social good. In this issue of ITU News, we celebrate both the vision ...

ITU150 Awards

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On the occasion of ITU’s 150th Anniversary, ITU150 Awards recognize individuals from government, ICT industry, academia, and civil society that have contributed to improving lives of world citizens through ICT innovations developed, promoted or ...

ITU150 Commemorative Event in Spain

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150 Years of the ITU: Commemorative event in Spain with special focus on the 1932 Plenipotentiary Conference. The Spanish State Secretariat for Telecommunications and for the Information Society, which is a department of the Ministry of Industry, ...

ITU150 in May: ICT, drivers of innovation

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Innovating with Baye: Can ICTs transform access to healthcare? It is predicted that by 2030, 366 million people will be living with diabetes worldwide. Baye Oumar Gueye explains how mobile health solutions have revolutionized access to healthcare...

ITU150 Mobile App

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The ITU 150th Anniversary smartphone App includes an interactive quiz on the history, development and structure of ITU and also includes access to ITU’s historic timeline, monthly feature stories, ITU150 news, international events and connection...

Google Hangout: Promoting and enabling girls and women in innovation – 17 April 2015

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ITU will host a Google Hangout on the theme ‘promoting and enabling girls and women in innovation’ on Friday 17 April at 4pm CET. This event launches the count-down to International Girls in ICT Day on 23 April 2015.

ITU150 in April: Girls and women and innovation

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Innovating with Alja: How do we close the growing ICT gender gap? Women are getting online later than men leading to a growing technology gender gap. Alja Isakovic shares her story about working to narrow the gender divide in the world of technol...

ITU150 poster competition for children

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On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, ITU launches a poster competition for children (5 to 16 years of age) under the theme "Let's draw the future!"

ITU’s historical timeline

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ITU has launched an interactive timeline highlighting key moments in ITU’s history over the past 150 years. With key dates and additional fun facts, the timeline provides an in-depth look into ITU’s rich and varied past. It gives readers the c...

Wish us a “Happy 150th Birthday”

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Join us as we celebrate 150 years of innovation by submitting your ‘Happy Birthday ITU!’ video. It doesn’t have to be long or professionally filmed – a 20 second clip filmed on a smartphone is absolutely fine! But it does have to be submit...

ITU publishes ‘whitelist’ of mobile phones

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ITU publishes ‘whitelist’ of mobile phones found compatible with hands-free terminals in cars: New resource to assist consumers in selecting best hands-free performers in vehicles. ITU has published a ‘whitelist’ of mobile phones that are...

ITU150 in March: Innovation and Intelligent Transport Systems

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Innovating with James: Are driverless cars the answer to improving road safety? Cityscapes may be redefined by 2025 with the introduction of driverless technology designed to reduce traffic and improve road safety. Dr James Fu and the Singapore...

Message from Ahmad Alhendawi

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February is the month of youth and innovation in ITU’s 150th anniversary editorial calendar. To mark the occasion, the UN Special Envoy for Youth recorded a video message encouraging ITU Membership to continue prioritizing ICT access for young p...

World Radio Day broadcast

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ITU developing new global standards for sustainable growth of radio. World Radio Day, organized this year by UNESCO, EBU, the United Nations Office in Geneva, and ITU brings attention to the theme: “Youth and Innovation”, looking ahead to new...

ITU150 in February: Youth and innovation

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Innovating with Fatoumata: How m-farming can feed the next 2.4 billion people. With a rapidly growing population, we must think differently about water if we want to ensure food security, conserve delicate ecosystems and reduce poverty by 2050. F...

ITU marks 150th anniversary with awards for ICT innovation

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Nominations sought for individuals in Government, ICT industry, Academia and Civil Society. Marking ITU’s 150th anniversary this year, Secretary-General Houlin Zhao launched the ITU150 Awards that will be presented at the commemorative event in...