India to contest for re-election to International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council

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The Ministry of Communications said in a statement on June 4 that India will contest for re-election to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council.

  • As a member since 1869, India is contesting re-election, to the International Telecommunications UnionCouncil (ITU), for the term 2023-2026.

  • Devusinh Chauhan led the Indian delegation to WSIS 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland which was held from May 31 to June 3, 2022.

  • Chouhan said that India is a connected society and shares ITU's vision to enable ICT to meet SDG 2030.

  • WSIS 2022 is co-organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

  • About International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • ITU is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

  • It was established in the year 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks.

  • It is committed to connecting all the world's people.

  • In line with its mandate and the WSIS outcome documents, it continues playing a key role in WSIS implementation.

  • Its members come from all over the globe.

  • Its global membership includes 193 Member States as well as 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organisations. 

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