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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Wtdc-14 approves 45 resolutions out of 74

The itu world telecommunication development conference (wtdc-14) on thursday adopted the landmark “dubai action plan” that sets the agenda for telecommunication and ict development over the next four years.


Attendees at the itu world telecommunication development conference at the dubai world trade centre. the itu’s aim is to provide everyone broadband connectivity by 2020 and to make the world a better place through ict. — kt photo by leslie pableo


The dubai declaration states that universal and affordable access to telecommunications and information and communication technologies is essential for the world’s economic social and cultural development and contributes to building a global economy and information society.


“widespread access to and accessibility of telecommunications and ict applications and services provide new socio-economic opportunities for all people” the declaration made on the final day of the 12-day the sixth wtdc said.


Under the theme ‘broadband for sustainable development’ the conference which approved 45 resolutions out of the 74 put on the table focused on development priorities and agreed on the programmes projects and initiatives to implement them.


A comprehensive package to promote international cooperation on telecommunication and ict issues the dubai action plan seeks to foster an enabling environment conducive to ict development and encourage the development of ict networks as well as relevant applications and services including bridging the standardisation gap; and to enhance confidence and security in the use of icts and roll-out of relevant applications and services an itu statement said.

Other objectives include to build human and institutional capacity promote digital inclusion and provide concentrated assistance to countries in special need and to enhance climate change adaptation and mitigation and disaster management efforts through telecommunications and icts.


Mohamed nasser al ghanim director-general of the telecommunication regulatory authority of the uae and head of the uae delegation was elected chairman of the conference that attracted over 1300 participants from 137 countries.


“with the adoption of the dubai declaration we declare our commitment to accelerate the expansion and use of icts and in particular broadband to achieve economic growth” said itu secretary-general hamadoun touré.


“access to affordable and reliable icts including broadband can facilitate economic social and cultural development and achieve digital inclusion for all” said toure. he said itu’s aim is to provide everyone broadband connectivity by 2020 and to make the world a better place through ict.


“the decisions we have taken here in dubai reflected in the dubai action plan will pave the way forward for our work” said brahima sanou director of the itu telecommunication development bureau. “they will give us direction a shared vision and a clear plan of action.”


The wtdc-14 dubai action plan is the culmination of a series of regional preparatory meetings that took place in chisinau moldova (cis); phnom penh cambodia (asia-pacific); montevideo uruguay (americas); accra ghana (africa); and belgrade serbia (europe). wtdc-14 hosted a series of special events to bring attention to the role that icts play in achieving socio-economic development.


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