World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, 2024

  • 16 May 2024

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is observed annually on May 17th to celebrate the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and to promote digital inclusion for sustainable development.

  • Digital technologies offer promise in addressing global challenges like climate change and poverty, but disparities in digital access persist.
  • Insufficient policies, inadequate investments, and lack of digital skills hinder progress in many countries.
  • The theme for WTISD 2024 focuses on leveraging digital innovation for inclusive and sustainable prosperity.
  • The day emphasizes the importance of digital inclusion and sustainable development through the use of new technologies.