Main events

World Conference on International Telecommunications WCIT

The conference reviews the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), which serve as the binding global treaty designed to facilitate international interconnection and interoperability of information and communication services, as well as ensuring their efficiency and widespread public usefulness and availability.

World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF)

The World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF) is a high-level international forum to exchange views on the key policy issues arising from today's fast changing information and communication technology (ICT) environment.

Organized by ITU, the Forum is designed to foster debate, build multi-stakeholder consensus expressed in the form of ‘Opinions’ illustrating a shared vision to guide ongoing global ICT policies, regulatory and standardization efforts worldwide.

World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA)

The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly is held every four years and defines the next period of study for the Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T).

World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC)

World radiocommunication conferences (WRC) are held every three to four years. It is the job of WRC to review, and, if necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits. Revisions are made on the basis of an agenda determined by the ITU Council, which takes into account recommendations made by previous world radiocommunication conferences.

World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC)

The International Telecommunication Union, through its Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), organizes a World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in the period between two Plenipotentiary Conferences to consider topics, projects and programmes relevant to telecommunication development.

WTDCs set the strategies and objectives for the development of telecommunication/ICT, providing future direction and guidance to the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D).

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is a global United Nations (UN) multistakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)

The Day marks the founding of ITU on 17 May 1865 when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris.

The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.