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ITU disaster response
Gisa Fuatai Purcell, heading ITU's work for Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States, and Emergency Telecommunications, takes you behind the scenes of deploying emergency telecom equipment when a natural disaster strikes.
Since the first deployment of emergency telecommunications equipment following the South-East Asia earthquake and tsunami on Sunday, 26 December 2004, ITU has responded to numerous countries affect...
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Discover the possibilities created by single board devices with #ITUWORLD  Young Innovators and Intel who will be sharing expertise on the processes of prototyping and design enabled by these devices. Participants:
Brian Quinn, Director of Intel Labs European Network and Ecosystem
Ines Knaepper, Project Manager, THE Port at CERN
Michael Niyitegeka, Young Innovators Competition Mentor
Fatoumata Kebe, Young Innovators Competition 2014 Winner
Adam Filipionek, creator of IceBridge: https://ideas.itu.int/post/154810
Malala Khan, creator of GirlTech: https://ideas.itu.int/post/154920
This Hangout On Air is hosted by ITU. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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You can also watch the Hangout live (and archived) from YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4ls1qdw-YQ

Ask your questions either through the Hangout Q&A, or Twitter #ITUWORLD , or even on the Young Innovators Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1481551195499606/
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12 August: International  #YouthDay!
Students from the +ITU Working Group on the +United Nations Geneva Graduate Study Programme explore net neutrality and put together a short video to help deconstruct the very complex debate around the topic.
From 6 – 17 July 2015, more than 100 graduate students convened at the Palais des Nations in Geneva for the 53rd annual Graduate Study Programme. The programme, hosted by the UNOG Information Servi...
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How do we close the digital divide?
Mirian Teresita Palacios Ferreira, Chairperson of CONATEL, shares her #ITU150  innovation story on working to address the digital divide in Paraguay and turn the country into a thriving digital economy.
http://itu150.org/story/august
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Captioning equals the conference playing field 
While captioning has been in use for some time now, there has been a heightened awareness + focus on inclusivity of persons with disabilities since the adoption/ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  Patricia Graves, founder of Caption First, blogs on the progress + challenges of real-time captioning. 
Around the world, 360 million people have disabling hearing loss. Deafness can be an isolating condition, with those affected unable to hear a knock at the door, a dog barking or an announcement at...
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Improving traffic management + efficiency through standards
+ITU standards offer blueprints for highly configurable smart networks with the flexibility necessary to account for large and unpredictable changes in bandwidth use. Discover the series of Recommendations for traffic management, future and smart ubiquitous networks with Chaesub Lee, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.
Enabling free and open exchange of information was one of the founding principles of the Internet. Upholding this principle calls for constant innovation, with the ICT community always in search of...
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Committed to closing the digital divide 
The ICT industry has experienced incredible growth over the past 15 years but a high level of inequality persists in access to ICTs. Houlin Zhao, +ITU Secretary-General, blogs on the ITU commitment to closing the digital divide and ensuring ICTs continue to be a dynamic driver for sustainable growth and development.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have driven global development in an unprecedented way, providing huge opportunities for social and economic development. Billions of people enjoy a...
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150 Young Innovators
Top 150 young innovators and their ICT for social good ideas to keep your eye on http://telecomworld.itu.int/2015-event/young-innovators/map

The latest #ITUWORLD  Challenge (in partnership with +Intel) for Young Innovators runs until 8 September http://telecomworld.itu.int/2015-event/young-innovators 
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Handbook on Computer-Aided Techniques for Spectrum Management
The topic of national spectrum management has evolved and become the central hot spot in the activities of all telecommunication administrations. This is particularly true for developing countries, where the dramatic development of ICT technologies and their wide application have led to a heavy increase in related spectrum usage.
Download the Handbook on Computer-Aided Techniques for Spectrum Management free-of-charge or purchase a printed copy (available in 6 languages) from http://www.itu.int/pub/R-HDB-01-2015
This Handbook is complementary to the National Spectrum Management (2015) and Spectrum Monitoring (2011) Handbooks.
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Making ICT accessibility a reality through national policy + frameworks 
Despite unprecedented growth in ICT, very few nations today have policies or frameworks in place to ensure that persons with disabilities are part of this technology revolution. Brahima Sanou, +ITU Director for the Telecommunication Development Bureau, blogs on ICT accessibility and ITU's work in assisting governments with formulating the necessary national + regional policy + regulatory frameworks. 
Information and communication technology (ICT) accessibility for persons with disabilities is a priority for ITU members. At the 2014 World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14), ITU m...
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Internet Security Threat report 2015
Cyber incidents are becoming more sophisticated by the day which makes detection much more difficult. The rise of the Internet of Things has also brought about many new potential targets. With a foreword from the +ITU Secretary-General, the +Symantec  Internet Security Threat report 2015  provides an appreciation of incidents that have taken place in cyberspace during 2014, along with expert analysis on relevant emerging trends.
Available for download from www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Cybersecurity/Documents/Symantec_annual_internet_threat_report_ITU2015.pdf
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Let´s work together to make every ICT device + service fully accessible
From standardizing the tactile identifier on phones to setting targets for accessible ICT by 2020, Houlin Zhao, +ITU Secretary-General, blogs on ITU´s longstanding role in promoting an accessible society through ICTs.
For persons with disabilities (PwD), access to information and communication technology (ICT) is vital for their inclusion in modern society, enabling access to key public services such as healthca...
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This is the official Google+ page of International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The United Nations specialized agency for information & communication technologies (ICTs).

Our mission is to enable the growth and sustained development of telecommunications and information networks, and to facilitate universal access so that people everywhere can participate in, and benefit from, the emerging information society and global economy. The ability to communicate freely is a pre-requisite for a more equitable, prosperous and peaceful world, ITU assists in mobilizing the technical, financial and human resources needed to make this vision a reality.
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