Bridging the digital divide, connecting the unconnected


The Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) fosters international cooperation and solidarity in the delivery of technical assistance and in the creation, development, and improvement of telecommunication and ICT equipment and networks in developing countries. ITU-D is required to discharge the Union’s dual responsibility as a United Nations specialized agency and executing agency for implementing projects under the United Nations development system or other funding arrangements, so as to facilitate and enhance telecommunication/ICT development by offering, organizing and coordinating technical cooperation and assistance activities.​


  • ​To foster international cooperation on telecommunication and ICT development issues
  • To foster an enabling environment for ICT development and foster the development of telecommunication and ICT networks
  • To enhance confidence and security in the use of telecommunication and ICTs
  • To build human and institutional capacity, provide data and statistics, promote digital inclusion and provide concentrated assistance to countries in special need
  • To enhance environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation and disaster-management efforts through telecommunication and ICTs


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Location Geneva, Switzerland
Africa, Antarctica Region, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Europe, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Northern America, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Sectors EdTech, HealthTech, ICT, Information technology