Bridging the digital divide, connecting the unconnected


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ICT, Information technology

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