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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2023: Celebrating Connectivity and Digital Inclusion

Designated as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) every year on May 17, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed.

Shivangi Rai
World Telecommunication Day 2023 (Photo Courtesy- Unsplash)
World Telecommunication Day 2023 (Photo Courtesy- Unsplash)

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed on May 17, 2023, and has been designated as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

To recognize the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) emergence, ‘May 17’ has been designated as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day since 1969.

History of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2023

The first International Telegraph Convention was officially approved on this date in Paris, France. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which takes place in 2023, brings people from across the globe together to recognize the value of communication. The history, ideas, and importance associated with World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2023 have all been addressed in this article. Here, we’ve listed them one by one.

  • The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was established in Malaga-Torremolinos by the Plenipotentiary Conference in 1973.

  • In November 2005, the World Summit on World Telecommunication and Information Day called the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to proclaim May 17 as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

  • It was initially observed in 1969 under the name International Telecommunication Union Day to honour the day's founding on May 17, 1865.

  • The first technological research institution in the US, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1824.

Theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2023

Every year the theme is assigned to emphasize the significance of telecommunication and information and connect people socially.

The theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2023 is " Digital Technologies for Older Persons and Healthy Ageing".

Significance of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2023

Telecommunication was the only way to connect people with friends and families because of lockdown as people were not connected properly.

The major focus of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2023 is to display the significance of the connection of people securely.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2023 is observed as the promotion of the development of technologies day by day.

Communication is one of the significant factors in this busy world. Nowadays, people get easily connected by telecommunication.

One of the examples of woman who recognizes telecommunication day is Shirley Ann Jackson.

These days telecommunication is playing a significant role in economic, social, and political welfare. Also, telecommunication is extensively used and easily recognized by many people.

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