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  • 24 March, 2021

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World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2021

Union Minister of Telecom has represented India at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2021.

About World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2021:

  • It is one of the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community.
  • WSIS’s chief aim is to bridge the global digital divide separating rich countries from poor countries.
  • The WSIS aims to achieve this by increasing internet accessibility in the developing world.
  • The summit is co-organized by International Telecommunication Union(ITU), UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD.

About International Telecommunication Union:

  • ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
  • It was originally established in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union.
  • It is one of the oldest international organizations in operations.
  • It is open to all Member States of the United Nations. There are currently 193 Member States of the ITU. This includes all the UN member states except the Republic of Palau.
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

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