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Strategy for Information Society Development in Russia
We congratulate our colleagues and partners with the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day!

Since 1969, on 17th May, the World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated in honor of the founding of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and signing the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.

In recognition of the efforts for the development of telecommunications within the framework of the World Summit on the Information Society, which took place in two phases (Geneva, 2003 and Tunis, 2005), the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society and the Appeal to the UN General Assembly to declare the 17th May as World Information Society day were adopted.

On 27th May, 2006 the UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution, which proclaimed the 17th of May as a World Information Society Day.

In November 2006, the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya (Turkey) made a decision that two events (World telecommunication Day and World Information Society Day) would be celebrated on 17th May as a World Telecommunication and Information Society day.

The updated Resolution invited ITU Member States and Sectors’ Members to celebrate this day annually by organizing appropriate national programs with the view to:

  • stimulate the submission and the exchange of ideas on the theme adopted by the Council;
  • discuss various aspects of the theme with all partners in society;
  • formulate the report reflecting national discussions on the issues underlying the theme, to be fed back to ITU and the rest of the Union.

The Institute of the Information Society congratulates its colleagues, partners and friends upon the World Day of Telecommunication and Information Society and wishes success at our common stage!

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