World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2012
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is intended to raise awareness of the potential for the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. The 17th of May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. The theme of this year's WTISD is "Women and Girls in ICT".
date: 17 May 2012 location: worldwide contact: ITU Secretariat www: http://www.itu.int/wtisd/index.html