ITU to Hold High-Level Events on ICTs and Climate Change

High-Level Segment (HLS)

4 November 2008: The International Telecommunication Union's

(ITU) High-Level Segment of the Council (HLS) will take place from 12-13

November 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland, and will focus on information and

communication technologies (ICTs) and climate change.

The HLS follows the

opening of the Council and is designed to provide ministers and councilors with

an opportunity to exchange views on issues of strategic importance to the ITU

and on emerging trends in the sector. The HLS is scheduled to address the

following two themes: combating climate change through ICT; and adapting to

climate change: the role of emergency telecommunications.

In parallel to the

HLS, the ITU is organizing a press conference on 12 November at the same venue

and on the same topics. High-level participants will include: Blaise Compaoré,

President of Burkina Faso; Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; and Hamadoun

Touré, ITU Secretary-General. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver a

video message. [Programme

of the Press Conference] [HLC

Website] [ITU

Press Release]