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International Days May 17 2014 (United Nations)

The following is an overview of the days and the corresponding celebration declared by the United Nations that apply to Saturday, 2014-05-17:

  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day:

    [ITU] In 2005, driven by the initiative of the International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the purpose of a) raising awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide and b) commemorating the the founding of the International Telecommunication Union in 17 May 1865.

Notes:

[ITU] Day observed by the International Telecommunication Union.

Content last updated on 2016-08-23T15:26:00Z