The Indian will stand for re-election to the Council of the ITU, the governing body of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for many issues related to information and communication technologies. communication (ICT).
India was elected as a member of the ITU Council in 2018 for the term (2019-2022). India has been a regular member of the 48-member ITU Council since 1952.
With 165 votes in 2018, India ranked third out of 13 countries elected to the Council from the Asia-Australasian region and eighth out of 48 countries elected to the Council globally.
India is now seeking re-election to the Council for the 2023-2026 term.
Speaking at the presentation reception of India’s candidate for the Radio Regulatory Board (RRB) and India’s candidacy for the ITU Council for re-election at the World Information Society Summit (WSIS) 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland, Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan said that India shares ITU’s dream and vision of realizing the world as a connected society and enabling ICT to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
WSIS is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line co-/facilitators and other UN organizations.
Nominating Mr Revathi as India’s nominee for RRB Membership, the Minister said Revathi has a proven track record of professional expertise, leadership abilities, commitment to performing time-bound tasks, systematic problem-solving and policy-making capacity for inclusive ICT development. .
It should be noted that the ITU is governed by the Plenipotentiary Conference and the Administrative Council. The Plenipotentiary Conference is the supreme organ of the Union. It is the decision-making body that determines the orientation of the Union and its activities, according to the ministry.
The ITU Council, on the other hand, acts as the governing body of the Union between Plenipotentiary Conferences. Its role is to review major telecommunications policy issues to ensure that the activities, policies and strategies of the Union respond fully to the dynamic and rapidly changing telecommunications environment.