ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference set to open in Dubai, 30 March 2014

March 20, 2014 1:38 pm

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will host the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference, 30 March – 10 April 2014.

The Conference will focus on development priorities and strategies for growth in telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT), while highlighting the theme: Broadband for Sustainable Development. This is of vital interest to the future growth of ICTs, especially in emerging and developing economies, and wherever new business opportunities open up to the rapidly growing ICT industry.

The outcome of the Conference – the Dubai Action Plan –will set the agenda for telecommunication and ICT development over the next four years.

A strategic dialogueon 29 March at 14:00 with a focus on Broadband for Sustainable Development will be moderated by BBC Business anchor Karen Bowerman.

ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014
30 March – 10 April 2014
(Opening ceremony: 30 March at 11:00 am.
Press conference: 30 March at 12:30)
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates
The ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference is held every four years to take stock of achievements in the ICT sector.WTDC-14 will adopt an agenda for ICT Developmentover the next four years.
Information: Media accreditation for WTDC-14 is compulsory. Deadline for accreditation is 24 March 2014. UN Press accreditation is valid. Pre-registration is highly recommended. For accreditation procedures please see:

WTDC-14 TV Studio ITU will conduct TV interviews with key personalities at WTDC-14 and will also produce TV News Reports. Broadcast quality videos will be available to networks for transmission free of charge. Videos on ICT development worldwide can be viewed on ITU’s YouTube channel:

For more information contact:
Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations & Public Information
Tel.: +41 22 730 5046
Mobile +41 79 249 4861

Monica Albertini
Communications Officer
Telecommunication Development Bureau
Tel: +41 22 730 5317