Bureau de développement des télécommunications (BDT)

Telecommunication Development Bureau
Oficina de Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones

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History

1989, Nice (France), by the Plenipotentiary Conference of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), having from 1959 been the department of ITU General Secretariat responsible for technical cooperation. Became operational 1 Jan 1990. Legal status: Article 21 of the Geneva Convention. Functions of Centre for Telecommunications Development (CTD), set up July 1985, Geneva, by Resolution No 929 of ITU Administrative Council, and which ceased to exist 31 Dec 1991, have been integrated into the structure of the Bureau.

Aims

Foster international cooperation and solidarity in delivery of technical assistance and in creation, development and improvement of telecommunication and ICT equipment and networks in developing countries.

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Activities

The Bureau's duties, as listed in Article 14 of the Nice Constitution, consist in principle of discharging, in the field of assistance to developing countries, the ITU's dual responsibility as a United Nations agency specialized in telecommunications and as an executing agency for implementing projects financed by UNDP and other sources. It offers, organizes and coordinates technical cooperation and assistance activities to facilitate and enhance telecommunications development and organizes regional and global development conferences plus numerous seminars/workshops/meetings in all areas of telecommunications. Functions include programme supervision and technical advice. Expert service recruits specialists from public and private sectors to provide missions with high-level expertise in a variety of telecommunication specialties.

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Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 188 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Telecommunications
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

E3058

Last News Received

1. Jun 2018
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