Philippines was appointed to the International Telecom Union council

Philippines was appointed to the International Telecom Union council

MANILA, Philippines- The Philippines has been elected to be part of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council, for the fourth consecutive four-year term, according to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) this Tuesday.

The DICT announced that the country is among 13 states selected from the Asia and Australia region — including Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates — in ITU Council.

The Philippines won re-election to the ITU Council at the agency’s plenipotentiary conference in Bucharest, Romania on October 3, 2022.

The DICT announced that 193 member-states of the ITU selected 48 countries to lead the country’s governing council.

The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs).

The DICT is the representative of the Philippines in the ITU.

“The DICT looks forward to working with all our stakeholders both in the public and private sectors to attain our common aspirations of a digitally empowered Philippines. As a country, we are very eager to take an active part in building a better digital future for all as our commitment under the Bucharest Declaration,” pahayag ni DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy.

“This new mandate to sit among 48 member states out of 193 in the International Telecommunications Union reinforces our commitment to fully embrace digital transformation as a major strategy for national development,” dagdag niya.

“To us in government, it may be just work, but for others it may mean their lives, their food, their education, their health. Let’s help the world in the next four years with every knowledge, every sharing we can share. The PH is blessed to stand among nations and have a voice in the next four years. Let us show the world that DICT is a government agency of global standards. Let us use this seat, this voice to help build a better digital future,” sabi naman ni ICT Undersecretary Jocelle Batapa-Sigue.

Gayundin, sinabi ni Uy na ang ITU Council “will allow the DICT to lead our country’s involvement in discussions and decisions that will significantly shape the future of the world.” RNT/SA

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