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World Telecommunication Development Conferences

​​​T​he International Telecommunication Union, through its Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), organizes a World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in the period between two Plenipotentiary Conferences to consider topics, projects and programmes relevant to telecommunication development. ​

WTDCs set the strategies and objectives for the development of telecommunication/ICT, providing future direction and guidance to the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D).

WTDC21 LogoThe ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference WTDC-21 ​will be hosted by the Government of Ethiopia. 

The conference will take place in Addis Ababa from 8-19 November 2021.

​​Telecommunication Development Conferences - ITU History Portal



WTDC 2017

WTDC 2014

​In 2017 the World Telecomm​unication Development Conference (WTDC-17) took ​place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 9 to 20 October
 
 

 
Final Report : PDF​
​In 2014 the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14) took place in Dubai, United ​Arab Emirates, from 30 March to 10 April. 
 
 

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WTDC 2010

WTDC 2006

In 2010 the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10) took place in Hyderabad, India, from 24 May to 4 June.

Final Report: PDF / Order a Hardcopy

wtdc06.jpgIn 2006 the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-06), took place in Doha, Qatar, from 7 to 15 March. 

 

Final Report: PDF / Order a Hardcopy

WTDC 2002

WTDC 1998

wtdc-02.jpgIn 2002 the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-02) was in Istanbul, Turkey, from 18 to 27 March.​

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wtdc-98.gifIn 1998 the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-98) took place in Valletta, Malta, from 23 March to 1 April.
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Final Report : PDF

WTDC 1994

In 1994 the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-94) took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 21 to 29 March.

  
Final Report: PDF