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"COVID-19 demonstrates the vital role of digital technologies. Now more than ever, ITU is committed to leveraging its diverse membership to make hum​anity safer, stronger and more connected."
ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao

The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the digitalization of many businesses and services, including teleworking and video conferencing systems in and out of the workplace, access to healthcare, education and essential goods and services. The resilience of networks and people has been extraordinary. ITU works with its membership and the broader ICT and development community to connect all.​​ ​​Core messages and overview​ of ITU initiatives and partnerships related to COVID-19.

​​​AI Webinar
WSIS Talk Webinar  
DFS webinar

ITU telecom
ITU Podcasts  


​​​Long-term highlights ​

REG Covid Platform Global Network Resiliency Platform (REG4COVID)
To address the strain experienced by telecommunication networks, vital to the health and safety of people, ITU has launched a new platform​ to ​pool experiences and innovative policy and regulatory measures.​

WSIS ICT Repository ICT Case Repository​
The ICT Case Repository​ collects innovative ​projects and activities on how ICTs are assisting stakeholders in their everyday life, work, and in ​combating challenges caused by this extraordinary situation.

Digital transformation CISCO CYB4COVID​
While always crucial, it is particularly at times like this that we need to ensure that our systems and networks ​are secure. On CYB4COVID​, ITU shares information about initiatives, actions, resources and projects on cybersecurity that are designed to help ensure communities remain connected safely and securely​ ​here.

ITU Partnerships

G20 SG meeting
Extraordinary G20 ​Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting
ITU supports the G20 Digital Economy Ministers in their commitment to sharing information in a secure manner and encouraging the research and development of digital technologies for health. G20 statementITU Secretary-General blog​.

ITU WHO statement
Reaching all, including those not connected to the Internet, with vital information
ITU and WHO, with support from UNICEF, will work with telecommunication companies to text people directly on their mobile phones with vital health messages​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

World Banck GSMA ITU
Action Plan​
The World Bank, WEF, GSMA and ITU mobilized in the fight against COVID-19 - Statement, action plan and call to action​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ITU blogs​

Retrieving Data
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Third-party telecom and COVID-19 news​

UN COVID ImageFind out how the whole of the UN system is
addr​essi​ng COVID-19
 in their spheres of expertise. ​​​