Communications and Digital Technologies, Minister Mondli Gungubele is leading an Information and Communication Technologies industry delegation to the 2023 session of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council High-Level Segment.
The session will be held in Geneva, Switzerland.South Africa is a member state of the ITU Council.
The council meets on an annual basis in between plenipotentiary conferences to ensure that the union’s activities, policies, and strategies fully respond to the rapidly evolving telecommunications environment.
This year’s council meeting is held under the theme: “Creating a fit for the future ITU.”
“We are in a quest to ensure that no one is left behind when we transform our society and fight the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment,” Minister Gungubele said.
The development of a dynamic and connected information society is key in building a vibrant knowledge economy that is inclusive and prosperous,” the Minister said.
Gungubele will participate in various activities and hold several bilateral meetings with representatives of various states as a way of strengthening relations and sharing objectives.
The International Telecommunications Union is an international organisation headquartered in Geneva that coordinates global telecommunications networks and services with governments and the private sector.
The ITU also hosts important study groups, meetings and conferences and is a leading publisher of information on telecommunications technology and standards.The meeting will conclude on Wednesday.