Sayan, the President of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, attended the ITU Council Meeting



The President of Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA), Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan, attended the meeting of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council on May 15, 2017 in Geneva.


At the meeting; trend topics in the field of information and communication technologies were discussed. Reports of Council Study Groups were evaluated; related Council Solution Decisions were reviewed; meetings were made on related to the implementation of decisions taken at the ITU conferences; a two-year budget was created by dealing with the Union's 2018-2021 business plan.


At the 2017 Council meeting, ICTA was also represented by a delegation headed by Chairman Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan. Chairman Dr. Sayan also attended the dinner given by Secretary General of ITU, Houlin Zhao, on May 22, 2017.


In the 48-member Council, which accounts for 25% of the ITU member countries, our country is among the 8 members representing the Western Europe Region. Our country, which is a member of the ITU since its foundation, was first elected as a member to the ITU Council in the European Region (Region B) at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Marrakesh in 2002. Our country, which has been elected as a council member at the Plenipotentiary Conferences held in 2006, 2010 and 2014, continues to have a say in the management of ITU for 4 terms.




May 17th, which is the foundation anniversary of ITU founded in 1865, is celebrated annually as the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. Within the scope of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day events, which were celebrated with the theme of "Great Data for Large Impact" in this year in the framework of the decision taken at the 2016 Council, the Council organized a panel during the 2017 meeting.


On the other hand, the Council concluded that the 2017 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day should be celebrated with the theme "Enabling the Positive Use of Artificial Intelligence for All" in 2018. 

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