OFFICIAL STATEMENT 155
Spain has been re-elected as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

​Spain has been re-elected as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the 2019-2022 period in the elections held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during the 18th ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.

05/11/2018

​Spain, which has been a continuous member of the Council since the creation of the ITU in 1865, was the country that received the most votes, along with Italy, in the Western Europe region, having obtained the support of 168 countries.

As a founding member of the ITU, Spain has collaborated closely with the Union since the beginning. It was at the Madrid Conference in 1932 where the term “telecommunications” was defined for the first time.

Spain actively participates in the different Conferences, Assemblies and meetings of the organization and also occupies positions of responsibility in these, such as the Vice-Chairmanship of the Editorial Committee, Vice-Chairmanship of the Smart Sustainable Cities study group or the Vice-Chairmanship of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group.

The ITU and Spain share a common vision on the importance of connectivity and digital inclusion in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Over the next four years, Spain will maintain its constructive support of the work of the ITU, providing its expertise in the development of the information society both at the national and international level.

 

 

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