Statement by President Joe Biden on the ITU Secretary General Candidacy of Doreen Bogdan-Martin
September 20, 2022
I strongly support Doreen Bogdan-Martin for the next Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union. Ms. Bogdan-Martin possesses the integrity, experience, and vision necessary to transform the digital landscape.
She understands the importance of connecting every school to the Internet and making sure every student can access virtual learning, providing women and girls the digital tools they need to succeed, and extending the benefits of online health and educational resources. It is hard to believe that in today’s digital world, 2.9 billion people globally have no access to the Internet and its many benefits. That’s a challenge that holds all of us back.
The next Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union will play an important role in making our digital future inclusive and accessible for everyone, especially in the developing world. I ask all UN Member States to join the United States in voting for Doreen Bogdan-Martin at the upcoming International Telecommunication Union elections in Bucharest, Romania.