Remarks by Chargé Allegra at a Reception In Honor of the 2017 ITU Council

Opening Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Theodore Allegra at a Reception In Honor of the 2017 ITU Council U.S. Mission Geneva Thursday, May 18, 2017 Secretary General Zhao, Ministers, Excellencies, distinguished delegates – -welcome to the U.S. Mission.  It is an honor to host you to celebrate the 2017 session of the International Telecommunication Union’s Governing Council. The United […]

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Ambassador Hamamoto Addresses ITU Council 2016


We need transformational tools, and Geneva Gender Champions is such a tool, uniting the leadership here in Geneva to demand and to drive real change. Some of this change is already visible – such as the increasing number of women on panels and delegations – while other times, this change is more difficult to see, but no less meaningful, such as tackling unconscious gender bias or changing workplace culture. Significant change is being driven by our Champions, who are at the forefront of this initiative.

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Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda: Opening Statement at 2016 WSIS Forum


Although there is no single SDG that specifically focuses on information and communication technologies or increasing Internet access, there is broad acknowledgement that the continued development and deployment of ICTs are critical to realizing the SDGs and also to measuring them.

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Ambassador Sepulveda Travels to Geneva to Chair the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016

Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, will serve as Chair of the WSIS Forum 2016 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, May 2-6, 2016.

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Girls in ICT Day 2016: Remarks by Ambassador Hamamoto


The world needs science and science needs women. We have to do everything possible to change the fact that women and girls are vastly under-represented in STEM education, in the ICT sector and in leadership positions generally.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: ICTs are Powerful Tools for Women’s Empowerment


Geneva is the operational hub of the UN system – so our goal is to unite the key decision-makers and experts in Geneva into a powerful force for collective action. The issues we’re prioritizing, issues of gender equality, of women and girls’ empowerment, these issues transcend disciplines and organizations and merit a comprehensive and coordinated response.

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World Radiocommunication Conference Concludes in Geneva

The 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) ended on November 27, after four weeks, concluding with agreements to identify additional spectrum bands for wireless broadband and approving the use of satellite links for Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS).

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ITU Action Enables Better Tracking and Location of Aircraft

New aeronautical spectrum allocation will allow satellite reception of airliner data transmissions over oceans and other remote areas.

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Remarks by Ambassador Hamamoto at FCC’S We Lead Event

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto

Unfortunately, study after study shows that women are vastly under-represented in ICT and STEM fields and in leadership positions.

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U.S. statement on Ebola at ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014

The United States supports these efforts and encourages all ITU members to do more to implement an effective and coordinated response to eliminate this devastating disease.

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