GENEVA – World trade leaders and policymakers will meet in Geneva on the finish of February to debate technical requirements to drive sustainable improvement in fields reminiscent of 5G, the web and synthetic intelligence (AI), the Worldwide Telecommunication Union (ITU) stated Monday.
The February 28 discussions might be hosted by the ITU, a specialised company of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland that’s accountable for all issues associated to info and communication applied sciences.
It is going to provide a platform for corporations, international locations, regulators, and academia to align with UN improvement priorities for the last decade.
“The worldwide ITU membership is uniquely positioned to drive digital infrastructure improvement, join the unconnected, and construct confidence and belief in digital applied sciences,” ITU Secretary-Basic Houlin Zhao stated in an announcement.
“Worldwide requirements can deliver the advantages of digital transformation to everybody, all over the place,” Zhao stated.
The ITU World Requirements Symposium additionally highlights the rising share of ITU’s standardization work devoted to environmental sustainability, well being care, highway security, monetary inclusion, and the creation of good cities and communities.
Authorities ministers from all components of the globe and prime UN officers reminiscent of Olga Algayerová, govt secretary for the UN Financial Fee for Europe, Jean Todt, UN Particular Envoy for Highway Security, and Zhao will attend the assembly.
Technical requirements developed by way of worldwide collaboration goal to harness accelerating applied sciences’ uptake in 5G, the web, and AI to assist meet UN Sustainable Growth Objectives (SDGs).
The symposium paves the best way for the ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Meeting between March 1 and 9.
That meeting was delayed for 2 years by the coronavirus illness 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
ITU’s standardization work
The ITU stated it is able to set the course for its standardization work to satisfy rising trade and societal wants.
It comes amid mounting local weather fears, the continuing well being disaster, and rising demand for technical requirements as all sectors speed up funding in digital applied sciences to enhance effectivity and remodel a number of companies and companies.
“All voices are heard within the inclusive ITU standardization course of, the place each step ahead is decided by consensus choice,” Chaesub Lee, director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, stated.
“Working collectively on worldwide standardization, we will construct consensus on how new applied sciences ought to issue into our future,” Lee stated.
The ITU has a world membership of 193 international locations and over 900 corporations, universities and worldwide and regional organizations. (Anadolu)