Every year on 17 May, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTIIS).
This annual celebration of information and communication technology (ICT) commemorates the anniversary of the founding and signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.
WTIIS 22 focuses on “Digital Technologies for Older Persons and Healthy Aging”, reflecting the defining demographic trend of the 21st century. There are currently over a billion people aged 60 and over in the world. In view of the general aging of the world’s population, ITU is promoting the dissemination of digital solutions as a key element of the UN Decade of Healthy Aging.
At the same time, societies are making great efforts to understand the prospects that this trend can open up. Telecommunications combined with information and communication technologies (ICTs) can support healthier aging as well as help build smart cities, fight age discrimination in the workplace, ensure financial inclusion of the elderly and support millions of caregivers around the world.
The Institute of the Information Society congratulates all its partners, regardless of their age, on this international holiday and wishes everyone good health and successful mastering of technologies!