About World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.
World Telecommunication Day marks the founding of ITU when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris on May 17, 1865. This special day is also known as World Telecommunication and International Society Day. Since 1969, it has been celebrated annually.