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CTO Unveils Plan of Action to Promote ICTs for Dev

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Mr. Shola Taylor, has outlined how the Organisation plans to aid the development of ICTs in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Speaking at a moderated high-level panel session on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development taking place at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2016 (WSIS), Taylor outlined the CTO’s plans work to promote broadband, ICT applications and cybersecurity to deliver the benefits of ICTs to peoples around the world.

“The CTO’s new strategic plan for 2016 to 2020 seeks to contribute to the promotion of ICTs for development by prioritising its interventions in key areas,” Taylor said.

“In addition to working on broadband, applications and cybersecurity, we will also assist our members to create forward-looking regulatory environments that will encourage investment, facilitate innovation and maximise resources.”

As the Organisation mandated by ICT Ministers to coordinate Commonwealth engagement in international ICT fora, the CTO will work with international and regional stakeholders in pursuit of the common goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“We, the ICT stakeholders, need to work collectively and collaboratively to ensure that the benefits of ICTs are maximised and equitably distributed,” Taylor said.

“This is of particular importance to the Commonwealth, a unique collective of 53 countries with a combined population of 2.2 billion, whose membership includes both well-endowed and less-endowed countries, in various stages of ICT development.”

About the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is the oldest and largest Commonwealth intergovernmental organisation in the field of information and communication technologies.

Although our history can be traced back to 1901 with the establishment of the Pacific Cable Board, the organisation has only existed in its present form as an intergovernmental treaty organisation since 1967.

With a diverse membership spanning developed and least developed countries, small island developing states, and more recently also the private sector and civil society, the CTO aims to become a trusted partner for sustainable development for all through ICTs.

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