International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
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UPDATE Nov 1, 2018: Doreen Bogdan Martin (USA) elected!--first woman ever to hold an elective leadership position in the history of the ITU--congrats to Doreen and the ITU, as well as NTIA Administrator David Redl and staff, and Trump administration, for supporting her candidacy:
|David Redl's article above, March, 2018-- NTIA worked hard in support of the election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin|
Held every four years, the Plenipotentiary is the key event at which ITU Member States decide on the future role of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), thereby determining the organization’s ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide. The 'Plenipot' sets the ITU's general policies; adopts four-year strategic and financial plans; and elects the senior management team of the organization, the Member States of the Council, and the members of the Radio Regulations Board.#Plenipot elections - Part 2 - results for BDT (Development) Director:— Samantha Dickinson (@sgdickinson) November 1, 2018
179 votes in total
1 invalid vote
177 valid votes
Doreen Bogdan Martin (USA) is the successful candidate with 95 votes.
Huge applause in room!
ITU News Magazine (pdf) excerpt:
|Excerpt from Internet Society Background Paper on ITU Plenipotentiary 2018 (pdf)|
Date and Time in Dubai:
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Media Institute Communications Forum Luncheon | ntia.doc.gov May 17, 2018 excerpt: