The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated annually by the International Telecommunication Union on 17th May. Member states are usually encouraged on this event to focus on the importance of ICT and the wide range of issues related to the Information Society raised by WSIS. Every year a certain theme is chosen where participants debate the various aspects of the theme with all partners in society and a report is formulated reflecting national discussions on the issues underlying the theme, to be fed back to ITU.
This year's event will focus on Connecting Persons with Disabilities: ICT Opportunities for All. People with significant contributions in area of building and strengthening the Information Society are chosen by the ITU every year to be given the ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award each year
Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, the first Lady of Egypt was chosen this year for the ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award for her exceptional achievements in area of empowerment of women and ensuring the well being of children and youth. Her efforts in helping the children in greatest need and the disabled are remarkable on all national, regional and international levels.
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