ITU celebrates Girls in ICT day

Organisation has launched different events to promote girls' interest in ICT
Haoulin Zhao, secretary general at the ITU.
Haoulin Zhao, secretary general at the ITU.

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Today the International Telecommunications Union is celebration ‘Girls in ICT’ day and it is developing different events worldwide to encourage woman to embrace the ICT sector.

“With the number of school girls opting to study technology-related disciplines on the decline in most countries worldwide, ITU is committed to championing the catalytic role a tech career can play in creating exciting, far-reaching opportunities for women and girls,” said the organisation.

To help inspire girls to consider a future in technology, ITU established ‘Girls in ICT Day’ back in 2010 and supports the global organization of activities every year on the fourth Thursday in April. In only its third year, global momentum around Girls in ICT Day continues to grow with over 100 countries expected to hold events hosted by governments, private sector and NGOs in 2013.

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