USCIB Applauds Historic Election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin to ITU Secretary Basic

USCIB Applauds Historic Election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin to ITU Secretary Basic

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Council for Worldwide Enterprise (USCIB) applauds the resounding victory at present of Doreen Bogdan-Martin to function new Secretary Basic of the Worldwide Telecommunication Union (ITU). ITU member states made historical past by elevating Bogdan-Martin to steer the group – the first-ever feminine to function ITU Secretary Basic. Bogdan-Martin garnered 139 votes; Rashid Ismailov, a former Russian telecom official, secured 25. The vote was taken by secret poll on the twenty first assembly of the ITU Plenipotentiary (PP-22), September 26-October 14, in Bucharest, Romania.

“After 150 years, we shattered the glass ceiling,” Secretary Basic Bogdan-Martin mentioned after the outcomes have been introduced. The total textual content of her acceptance speech is offered at this hyperlink.

USCIB Vice President of ICT Coverage Barbara Wanner, who participated within the PP-22 as a member of the U.S. Authorities delegation, concurred that the election represented a very historic improvement. “The sheer breadth of assist for Bogdan-Martin mirrored a recognition throughout the Union that she is the proper particular person for the job as the data and communication know-how (ICT) panorama continues to evolve,” Wanner mentioned.

USCIB was one the earliest organizational supporters of Bogdan-Martin’s candidacy.

“It was readily obvious to our members that she possesses each the substantive data and management expertise to position the ITU on the forefront of world efforts to drive significant connectivity for the unconnected, broaden and deepen partnerships to speed up digital transformation, and assist higher organizational accountability,” Wanner famous.

Due to members’ beneficiant assist, USCIB boosted Bogdan-Martin’s candidacy by internet hosting a reception on July 13 in New York to allow her to interact informally with many UN delegates and share her management imaginative and prescient for the ITU.

Along with electing the Secretary Basic and different key management positions, the ITU Plenipotentiary, which is held each 4 years, permits the ITU’s 193 Member States to conclude key agreements on the ITU’s strategic and monetary plans and decide the path for ICT points beneath its remit for the subsequent 4 years.

Different highlights of the primary week of the PP-22 included:

  • An announcement by the united statesGovernment that it plans to extend its assessed contribution charge to the ITU from 30 contributory models to 35 contributory models, which might signify a further 1.59 million Swiss francs per 12 months to assist the work of the ITU; and
  • Institution of quite a few advert hoc committees and casual consultations to construct consensus on proposed resolutions on cybersecurity, Web-related points, Synthetic Intelligence (AI), and house coverage problems with precedence curiosity to USCIB members.

About USCIB: USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable improvement, and company accountability, supported by worldwide engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members embody U.S.-based world corporations {and professional} companies corporations from each sector of our financial system, with operations in each area of the world. USCIB is the U.S. affiliate of the Worldwide Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Worldwide Group of Employers (IOE) and Enterprise at OECD. Extra at

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USCIB Applauds Historic Election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin to ITU Secretary Basic