Pakistan elected member of top UN body by securing 155 votes out of total 177: Report
DUBAI – Pakistan has been reelected for the Administrative Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Monday.
During the elections held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, Pakistan bagged a four-year term (2018-2022) in ITU.
Pakistan secured 155 out of a total 177 votes to become one of the 13 countries elected to this significant body from the Asia and Australasia region.
ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. The agency allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.A
As a member, Pakistan will continue to remain actively engaged with the work of the council and in collaboration with member states endeavour to make ITU stronger and more responsive to the contemporary challenges and opportunities in ICTs.