To enable persons with disabilities to fully participate at the PP-22 Conference, ITU and the Host Country are committed to providing reasonable accommodation.
The Conference venue is generally accessible to persons with disabilities. Accessibility features and services available at the Conference will include captioning of the main meetings, signage, and dedicated lanes for persons with disabilities, among others.
Any additional requests for the provision of accessibility services can be made during the registration process or by directly contacting firstname.lastname@example.org; additional requests will be subject to the availability of resources.
ITU, as the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), is committed to connecting all the world’s people – wherever they live and whatever their means. In this context, including a gender perspective in ITU’s work is essential to ensure that the benefits of ICTs are made available to all women and men on a fair and equitable basis.
Following the PP-18 recommendation to foster the participation of women in all ITU decision-making processes, together with the Host Country, ITU works to ensure that the PP-22 Conference become s a gender-responsive event.
A gender-responsive event is one that aims to advance gender equality by upholding actions on agenda-setting, participation, governance, working environment, and decision-making which, when used collectively, can work as a system to accelerate, achieve, and sustain gender equality, as well as to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 (SDG 5), and contribute to a gender equal and inclusive society.
To do so, a presentation containing a checklist has been developed that covers all aspects to be considered by the ITU secretariat, the Host Country, and the Member States, before, during and after a Plenipotentiary Conference takes place. You can access the presentation here.
Some key steps have been taken: