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国际电联祕书长世界电信和信息社会日致辞 ITU Secretary-Ge eral Zhao Houli ’ Me age o the World Telemu icatio a d I format
商会会长致辞 国际电联祕书长世界电信和信息社会日致辞


ITU Secretary-General Zhao Houlin’s Message on the World Telemunication and Information Society Day
17 May 2016
Last year
in 2015
we celebrated ITU’s 150th anniversary
reaffirming its reputation worldwide as one of the most resilient and relevant anizations devoted to connecting the world with the most innovative means of munication.
As we celebrate World Telemunication and Information Society Day 2016
marking the establishment of ITU on 17 May 1865
we continue to look to future advances in munications. We focus our attention this year on “ICT entrepreneurship for social impact”.
The ICT sector is amongst the most profitable and successful and has revolutionized the way the world municates. Through a bination of forward-looking government policies and regulatory reforms
international standards
industry innovation and investment in infrastructure
and new services
billions of people have been brought into the information society in a remarkably short period of time. This is a shared achievement for which we can all be proud.
Building on this foundation
we are now in an increasingly smart
neorked environment enpassing cloud puting
big data
and new applications in diverse areas from health to finance
while moving towards a future of smart transport systems and cities. As we advance the roll-out of infrastructure and connectivity
the role of services and applications will grow along with the potential for many innovative smaller players to enter the market with solutions to address local needs. ICT entrepreneurship is set to bring about a paradigm shift in making significant social impact. We need their expertise
innovation and investment to achieve our mon goals of sustainable economic and social development.
Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
start-ups and technology hubs are the drivers of innovative and practical solutions for catalysing progress especially in developing countries. SMEs make up more than 90 per cent of all businesses worldwide
and represent a ‘path out of poverty’ for many developing countries.
The fundamental role of ICT innovators and SMEs is also reflected in the outes of the World Summit in the Information Society (WSIS). World leaders recognized the economic potential of ICTs for SMEs as well as their specific needs
such as increasing their petitiveness by adding value to their products and services
streamlining administrative procedures
facilitating their access to capital
and enhancing their capacity to participate in ICT-related projects.
WSIS also encouraged a series of related measures
including incubator schemes
venture capital investments
government investment funds
investment promotion strategies
support for research and development neorks and sofare export activities
as well as for sofare parks.
As the specialized agency of the United Nations dealing with state-of-the-art telemunications and information and munication technologies
I call upon our partners – governments
academia and technical experts – to promote the role of small
and innovative firms in the ICT sector; encourage the spread of digital social innovation; prioritize economic policies which promote innovation; ensure the availability of necessary human capacity; support the establishment of prehensive entrepreneurial ecosystems as well as assist entrepreneurs in moving from idea and innovation to sales and revenue.
Let us put our resources together to harness the catalytic role of ICTs in achieving sustainable development and delivering on economic growth
social inclusion and environmental balance.