Jordan joins the world in celebrating World Telecommunications Day, which falls on May 17 each year. economies can offer, and the ways that lead to bridging the digital divide.
According to the United Nations website, May 17 is the anniversary of the signing of the First International Telegraph Convention and the founding of the International Telecommunication Union. Since 1969, World Telecommunications Day has been celebrated annually on May 17, commemorating the founding day of the International Telecommunication Union and the signing of the First International Telegraph Convention in 1865. Compliance with this day was established in 1973 by the Plenipotentiary Conference in Malaga, Torremolinos.
In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Community called on the United Nations General Assembly to declare May 17 as World Intelligence Community Day in order to highlight the importance of ICT and the multiple issues raised by the World Summit on the Information Community. is, to highlight. . Consequently, the General Assembly adopted a resolution (A / RES / 60/252) in March 2006 deciding to celebrate the World Information Community Day on 17 May each year.
In November 2006, the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antakya, Turkey, decided to celebrate the two events together on one day, the World Telecommunications and Information Community Day on 17 May each year. In its updated Resolution 68, the conference calls on member states and sector members to celebrate this day annually by organizing national programs.
Bassam Al-Sarhan, CEO of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, said in a press release reached by the Kingdom on this occasion that the International Telecommunication Union on this occasion used the slogan “Digital technologies for the elderly and enjoy good health in old age” adopted. for this year in line with global trends to provide innovative digital services. , improve operational efficiency and increase productivity, contribute to sustainable development and play a vital role in achieving healthier aging, combating age discrimination in the workplace, ensuring financial inclusion for older people, and supporting millions of carers around the world.
Al-Sarhan added: “The introduction of this slogan is in line with the great progress in digital services, which has an impact on the services provided to this segment of society and is an important source of development in the field. of care, protection, and sustainable development so that everyone, including the elderly, can enjoy healthy lifestyles, and from here it was necessary to understand the future of digital transformation, automation of services, opportunities for upgrading, achieving a qualitative leap in various areas of care and protection for the elderly. ”
He continued: “Today, the Union continues its march according to clear scientific and methodological foundations, the basis of which is creativity and innovation in the world of communication and information technology and connects the world; It affects human life and improves its quality and quality. , on an equal footing all over the world. ”
He added: “Age-related changes often require changes in people’s daily lives, and there are many effective ways to address the challenges associated with aging, including digital transformation, provided they make the best use of the opportunities offered by the fifth. generation of technology for cellular communications networks, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and healthcare. Remote and other technologies have dramatically improved our accessibility and inclusion for all. “
He pointed out that interest in this important segment of society comes at the top of the pyramid of priorities of the Jordanian state under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, embodied in the national plan for respecting human rights, which is a real methodology to activate the human rights system in Jordan and contribute to the augmented reality of the elderly in all areas Economic, scientific, health, social, developmental, environmental and spiritual, and its development based on “demographic” developments within the framework of our value and civilization system, and to benefit from international standards.
And he indicated that the government believes that the strengthening of the pillars of integrated community development must result from meeting the requirements of all individuals who contribute to it, wherever they are and whatever their social or health conditions.It is essential to to influence and change societies and raise awareness among all groups and strive for a better future at all levels. The Jordanian state, led by His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, supports this trend, including the rate of internet penetration, which is a remarkable percentage in the Kingdom.