The World Telecommunications and Information Community Day celebrates four elderly people

Many believe that the relationship between the elderly and technology is almost non-existent, as adults have always been accustomed to old aids in learning and knowledge, or even in different work contexts, but recent studies predict that the elderly compete with young people. in internet skills, and internet users older than sixty years old, more involved in many technological activities, interactions and interactions.

• An aging world population is the defining demographic trend of the twenty-first century

Naxis and Gabriel left Venezuela in their 70s to start a new life in Chile. The digital literacy course helped them set up a food company – Photo from the official UN website -un-org

With the world population of older adults increasing, the aging of the world population will be the defining demographic trend of the twenty-first century, and societies struggling to see the opportunities that this trend may unfold, the United Nations has the theme “Digital” endorsed. Technologies for older people and healthy aging ”as the title For the international celebration of the World Telecommunications and Information Community Day 2022, which the world celebrates every year on 17 May.

• Healthier aging

The role of information and communication technology in achieving healthier aging

According to the official website of the United Nations, un-org, the world is moving faster than ever before from analogue to digital, exposing us to more of the great promises and risks of new technologies, especially for the elderly.
While the digital age has brought many wonderful benefits to society, we also face many challenges such as growing digital divide, cyber threats and human rights violations over the internet. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an important role in achieving this of healthier aging and helping people build smarter cities, fight age discrimination in the workplace, ensure financial inclusion for older people, and support millions of caregivers around the world. Lead to a safer and more equitable digital world, a world that will lead to a brighter and more prosperous future.

Supporting a healthy aging life is critical

This year’s theme aims to raise awareness of the important role of telecommunications / ICT in supporting people to stay healthy, connected and independent – physically, emotionally and financially, as supporting healthy aging lives is also critical for the sustainability of economic and health systems. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) hopes to promote initiatives to accelerate the use of digital technologies for older adults and healthy aging that will contribute to the United Nations Decade on Healthy Aging. A high-level session of the celebration will take place today, 17 May, from 13:00 to 14:30 (CET).
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• Combine the celebration of World Telecommunications Day and the Information Community

World Telecommunications and Information Community Day – Photo by nab.org.za

According to the itu-int website. To help raise awareness of the potential that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) can bring to societies and economies, the World Telecommunications and Information Community Day (WTISD) was brought together in one celebration.

– World Telecommunications Day

World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated annually since 1969 on May 17, celebrating the founding of the International Telecommunication Union and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. It was launched in 1973 by the Plenipotentiary Conference in Malaga-Torremolinos.

World Information Society Day

In November 2005, the World Information Society Summit invited the United Nations General Assembly to declare May 17 as World Information Community Day to focus on the importance of ICTs and the wide range of issues related to the Information Society addressed by the World Information Society Summit. , and the General Assembly adopted a resolution providing for the observance of the World Day of Information Society on May 17 of each year.

World Telecommunications and Information Community Day

According to the official UN website un-org, the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union in Antalya, Turkey, has decided to celebrate both events on May 17 annually as the World Telecommunications and Information Community Day by organizing appropriate national programs with the purpose of:
Stimulating thinking and exchanging ideas on the topic adopted by the Council
Discuss the different aspects of the topic with all partners in the community
Drafting a report reflecting the national discussions on the issues behind the topic, to be submitted to the ITU and the rest of its members.
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