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5 June 2015

The Ukrainian ICT Sector celebrated the World Information Society Day under the auspices of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine by cancellation of the stamp

“150th ITU Anniversary”



On 15 May, 2015 the Ukrainian ICT sector celebrated the 150th ITU anniversary under auspices of the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine. Heads of all the Government authorities working in the information and communication area, the representatives of Ukraine in the ITU, directors of the core civil society organizations and other telecommunication enterprises took part in the celebration. A ceremony of stamp cancellation dedicated to the 150th ITU anniversary took place during these celebrations; the stamp was printed in limited quantities by the State Enterprise “Ukrposhta”.

The Chairman of State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine told about the plans concerning implementation of EU legislative framework into the national legislation. In particular, Volodymyr Zvieriev addressed the requirements that should be met by the modern Law “On Electronic Communications”, and informed about the plans of presenting the draft law to the public.

“We hope that with common efforts telecommunication community of Ukraine will demonstrate to ITU and EU capability of effective common cooperation, aimed at progress and result for the common good of the whole country” he emphasized.

In their speeches the Head of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Informatization and Communications Mr. Oleksandr Danchenko, the Head of the National Commission for the Regulation of Communications and Informatization   Mr. Oleksandr Zhyvotovsky and the Head of State Agency for eGovernment Electronic Management Mr. Oleksandr Ryzhenko also congratulated the audience with the 150th ITU anniversary and highlighted that today’s meeting brought together the representatives of the specialized organizations, institutions and Government authorities in front of the challenges in the development process of electronic management and communications sector, and also expressed a hope that with common efforts it will be possible to find the solutions and the ways of overcoming challenges which impede development of information society in Ukraine.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the enterprises and organizations participating in activities of the committees and other ITU bodies on behalf of Ukraine: the Chief Adviser on Scientific and Technical Policy at “Ukrtelecom” JSC, – Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 15 Mr. Viktor Katok, Research Associate of the Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Radio and Television, Vice-Chairman of ITU-R Study Group 6 Mr. Oleg Gofayzen, Rector of the Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications – Member of the ITU-D Mr. Petro Vorobiyenko, Director General of the State Enterprise “Ukrainian State Centre of Radiofrequencies” – Member of the ITU-R Mr. Volodymyr Korsun, and Mr. Viktor Burmistenko who has been working as Ukraine’s representative to the ITU for many years.

The guests also took part in the ceremony of the stamp cancellation dedicated to the 150th ITU anniversary, they were invited to participate in this event by Mr. Ihor Tkachuk, Director General of the State Enterprise “Ukrposhta”. During the ceremony of stamp cancellation representatives of the ICT Government authorities and the state telecommunication enterprises stamped and signed the new envelopes with the stamp.

It should be noted that the 17th May marks the anniversary of the first International Telegraph Convention signed in 1865 by 20 countries, and establishment of the International Telegraph Union. Since 1934, after signing the International Telecommunication Convention, this organization changed its name to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).



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