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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2022

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed every year on the 17th of May to increase awareness of the benefits and opportunities that the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) provide to nations, societies, and economies. It also hopes to raise awareness about how to close the digital divide.

Key Points:

  • The theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day this year is- Digital technologies for older persons and healthy ageing.
  • On a physical, emotional, and economic grounds, the topic emphasises the need to employ telecommunications and information communication technologies for the elderly to be healthy, connected, and independent.
  • Global population ageing will be a distinguishing demographic trend of the twenty-first century.
  • However, cultures are still unable to recognise the benefits that this trend can bring.
  • Telecommunications and information and communication technologies can assist the construction of smarter cities, eliminate age-based discrimination in the workplace, assure older people’s financial inclusion, and support carers.

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