ITU awards President of Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer, Volkmar Denner of Bosch and Jean Todt, President of F.I.A.
World Telecommunication and Information Society Award 2013 focuses on catalytic role of ICTs in improving road safety
Geneva, 3 May 2013 – ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré announced the winners of the 2013 World Telecommunication and Information Society Award. President of the Swiss Confederation Mr Ueli Maurer; Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH Mr Volkmar Denner; and President of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Mr Jean Todt have been honoured in recognition of their leadership and dedication towards promoting ICTs as a means of improving road safety.
The World Telecommunication and Information Society Award 2013 will be presented at a ceremony in Geneva on 17 May to mark the 148th anniversary of the establishment of ITU in 1865.
The theme, “ICTs and Improving Road Safety” for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2013 is in line with the United Nations “Decade of Action for Road Safety” which dedicates the period 2011-2020 towards improving global road safety.
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