International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signs Crisis Connectivity Charter

"ITU is very proud to be a part of this significant new milestone in bringing ICTs to the aid of people in need,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao, who today signs the Charter during the ITU Telecom World 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. “This Crisis Connectivity Charter is an example of what the UN family, the industry and other stakeholders can do when they come together to tackle one of today’s most pressing issues,” he added. 

The Crisis Connectivity Charter sets out a process to accelerate access to satellite-based communications when local networks are affected after a disaster. Read the full press release here