Global tech event for public and private sectors - connecting the international ICT community for 50 years
ITU Digital World 2021
Opening Ceremony live from Ha Noi, Viet Nam
How to take part
The ITU Digital World Awards 2021
innovative tech solutions with social impact
Mr. Joe Hironaka
Programme Specialist ICT in Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Mr. Lord Henry Ashton of Hyde
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Ms. Melissa Johns
Senior Director, Insights and Impact
Digital Impact Alliance at the UN Foundation
Mr. Dr. His Excellency Nguyen Minh Hong
Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)
Mr. Andile Ngcaba
2019 in figures
participants from 135 countries
exhibitors, sponsors and partner
ICT leaders from public & private sector
What they said
2019 partners and sponsors
Postponement of ITU Digital World 2020
As a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis, ITU Digital World 2020, originally scheduled to take place in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, from 6 to 9 September 2020, will now take place as ITU Digital World 2021 in the same venue in September 2021.
We’ve taken the difficult decision to postpone together with the government of Viet Nam, our host country for ITU Digital World, in view of the current multiple restrictions on travel, large-scale gatherings and social contact. We believe this is the best course of action to guarantee the wellbeing and safety of all event participants and ensure a successful event at a more certain time.
ITU Digital World 2021 will allow us to come together as the global ICT community to explore the fundamental importance of ICT in economies, societies and individual lives everywhere, share experiences and lessons learnt from responses to the COVID-19 crisis, and work towards closing the digital divide. And as our 50th anniversary edition, we’ll also celebrate an incredible half-century of technological development - and the strength of our collaborative, multilateral approach.
We’ll keep you up to date with all our preparations for this very special event – and look forward very much to seeing you all in Ha Noi, in September 2021.
Stay safe until then – and stay in touch!