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Bridging the Standardization Gap: Theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Dr. Lalit Kishore

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), May 17, is observed each year 'to raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.' This year the observance has the the theme of "Bridging the standardization Gap."

International Day of Living Together in Peace & International Day of Light being celebrated globaly by UN Agencies

Dr. Lalit Kishore

Proclaimed by the United Nations (UN), International Day of Living Together in Peace (IDLTP) & International Day of Light (IDL) get observed on May 16 each year. The UN feels that 'living together in peace is all about accepting differences and having the ability to listen to, recognize, respect and appreciate others, as well as living in a peaceful and united way.'

UN stresses need for world order based on principles of international law; equal and indivisible security for all countries

Dr. Lalit Kishore

This year the theme of World Migratory Bird Day, May 10, is "Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!" to put the spotlight on the impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats. The UN has stressed the need to spread the word and support local and global action against excessive, unnecessary use and detrimental disposal of plastic.

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