• World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020 is being observed on 17 May with the theme “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
• To help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies.
• It has been celebrated annually on 17 May since 1969, marking the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.
Mains Paper 2: International
Prelims level: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day