Moscow, April 7, 2021. — The Ministry for Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, acting as the Administration of the Russian Federation when implementing international activities in the field of the telecommunications, has nominated the candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Mr. Rashid Ismailov, which has established himself as a highly skilled specialist in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs), is nominated for this post. In 2014-2018 he served as Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.
In 2017, he was approved by the Member-States of the Union as Chair of ITU Council 2018.
The election of Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will take place during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2022.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was founded on May 17, 1865. It is the specialized UN agency in the field of telecommunications/information and communication technologies (ICTs). Russia is one of the few ITU founding countries. ITU currently unites 193 countries, network operators, telecommunication equipment manufacturing companies, hardware and software developers. ITU is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.