Supporting the Membership

In 2018, ITU delivered to the member states a series of services aimed at fulfilling their goals, which included:

The ITU Development Sector (ITU-D) delivered assistance to LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS, as follows: Afghanistan, Bolivia, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini, Haiti, Kiribati, Malawi, Myanmar, Paraguay, Sao Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Uganda, and Uzbekistan. Assistance was provided across all ICT-related activities, including in the areas of market regulatory reforms, emergency telecommunications and disaster response, gender equality, cybersecurity and ICT infrastructure, and spectrum management

Launching a National Cybersecurity Strategy Guide at TELECOM World as a multi-stakeholder effort facilitated by ITU, in partnership with the University of Oxford, Deloitte, Microsoft, Potomac Institute, RAND Europe, UNCTAD and the World Bank. See more


Assisting in establishing and strengthening national CIRTs in countries such as Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Botswana, Gambia, Burundi, Samoa and Tonga. See more

  • Case study: Blog on the CIRT in Cyprus. See more


ITU’s Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG) programme improves the capacity of developing countries to participate in the development and implementation of international ICT standards. See more


ITU Interactive Terrestrial Transmission Maps. The ITU Maps present critical ICT infrastructure on broadband backbone optical fibre, microwave links, satellite earth stations and submarine cables – presenting information from 443 operator networks and 22,413 nodes worldwide. See more

Assistance to
LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS

Countries benefiting from concenterated assistance: