2020 ITU Global Innovation Forum

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us how critical entrepreneurship-driven innovation is for economic growth and digital inclusion. The crisis has resulted in stress on value chains and countries’ readiness for a digital economy, significantly affecting social conditions worldwide. Communities worldwide can feel the impact of a growing digital innovation divide: rising digital inclusions issues, impact on jobs and loss of competitiveness in key sectors.

Issue of Stamp “75th Anniversary of the United Nations”

On October 23, 2020 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamp «75th anniversary of the United Nations».

The project is assisted by the United Nations Postal Administration. The stamp and the First Day Cover contain the logo dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the UN. The postal product is designed by Yelena Medved.

The special cancellation of First Day Cover will take place at Minsk Main Post Office on the stamp issuing day.

ITU Virtual Digital World 2020

ITU Virtual Digital World 2020 will be a three-day online event co-organized by Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Viet Nam and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for ICTs (information and communication technologies).

On the theme "Building the digital world. Together.", the event will be a dynamic virtual experience exploring the comprehensive digital transformation in the region and globally, focusing on key issues relating to the development of the digital economy, today and tomorrow.

REPUBLIC OF BELARUS BELONGS TO TOP 20 OF POSTAL DEVELOPMENT RANKING (2IPD)

The Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD) is assigned by the Universal Postal Union. It is an integrated index that provides a composite picture of postal development in all countries and regions based on four pillars: reliability, reach, relevance and resilience. All the data collected and processed accordingly determines the world ranking which is published every year. These four pillars provide a balanced view of postal development, without solely focusing on operational, strategic or societal matters.

Representative from Belarus Becomes International Letter-Writing Winner

The Award Ceremony presenting the winner of the 49th International Letter-Writing Competition sponsored by the Universal Postal Union has taken place during the celebration of the World Post Day on the 9th of October 2020.

The representative from Belarus Volha Valchkevich, an 11-years-old pupil living in Grodno city has won the first place in the International Letter-Writing Competition in 2020. Her letter is the most powerful and poignant.

114 years and counting: ITU Radio Regulations updated

ITU released an updated version of the world’s only international treaty governing the global use of radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits: The Radio Regulations.

Entering into force on 1 January 2021, the latest edition of the ITU Radio Regulations are the result of a 4-year process that culminated in four weeks of exhaustive international negotiations held at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) last year in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Symbols of the Republic of Belarus in the Record of Postage Stamps

Everybody has its own worldview, its own sense of reality, and that is fine. However, there is something that is unchanged, that brings all of us together, combines thoughts and actions. These are symbols of Homeland and State.

It is worth recalling major international competitions, when a Belarusian champion has left an award stand during medal ceremony and gone away, as the wrong anthem has been played by sponsors. This horrible mistake has been fixed, but the Belarusian champion has taught everybody a good lesson of honor and dignity…

The unified portal of e-services increases the number of users

Today, through the unified portal of e-services 157 electronic services are available to users, by which 113 types of e-services and 44 types of administrative procedures can be obtained. Stable interaction with 30 state information resources and systems is ensured.

The “One Window” software package, to which more than 790 organizations are connected, performs 202 types of administrative procedures.

The system of interdepartmental electronic document flow of state bodies covers about 13.3 thousand Belarusian organizations and departments.

Unified register of licenses operates in the Republic of Belarus

The Unified Register of Licenses was created on the basis of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus dated September 2, 2019 No. 326 "On improving licensing". The norms established in the Decree are aimed at eliminating excessive regulation, optimizing licensing procedures, simplifying the requirements and conditions for license applicants and licensees. Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated June 24, 2020 No. 365 approved the regulation on the procedure for the establishment and operation of the Unified Register of Licenses.