22-26 September 2014 Beijing, China
Green Standards Week

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is organizing Green Standards Week under the theme, 'Setting the Vision for Smart Sustainable Cities'. The Week will feature a high-level forum on the main theme and forums on related themes, including: 'Green Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for a Sustainable Resource Efficient Economy;' 'E-waste: The Inconvenient Truth;' and 'Using electromagnetic fields (EMF) to Achieve the Smartest Sustainable City'. The last day of the event will be dedicated to the regional meeting of 'ITU-T Study Group 5 Regional Group for Asia and the Pacific' (SG5 RG-AP). Overall, the Week will aim to promote: green ICTs as a catalyst to sustainable development; e-waste management; and how ICTs can help build smart, sustainable cities. The Week is expected to attract specialists from a variety of international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector, policy-makers, engineers, designers, city planners, government officials, regulators and standards experts. ITU is the UN's ICT agency and coordinates international cooperation on radio spectrum, satellite orbits, communication infrastructure development and standards.  

dates: 22-26 September 2014  
venue: Xiyuan Hotel, Hongyun Hall, No.1 Sanlihe Road, Haidian District, 100044  
location: Beijing, China  
contact: Sanjay Acharya, Chief of Media Relations & Public Information, ITU  
phone: +41 22 730 5046  
fax: +41 22 730 5939  
e-mail: sanjay.acharya@itu.int  
www: http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/Advisory-12.aspx#.U9aUYGOZg5d

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