• Doreen Bogdan-Martin, KD2JTX, is Elected as Next ITU Secretary General

    From ARRL de WD1CKS@VERT/WLARB to QST on Tue Oct 4 12:29:53 2022

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, has announced the election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin of the United States of America as the next ITU Secretary-General. Bogdan-Martin will assume office on January 1, 2023. She is radio amateur; call sign KD2JTX.

    The election took place during ITU's Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22) in Bucharest, Romania, on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Bogdan-Martin won the position with 139 votes, out of 172 votes cast by representatives of Member States.

    Read the ITU press release[1].

    "This is an exciting development for ITU," said International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam, VE6SH. "...she will be the first female SG [Secretary General] and only the third to hold an amateur license. Doreen has an exciting agenda for ITU."

    The US Department of State has published a statement[2] from Bogdan-Martin, as well as her biography, and vision.

    "She will make an outstanding ITU Secretary-General and one IARU will be proud to work with on behalf of the Amateur Services," said Ellam.

    [1] https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR-2022-09-29-ITU-SG-elected-Doreen-Bogdan-Martin.aspx
    [2] https://www.state.gov/doreen-bogdan-martin-itu-secretary-general-candidate/

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