Press Release

ITU Forum “Smart Sustainable Cities: social, economic and governance perspectives”

28 January 2022

The Forum is jointly organized by the International Telecommunication Union and OJSC "Giprosvjaz" with the support of the Ministry of Communication and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus.

Venue: International switching center, Beltelecom, Zakharova 55

The Forum will be held in a hybrid format (physical + online) in the Russian language only.

Date: 15-17 February 2022

About the event

This Forum is addressed to representatives of ministries, regulators, municipalities, telecom operators, universities and general education institutions, telecommunication equipment manufacturers, research and development institutes, software developers, and other interested stakeholders.

The participants of the event will be able to discuss the most pressing issues of developing smart sustainable cities, perspective infocommunication technologies for the development of smart cities, and learn successful stories of introducing smart technologies into urban infrastructure.

In particular, the forum will address issues:

  • Sectoral policies and strategies for the development of smart sustainable cities carried out by the authorities
  • Formation of centralized, end-to-end, and transparent city management
  • Improving the quality of life of the urban population
  • Ensuring favorable conditions for doing business

Please register here to participate in the event.

Forum organizers will be glad to answer your questions: Mr. Yauheni Salauyou (email:, phone: +375 17 293 81 38) and Mr. Farid Nakhli (e-mail:; phone: +7 495 926 60 70).

UN entities involved in this initiative

International Telecommunication Union
United Nations Department of Global Communications

Goals we are supporting through this initiative