DUBAI, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, on Monday called for benefits of new technologies for all.
He made the remarks at the opening of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 20th Plenipotentiary Conference.
The highest UN diplomat said the meeting will make an effort to build a more sustainable and inclusive digital economy for generations to come.
ITU brings together 193 member states, over 700 private sector companies and more than 150 academic institutions.
More than 2,500 participants are expected to attend the meeting, including heads of government, ministers and other delegates.
The event will take place from Oct. 29 to Nov. 16 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.