World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated annually on 17 May since 1969, marking the founding of ITU and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.
In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society called upon the UN General Assembly to declare 17 May as World Information Society Day to focus on the importance of ICT and the wide range of issues related to the Information Society raised by WSIS.
The General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/60/252) in March 2006 stipulating that World Information Society Day shall be celebrated every year on 17 May.
Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, 0844 871 3017, - Tue, 17 May Continental Circus Berlin Kings Parade Circus Site, Coastal Drive, New Brighton, - Tue, 17 May The Gruffalo's Child The Epstein Theatre, 85, Hanover Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 4044, - Tue, 17 May - Thu, 19 May Menopause: The Musical Packed full of sharp one-liners about memory loss and hot flushes and backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of comic parodies of pop classics, this all-singing, all-dancing comedy is set in a department store where four women with apparently nothing in common meet, by chance, at a lingerie sale.
UK Tour Laughterhouse on Mathew Street, 8, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0800 177 7575, - Tue, 17 May - Wed, 18 May, PS17 Daniel Kitson: Mouse - The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought Everyman Theatre, 5-11, Hope Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 4776, - Tue, 17 May - Sat, 28 May, PS12.
L; NASDAQ: EIDSY) had become wholly unconditional in all respects, the Company today announces that the entire Board of Eidos plc has resigned from office with effect from 17 May 2005.
With effect from 17 May 2005, the following individuals have been appointed directors to the Board of Eidos plc in place of the resigning directors: