The International Telecommunication Union

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the specialised agency of the United Nations which is responsible for information and communication technologies. ITU coordinates the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promotes international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, works to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world and establishes worldwide standards.


ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through thier work, they aim to protect and support everyone's fundamental right to communicate.
Today, ICTs underpin everything we do. They help manage and control emergency services, water supplies, power networks and food distribution chains. They support health care, education, government services, financial markets, transportation systems and environmental management. And they allow people to communicate with colleagues, friends and family anytime, and almost anywhere.
ITU brings the benefits of modern communication technologies to people everywhere in an efficient, safe, easy and affordable manner.
ITU membership reads like a Who’s Who of the ICT sector. ITU is unique among UN agencies in having both public and private sector membership. So in addition to our 193 Member States, ITU membership includes ICT regulators, leading academic institutions and some 700 private companies.
In an increasingly interconnected world, ITU is the single global organisation embracing all players in this dynamic and fast-growing sector.

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