Study Group 2 has
recommended the allocation of the international dialing code 888 to the UN for
use in disaster relief situations.
that in cases where the telecoms infrastructure is down, UN teams can quickly
get a communications system up and running for use in coordination. The
recommendation was made following a request from the United Nations Office for
the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The Director of ITU's
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) will study the recommendation
from Study Group 2 to allocate the code.