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Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs)

MoU between ITU and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) 
03 July 2012: The MoU between ITU and ETSI paves the way for European regional standards, developed by ETSI, to be recognized internationally. The new MoU creates a single framework through which to channel ITU, ETSI collaboration by replacing existing MoUs with ITU-T and ITU-R, signed in 2000 and 2002, respectively.
14 May 2012: The MoU between ITU-T, IAF and ILAC provides critical support to ITU's Conformance and Interoperability (C&I) programme. Conformance with international standards is one of the core principles underlying the global interoperability of ICT networks and devices. The C&I programme was initiated at the request of ITU’s membership in light of the challenges faced by developing countries in improving interoperability and battling counterfeit goods. 
06 July 2011: The MoU between ITU, ARIB, CCSA, TTA and TTC recognizes ITU as the pre-eminent global ICT standards body and paves the way for Asian regional standards, developed in these four key regional bodies, to be recognized internationally.
12 May 2008: The MoU between ITU-T and IEEE Comsoc improves collaboration between academia and the standardization world. The document was signed during the first ITU-T Kaleidoscope conference, Innovations in NGN - Future Network and Services. The objective of the MoU is to increase cooperation, particularly in the area of publications and events (e.g. workshops, seminars, symposia, forums and academic conferences).​
24 March 2000: The MoU between ITU, IEC, ISO and UN/ECE underscores the cooperation and collaboration through which these international organizations carry out standardization work in the field of electronic business.