Committed to connecting the world


About International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, we allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.  Every time you make a phonecall via the mobile, access the Internet or send an email, you are benefitting from the work of ITU. 

ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through our work, we protect and support everyone's right to communicate.​

In line with its mandate and the WSIS outcome documents, the ITU continues playing a key role in WSIS implementation and follow-up. Find out more here​

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Become a member of ITU

​ITU members come from all over the globe.

ITU's global membership includes 193 Member States as well as some 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations. ​
ITU is a unique platform for global public-private partnerships. By joining ITU, you can become part of a community of more than 20'000 professionals. Nowhere else in the world will you find such a rich and diverse network of experts and leaders in the global ICT ecosystem.
The ITU family is growing and becoming increasingly diverse. 
ITU's membership is evolving in line with major trends in the industry. Over the past few years, ITU has welcomed key players from the automotive, financial, health, industrial and utility sectors. 

Shape the Future of ICT 
At ITU, members from the public and private sectors are working together to help shape the future ICT policy and regulatory environment, global standards, and best practices to help spread access to ICT services. Public-private collaboration has always been at the centre of ITU's work. Now more than ever, businesses realize that the path to sustainable growth can be found by working closely with governments, academia, as well as other stakeholders, in a common effort to put in place the right rules to drive investment, innovation and widely shared opportunities. 

Become a Member of ITU 
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