International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations (UN). The ITU was created in 1865, when the International Telegraphic Union was founded in order to regulate telecommunications at the international level, beginning at that time with the telegraphic network. By 1932 it changed its name to how it is known today and in 1947 it became part of the United Nations System, after the Plenipotentiary meeting of the International Telecommunications Union held in Atlantic City, New Jersey , United States, the International Telecommunications Convention was approved. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is based in Geneva, Switzerland.