The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, the ITU allocates global radio spectrums 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 someone makes a call, accesses the Internet, or sends an email, they are benefitting from the work of ITU.
The ITU is committed to connecting all the world’s people, wherever they live and whatever their means. Through their work, they protect and support everyone’s right to communicate.
In line with its mandate and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcome documents, the ITU continues playing a key role in the WSIS implementation and follow-up within regions all around the world.
Over the last few years, the ITU and the OCSC have collaborated on capacity building initiatives and regional events in the Pacific region, and continue to do so today.