Sunday, March 23, 2014
Norway Celebrates the Centenary of the ITU
These two stamps on the first day cover with the special postmark were issued by Norway at Oslo on 1.4.1965 to commemorate the Centenary of the ITU.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), originally the International Telegraph Union (Union Internationale des Télécommunications), is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies. The ITU coordinates the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promotes international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, works to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world, and assists in the development and coordination of worldwide technical standards.
ITU was founded in Paris in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union. It took its present name in 1932, and in 1947 became a specialized agency of the United Nations. Although its first area of expertise was the telegraph, the work of ITU now covers the whole ICT sector, from digital broadcasting to the Internet, and from mobile technologies to 3D TV. An organization of public-private partnership since its inception, ITU currently has a membership of 193 countries and some 700 private-sector entities. ITU is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has twelve regional and area offices around the world.
These two stamps on the first day cover with the special postmark were issued by Norway at Oslo on 1.4.1965 to commemorate theCentenary of the ITU.