Malaysia post issued a set of three stamps to mark 150th Anniversary of International Telecommunication Union.
The 17th of May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union and the day is observed annually as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
For a century and a half since 1865, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has been at the center of advances in communications – from telegraphy through to the modern world of satellites, mobile phones and the Internet.
This year, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union. ITU’s 150th anniversary celebrations will be held on 17 May 2015 in Geneva (CICG).
In addition to celebrations to be held in Geneva, where ITU is headquartered, a special ceremony is scheduled in Paris to mark the signing of the 1865 Telegraph Convention and another ceremony will be held in Madrid, attended by King Felipe VI of Spain, to commemorate the re-naming of the International Telegraph Union as the International Telecommunication Union in 1932.
Looking towards the future as the leading UN specialized agency for telecommunications and ICT, ITU is focused on driving innovation together with the Union’s 193 Member States and membership of over 700 private sector entities and academic institutions.
Title: 150th Anniversary of International Telecommunication Union – Malaysia
Date of Issue: 17 May 2015
Denominations: 60sen, 70sen, 80sen