Croatian post issued a postage stamp to celebrate 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union.
ITU was founded in Paris on 17 May 1865, by signing of the first International Telegraph Convention entitled International Telegraph Union. Its present name ITU was given in 1934 and in 1947 it became UN’s specialised agency.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is United Nation’s specialised agency in charge for information and telecommunication technologies (ICT), with the seat in Geneva (Switzerland).
As the world’s roof organisation in the field, ITU is in charge for the assignment of radiofrequency spectrum and satellite orbits on global level, standardisation in the field of communication networks and technologies and entire development of ICT in the world.
Today ITU numbers 193 member states and the Republic of Croatia is a full member since June 1992. Apart from states, the membership of the organisation consists also of more than 700 institutions, from regulatory bodies in the field of ICT to the representatives of private sector (operators, producers of ICT equipment) and university institutions from the whole world, which makes ITU a unique agency within UN. ITU is also active through 12 regional and area offices throughout the world.
In 150 years of its existence ITU has actively followed all changes in communication’s global development – from the first telegraph intended for personal use, over telephone, radio and television to satellite communications, internet, and smart mobile phones and other recent digital communication technologies – always consistently focused on connecting the whole world’s population and protecting the fundamental right of each individual to communication.
The work of ITU develops within three main sectors, which organise their activities through conferences at international and regional level and meetings of their work bodies: Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R), Telecommunication Standardisation Sector (ITU-T) and Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D).
Title: 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union – Croatia
Date of Issue: 8 May 2015
Denominations: 10.00 HRK