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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Dietrich Westphal

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 August 2019

Universal international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The International Telecommunication Union (‘ITU’) is the world’s oldest international organization ( International Organizations or Institutions, History of ). One of its two predecessors was established by 20 European countries in 1865 in Paris as the International Telegraph Union (‘Union’) to manage the first international telegraph networks by drawing up international standards and regulations, based on the newly signed International Telegraph Convention ( International Administrative Unions ). The first Telegraph Conference took place in 1868 in Vienna, and...
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