The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Purposes

The new Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992) cites the following purposes for the union:

  • to maintain and extend international cooperation between all members of the union for the improvement and rational use of telecommunications of all kinds;
  • to promote and to offer technical assistance to developing countries in the field of telecommunications;
  • to promote the development of technical facilities and their efficient operation;
  • to promote the extension of the benefits of the new telecommunication technologies to all the world's inhabitants;
  • to harmonize the actions of members in the attainment of these ends;
  • to promote, at the international level, the adoption of a broader approach to telecommunications issues, an approach that includes other world and regional organizations and nongovernmental organizations concerned with telecommunications.

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