ITU was founded in Paris on 17 May 1865, by signing of the first International Telegraph Convention entitled International Telegraph Union. According to info received by StampNews.com, Croatian Post is to issue a special stamp on this occasion. The item was released and put into circulation on the 15th of May.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is United Nation's specialized agency in charge for information and telecommunication technologies (ICT), with the seat in Geneva (Switzerland).
As the world's roof organization in the field, ITU is in charge for the assignment of radiofrequency spectrum and satellite orbits on global level, standardization 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.
The ITU’s role is – in the epoch of global information – a key role in the spirit of common purpose, which the Secretary-General Zhao expressed in following words: "Better telecommunications/ICT, better life for all". A working contribution to such efforts gives also Croatia from the very beginnings of its membership. And, one symbolic part of its contribution in the ITU's jubilee year is this Croatian postage stamp.