South Korea hosts an ITU conference 2014 for the first time

South Korea hosts an ITU conference 2014 for the first time
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According to info got by StampNews.com South Korea is planning to issue commemorative stamps for the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union (ITU) gathering that will be held late in October. The issue will be put into circulation on the 1st of October.

Korea Post will issue about 1.02 million sheets of the stamps that will come in four designs, including the 8,429-meter-long Gwangan Bridge in the country's largest port city located 453 kilometers southeast of Seoul. They will be available for sale at local post offices starting Wednesday.

The ITU is an information and communications arm of the U.N. that sets technological standards, allocates radio frequencies and satellite orbits, and works to improve the quality of communication services. It will be attended by some 3,000 delegates from 193 countries, along with some 150 ministers and minister-level officials.

The conference, held every four years, decides on the strategic direction of the organization and elects new leaders. This is the first time that South Korea will host an ITU conference and the second time for Asia, after Japan hosted the event in 1994.

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