Working with ITU

The EU seeks to harness information and communications technologies in order to create jobs, generate economic growth and development, provide better goods and services for all, and build on the greater empowerment which digital technologies can bring in order to create a better world. In this context, the EU contributes to ITU's work as a sector member and provides funding to some of its technical cooperation activities. Notably, the European Commission supported the establishment of harmonized policies and legislations for the ICT Market in the ACP States in partnership with ITU.

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is the UN specialized agency for information and telecommunication technologies (ICTs). It is responsible for the allocation of radio spectrum and satellite orbits, the standardization and development of ICTs worldwide, and promotes digital inclusion and access to ICTs for underserved communities. It gathers 192 Member States, and associates academic institutions as well as private-sector entities.

The Plenipotentiary Conference is ITU's highest decision-making body meeting every four years where ITU Member States decide about the future role of the organization.

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