Definitions for "International Telecommunication Union"
An agency of the United Nations, the parent organization of the CCITT (now called the ITSS).
Based in Geneva, the ITU is an international organisation in which governments and private industry coordinate global telecommunications networks and services. The first international telegraph treaty was signed in Paris by the 20 founder members on 17 May 1865. The ITU is unique among international organisations in that it is based on the principle of cooperation between government and private industry.