International Telecommunication Union

About ITU

Short Member  description

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

A fundamental role of ITU, based on the guidance of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, is to build confidence and security in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

Focus specfic topics

  • Facilitate global; dialogue on cybersecurity.
  • Assist member States in improving cybersecurity at national level, through human and institutional capacity building initiatives

Main recurrent cyber-related events organized by ITU

  • ITU ALERT (Applied learning for Emergency Response Team) cyber drills
  • WSIS Action Line C5 Facilitation meetings

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ITU participates in the following GFCE initiative: