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International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Internet Society Status

The Internet Society is an ITU-D and ITU-T sector member.

 About the ITU

The ITU was established in 1865 as an international organisation within which governments and the private sector should work together to coordinate the operation of telecommunication networks and services and advance the development of communications technology. The ITU comprises three sectors: Radiocommunication (ITU-R), Telecommunication Standardization (ITU-T), and Telecommunication Development (ITU-D). Sector members can participate in certain ITU activities such as conferences or assemblies, study groups, working parties and expert groups, seminars, round tables, colloquia, and workshops. They can present their views at the preparatory stage of decisions and all throughout the consensus building process, which leads to the production of the Recommendations, Resolutions, or other policy guidelines.

Internet Society Contributions to the ITU

ITU World Telecommunications Policy Forum (WTPF)

In Preparation for the 2013 WTPF Meeting:

2013 WTPF Information Document for Members 

ISOC Comments on the Third Draft of the Secretary General's Report 1 August 2012

ISOC, The NRO and ICANN Letter to ITU Regarding 2013 WTPF Meeting 25 June 2012

ISOC Comments on the Second Draft of the Secretary General's Report 1 June 2012

ISOC Letter to ITU WTPF 14 May 2012

Assessment of the impact of Internet Exchange Points - empirical study of Kenya and Nigeria 14 May 2012


The Internet Society's extensive participation in the WTPF2009 and WTDC2010.

  • How the Internet Society Chapters and Members can reach out to their governments

ISOC Contribution to ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) 2008