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International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

The ITU is a special agency of the United Nations, responsible for information and communication technologies (ICT) and is in charge of regulating international telecommunications between the Member States and the operating companies.

Within the framework of the ITU, member States and the private sector of telecommunications coordinate the development and operation of telecommunication networks and services. The ITU is also responsible for the regulation and normalization of radio communication services and is in charge of the international management of the radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.

ITU is based in Geneva, and is active in the promotion of the development of ICT's worldwide, as well as ensuring harmonious national policies regarding telecommunications among the member States.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs handles these issues in coordination with its mission in Geneva, along with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies. http://www.itu.int/es/about/