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The International Telecommunication Union is the eldest organization in the UN family still in existence. It was founded as the International Telegraph Union in Paris on 17 May 1865 and is today the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues, and the global focal point for governments and the private sector in developing networks and services. The ITU comprises four sectors, each managing a different aspect of the matters handled by the Union: A permanent General Secretariat, headed by the Secretary General, manages the day-to-day work of the Union and its sectors. The ITU's mission is to enable the growth and sustained development of telecommunications and information networks, and to facilitate universal access to the emerging information society and global economy. The ITU assists in mobilizing the technical, financial, and human resources required by such development. A major priority of the ITU is bridging the so-called "digital divide" by...
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