Committee Introduction: What first started as the International Telegraph Union in 1865 is now the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the leading agency for information communication technologies (ICTs). Its mission first started with the goal of expediting communications internationally using the telegraph. The agency’s mission then proceeded to cover the ICT sector as it grew, including the internet, mobile technologies, and television. The ITU became a specialized agency under the United Nations (UN) in 1947, and throughout its history, has seen the rise of
innovations that have transformed our world. Currently, the ITU is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with offices located across the world. The ITU aims to connect people around the world through technology, advocating more broadly for accessible communication.


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“Digital Safety in the Metaverse”


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