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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is May 17

Happy Birthday, ITU. You’ve come a long way since 1865.

The world’s oldest international organization — the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) — will mark the anniversary of its founding on May 17. The ITU was established on that day in 1865.

ITU headquarters - Geneva

ITU headquarters – Geneva

The theme of the 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day will be “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurship for social impact.”

The ITU asserts that ICT entrepreneurs and startups, and small to medium size enterprises “have a particularly relevant role in ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner.” In conjunction with World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, radio amateurs in Australia will be permitted to use the prefix “AX” on May 17.

Let’s all wish ITU a happy birthday! To learn more about the ITU click here.

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