The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will hold the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in December in Dubai, an all-important treaty-writing event where ITU Member States will discuss the proposed revisions to the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR). The ITU is a United Nations agency responsible for international telecom regulation, a bureaucratic, slow-moving, closed regulatory organization that issues treaty-level provisions for international telecommunication networks and services. The ITR, a legally binding international treaty signed by 178 countries, defines the boundaries of ITU’s regulatory authority and provides "general principles" on international telecommunications. However, media reports indicate that some proposed amendments to the ITR—a negotiation that is already well underway—could potentially expand the ITU’s mandate to encompass the Internet.
The ITU is the UN’s information and communication technologies agency. They “allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.” By whatever means necessary, their goal is to facilitate the flow of communication; which is completely under their dominion.
Under careful control, the UN has planned to create an Africa that will become not only the food center of the world, but also the single processor of the world’s communications.
The ICT Sector Unit, a department of the World Bank, has plans to turn Africa into a centralized internet epicenter where the flow of information and communications are under UN governance.
Originally posted by Daedal
Pardon the poor "journalism" I am still learning.
The House of Representatives sends a message to the Obama administration and to the ITU on what the U.S. position must be at upcoming world conference Positions are hardening with three months to go before the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) meets in Dubai to possibly re-write a U.N. treaty governing the Internet. Earlier this week the head of the U.S. delegation said his country and its allies must fight proposals to extract carrier transmission fees and censor Web content. According to this report, that was buttressed Thursday when the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to tell the Obama administration its position should be to "promote a global Internet free from government control." Congress to ITU: Hands off the Internet
By: Howard Solomon On: 03 Aug 2012 For: ComputerWorld Canada Creator