Australia's support and direct involvement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and its predecessor organisation dates back to 1878.
We have been an active Council member for Region E (Asia and Australasia) since 1959 and we work hard to get the best outcomes for our region and the broader ITU.
If successful at the 2022 elections, Australia will continue to work collaboratively with Council members to ensure the ITU can meet the challenges arising from rapid changes in the global telecommunications environment.
Council members represent five regions
|Region A||The Americas||35 Member States||9 seats|
|Region B||Western Europe||33 Member States||8 seats|
|Region C||Eastern Europe||21 Member States||5 seats|
|Region D||Africa||54 Member States||13 seats|
|Region E||Asia and Australasia||50 Member States||13 seats||(our region)|
About the ITU
The ITU is a United Nations specialised agency bringing together governments and industry to develop efficient and affordable global telecommunication networks and services. It focuses on standardisation, radio spectrum management, and the development of and access to information communication technology.