Communiqué: ITU’s 150th anniversary celebrations in full swing

ITU150 poster competition: deadline 1 May

Geneva, 15 April 2015 – This year ITU celebrates 150 years of excellence in connecting the world to the benefits of telecommunications and information and communication technologies.

ITU has developed a series of activities to promote this landmark 150th anniversary.

The ITU150 poster competition is open for applications, with the deadline set for 1 May 2015. The competition is in three categories: 5-7 years; 8-11 years; and 12-16 years.

We are delighted to launch ITU’s historical timeline, which recounts a well-researched history of telecommunications starting in 1772 with the Semaphore system – the first ‘telegraph’, progressing through key moments in world history intertwined with ITU’s own historic development and contributions to global communications. Six ‘nuggets of information’ are attached to each key milestone, providing insights into this fascinating history.

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