Title:  The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference
 
 
Stamp Serial#
3012-15
KPC#
C-2388-
C-2391 
Scott#
 
Date of Issue
10-01-2014 
Quantity
1,022,000 stamps each
Denomination
1x540
3x300 won
Design
 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
40mm X 30mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 X 5 
Paper
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). It allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits; develops telecommunication technical standards to ensure the advancement of ICTs and networks; and leads the effort to improve access to ICTs to communities worldwide.

Originally established under the name of International Telegraph Union in 1865, ITU is the oldest intergovernmental organization in the world. Korea joined the membership only in 1952, but it has become an ICT powerhouse and has served on the Council for six consecutive terms.

The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference will be held for three weeks from October 20 to November 7 in Busan, Korea. Held every four years and often referred to as the "ICT Olympics," the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference is the top-level decision making body of ITU. This year, representatives from 193 member states and individual members from 840 businesses, research institutes and academia will be participating in the Conference to exchange ideas on key issues in ICTs and future policy directions.

As a host country and chair of the Conference, Korea anticipates that the organization, approaching its 150th anniversary, will make some critical decisions to change the future course of ICT, and that the gathering will be an event celebrated by many people around the world.