Posted: Monday, 24 May 2010
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that focuses on information and communication technology issues. ARIN is primarily interested in two of the ITU's three Sectors: ITU-T, which develops standards focused on information and communications technologies, and ITU-D, which helps spread equitable, sustainable, and affordable access to information and communication technologies in developing countries.
ARIN has joined the ITU to assist on matters related to the Internet, particularly issues pertaining to IP addressing. By providing experienced technical expertise in this field to the ITU, ARIN furthers its educational mission and offers valuable insight into the success that the Internet has achieved through community-based address policy development.
Many ITU activities are closed to nonmembers, so it is imperative that ARIN become an accredited member in order to fully participate and provide much-needed technical guidance on address management issues facing the ITU, the ARIN community, and the world at large.
This is a chance to work with the ITU to educate its community on the nature of Internet address and routing architecture and to represent the interests of the ARIN community on a global scale. ARIN's ITU membership will not affect ARIN's own policy development process, nor will it affect how ARIN interacts with its own membership.
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American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)