ITU is the oldest international organization in the world. Going back 141 years to when, Napoleon Bonaparte and Queen Victoria signed a peace treaty in Germany At about the same time, people began to use the telegraph, which spread widely all around the world. To internationalize the telegraph, a standard was established, and in order to do so, international agreements were required. In Germany, at that time there were 15 states. In order to deploy the communications system across borders they had to enter into 15 different agreements. In 1963, the issue of a multi-lateral agreement for telegraph was discussed in Paris. They reached agreement on the issues of how to share the telegraph fees. In order to implement that agreement a secretariat was set up that was the beginning of ITU. For that multilateral agreement a system of one vote for one country was introduced. Another issue which was discussed was the official language and the conference mechanism. So this international organization began.
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