International Telecommunications Union (ITU) – Intermediate Committee
An organisation based on public-private partnerships, the ITU is a specialised agency of the UN that oversees issues concerning information and communication technologies. The ITU promotes the improvement of telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world and leads the development and coordination of worldwide technical standards. It also seeks to build confidence and security in the use of ICTs, through the Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) as a framework for international cooperation in this area. In OxIMUN, the ITU is run like a typical UN Committee simulation, and will comprise Member States and some private organisations represented as non-voting Sector Members.
Topic 1: Legal and Political Challenges of Consumer Protection in Digital Commerce
Topic 2: Managing Security in Global Telecommunications
Your ITU Chairs
My name is Ananya Bhadauria and am currently pursuing M.A.(Hons) International Relations and Law at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. I have lived in around 34 places and changed 11 schools in my student life to give me enough travelling experience on my own. I am currently a resident of Nepal and live in the United Kingdom. I have experience varying in debating and chairing MUNs all around the world, to working for human and voting rights with the United Nations, SAARC, Indian Parliament, US AID along with working for the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India to even working with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Hence, it is safe to say that global affairs are amongst the things that pique my interest the most. Chai, Asian food and being punctual are somethings that are on the top of my priority list!
But apart from everything else, I am honoured to be serving as your Director for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for OxiMUN 2018 and would like to warmly welcome you all to this wonderful experience. Hope to see you all soon!
Aside from MUN, she has joined a debate club since high school and last year she participated to the 6th Italian Mediation Competition, winning first place with her University team.
Lodovica attended OxIMUN 2017, serving as the President of the ICJ alongside with Ananya and she is deeply honoured to be back to Oxford again.