International Telecommunication Union Secretary General Hamadoun Toure attempted to make the case in Wired Magazine on Wednesday that efforts to regulate the Internet should be led by the United Nations.

The ITU member states are preparing for a conference in December, in which they will finalize the renegotiation of an international telecom treaty last ratified in 1988, which is attributed to paving the way for the explosive growth of the Internet.

The ITU is a UN agency that oversees satellite orbits and the international wireless spectrum.

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