ITU Monument

International Telegraph Union Monument – Bern, Switzerland

In 1908, the delegates at the International Telegraph Conference in Lisbon approved a project to erect a monument in Berne, Switzerland, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the International Telegraph Union (ITU) in 1915. Following an international competition, a design by the Italian sculptor Giuseppe Romagnoli (1872-1966) from Bologna was selected and work began on the monument. Completion of the project was postponed due to the First World War, but the monument was finally erected and inaugurated on Saturday 16 December 1922. The overall theme of the monument is that “the souls of the peoples are united through the International…