Event Wrap: APT

By on 29 Aug 2014

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The final meeting in this four-part series (APT PP14-4) took place in Bangkok, Thailand from 18-22 August. The aim of the meeting is to coordinate regional positions in preparation for the next ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14), scheduled from 20 October to 07 November 2014 in Busan, Republic of Korea (PP-14).

The Plenipotentiary Conference is the key decision-making event for the ITU. In this Conference, Member States agree on Union’s general policies, elect key officials for the organization and decide strategic and financial plans for the next four years.

The Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) is the regional body where regional positions for ITU Conferences are coordinated. APNIC began participating in the regional preparatory process for this Conference in April 2013 in Seoul Rep. of Korea.

The results of this meeting added seven Preliminary APT Common Proposals (PACPs) to the existing list of 18 APT Common Proposals (APCs) agreed already through the process. The APT makes these documents available to the public with a list of the 18 ACPs available in this document and the full text of all 18 APCs available in this zip file.

APNIC staff activities included:

  • Following the proceedings of these discussions in preparation for APNIC’s participation in the ITU event in October this year
  • Participating in outreach activities and build relationships with various telecommunications Ministries and Regulators from around the Asia Pacific
  • Assisting the delegations of many participating Member States, offering technical advice on Internet issues and offering perspectives from the network operator community

A more detailed briefing on the issues arising from the Asia Pacific heading towards Plenipot will be analyzed in a future blog post.

In the meantime, if you have specific enquiries about this or any event, please post your question below, or contact me directly by email.

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