Event Wrap: 2nd Meeting of the APT WTDC-17 Preparatory Group, PNG

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APNIC participated in the 2nd Meeting of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity’s (APT) WTDC-17 Preparatory Group from 20 to 22 February 2017 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The WTDC17-2 in the second in a series of four meetings preparing regional positions ahead of the International Telecommunications Union’s World Telecommunication Development Conference (ITU WTDC-17).

The WTDC convenes every four years to review the prior period and plan for the upcoming four-year cycle.

“Expected outcomes of WTDC-17 include a Declaration reinforcing the political support for the mission and strategic objectives of ITU-D; an ITU-D Contribution to the ITU Strategic Plan for 2020-2023; and an ITU-D Action Plan comprising regional initiatives, new and revised resolutions and recommendations to support the fulfilment of the Sector’s objectives, and new and revised Questions to be studied by ITU-D study groups.” – ITU WTDC-17

The objective of the APT preparatory process is to assist the Asia Pacific Member States to prepare for the WTDC and to coordinate the formation of regional positions and coordinated regional contributions.

The 3rd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 (APT WTDC-17-3) will meet from 5 to 7 June 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The WTDC-17 will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 9 to 20 October 2017.

APNIC activities:

  • APNIC’s Senior Internet Policy Analyst, Adam Gosling, represented APNIC as a Sector Member of the ITU-D. He participated in the meeting as a resource for delegations interested in understanding the activities of the Internet addressing community.
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