APNIC participated in the final meeting of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity’s (APT) PP18 Preparatory Group (APT PP18-4) held from 27 to 30 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
PP18-4 is the last in a series of four preparatory meetings organized in advance of the International Telecommunications Union’s Plenipotentiary Conference (ITU PP-18). The meeting finalized a series of regional positions for the up-coming ITU Plenipotentiary.
The highest policy-making body of the ITU, the Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from Monday, 29 October to Friday, 16 November 2018.
The objective of the APT preparatory process is to assist the Asia Pacific Member States to prepare for PP-18 and to coordinate the formation of regional positions and contributions.
The meeting resulted in a substantial number of Provisional APT Common Proposals (PACPs), including 24 documents proposing changes to existing Resolutions and one new draft Resolution titled, ‘ITU’s role in fostering Telecommunication/ICT-centric Innovation to Promote the Development of Digital Economy’.
The community of Member States that comprise the Asia Pacific Telecommunity must vote to agree on these resolutions before they are submitted to the ITU ahead of the Plenipotentiary.
- Adam Gosling represented APNIC as an Affiliate Member of the APT. He participated in the meeting as a resource for delegations interested in understanding the activities of the Internet addressing community.
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