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1 Tutorial for leadership teams of ITU-T study groups, TSAG, tariff groups and focus groups Overview of WTSA-08 Resolutions and A-series Recommendations Saburo Tanaka Chief, Services Department Telecommunication Standardization Bureau ITU Geneva, December 2008

2 2 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 What is a Resolution? Resolutions are adopted at a Conference, Assembly, Council and reflect the decision of Member States Resolution is not an instrument of the Union but contains guiding principles (instructions) Recommendations Resolutions invite MS & SM* to react, instruct SG and Bureau to implement the decisions of MS, invite Secretary General to act on certain areas, etc Resolutions guide activities in ITU-T * Member States & Sector Members

3 3 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 WTSA-08 Resolutions WTSA-08 adopted 49 Resolutions (21 New Resolutions, 27 revised and 1 unchanged) WTSA-08 deleted (combined) 3 Resolutions New Resolutions include: – IP, ICT and Internet related issues (IP based system, IP address, ICT&CC, ICT accessibility, Internet resources, Internet related Public Policy) – measures aimed at enhancing a greater involvement of developing countries – Creation of new Groups (technological watch, SCV, WSG, National Computer Incident Response Teams) – New studies (Conformance and interoperability testing, nomadic, exposure to electromagnetic )

4 4 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 Who proposed Resolutions Examination by TSAG – Individual countrys proposal – SG proposals TSAG submits agreed proposals to WTSA – In Johannesburg, 7 proposals for revision Regional Proposals – CEPT, APT, ARB, ATU, CITEL in total 36proposals Group of Countries – 3 proposed Resolutions Individual country – Brazil, Cuba, Ghana, Japan, Uganda

5 5 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 Res. 1Rules of procedure of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU T) Res. 2ITU-T study group responsibility and mandates Res. 7Collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Res. 11Collaboration with the Postal Operations Council (POC) of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in the study of services concerning both the postal and the telecommunication sectors Res. 17Telecommunication standardization in relation to the interests of developing countries Res. 18Principles and procedures for the allocation of work to, and coordination between, ITU-R and ITU-T Res. 20Procedures for allocation and management of international telecommunication numbering, naming, addressing and identification resources Res. 22Authorization for TSAG to act between WTSAs Res. 26Assistance to the regional tariff groups Res. 29Alternative calling procedures on international telecommunication networks Res. 31Admission of entities or organizations to participate as Associates in the work of ITU-T Res. 32Strengthening electronic working methods for the work of ITU-T Res. 33Guidelines for ITU-T strategic activities Res. 34Voluntary contributions WTSA-08 Resolutions (1)

6 6 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 Res. 35Appointment and maximum term of office for chairmen and vice chairmen of ITU-T study groups and of TSAG Res. 38Coordination among ITU-T, ITU-R and ITU-D for activities relating to IMT-2000 and systems beyond IMT-2000 Res. 40Regulatory aspects of ITU-T work Res. 43Regional preparations for WTSAs Res. 44Bridging the standardization gap between developing and developed countries Res. 45Effective coordination of standardization work across study groups in ITU-T and the role of TSAG Res. 47Country code top-level domain names Res. 48Internationalized domain names Res. 49ENUM Res. 50Cybersecurity Res. 52Countering spam by technical means Res. 53Establishment of a seminar and workshop coordination committee Res. 54Creation of regional groups Res. 55Mainstreaming gender in ITU-T activities WTSA-08 Resolutions (2)

7 7 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 WTSA-08 Resolutions (3) (New) Res.56Roles of TSAG and ITU-T study group vice-chairmen from developing countries Res.57Strengthening coordination and cooperation among ITU-R, ITU-T and ITU-D on matters of mutual interest Res.58Encourage the creation of national computer incident response teams, particularly for developing countries Res.59Enhancing participation of telecommunication operators from developing countries Res.60Responding to the challenges of the evolution of the numbering system and its convergence with IP-based systems/networks Res.61Misappropriation of international telecommunication numbering resources Res.62Dispute settlement Res.63Studies regarding nomadic telecommunication services and applications Res.64IP address allocation and encouraging the deployment of IPv6 Res.65Calling party number delivery Res.66The creation of a technology watch function in the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

8 8 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 WTSA-08 Resolutions (4) (New) Res.67Creation of a Standardization Committee for Vocabulary Res.68Implementation of Resolution 122 (Rev. Antalya, 2006) on the evolving role of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly Res.69Non discriminatory access and use of Internet resources Res.70Telecommunication/information and communication technology accessibility for persons with disabilities Res.71Admission of academia, universities and their associated research establishments to participate in the work of ITU-T Res.72Measurement concerns related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields Res.73Information and communication technologies and climate change Res.74Admission of Sector Members from developing countries in the work of ITU-T Res.75ITU-T's contribution in implementing the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, and the establishment of a Dedicated Group on Internet-related Public Policy Issues as an integral part of the Council Working Group on the World Summit on the Information Society Res.76Studies related to conformance and interoperability testing, assistance to developing countries, and a possible future ITU Mark programme Full list of WTSA Resolutions is at:

9 9 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 Classification by category Resolutions onResolution No. FinanceRes. 34 Working MethodsRes. 1, 22, 31, 32, 35, 40, 45, 53, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71 Work ProgrammeRes. 2, 63, 72, 73, 76 External CooperationRes. 7, 11, 18, 38, 57 Developing countries issuesRes. 17, 26, 43, 44, 54, 56, 58, 59, 74, ICT/Internet issuesRes. 47, 48, 49, 52, 64, 69, 75 ITU-T Activities issuesRes.20, 29, 33, 50, 55, 60, 61, 62, 65

10 10 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 Finance (Res. 34) Resolution 34: Voluntary contributions: Resolves – to encourage the financing of specific projects, focus groups or other initiatives by voluntary contributions – to invite MS, SM and Associates…to submit to the Director of TSB projects and other initiatives of interest for ITU-T to be financed under voluntary contribution Modifications – Clarified some texts – Linked to the fund for Bridging the standardization gap (Resolution 123, Antalya) Relation with SG activities – Focus Group and other projects can be financed by the voluntary contribution – To submit to the Director of TSB projects and other initiatives of interest for ITU-T to be financed under voluntary contribution – see

11 11 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 Working Methods (Res. 1, 22, 31, 32, 35, 40, 45, 53, 66, 67, 68, 70 and 71) WTSA-08 Achievements – Most of revised Resolutions related to the Working Methods are mainly for clarifications and easy implementation. – Developed web-based tools facilitating the work of delegates, provide appropriate electronic participation or observation facilities – Creation of new Groups (Technological watch function, Standardization committee for vocabulary, accessibility for persons with disabilities, meetings for high level industry executives, workshop and seminar) – Explore more cooperation between ITU-T and academia, universities and their associated research establishments. Relation with SGs activities – Respect working methods described in Resolutions – Move to paperless meeting – Study Group to appoint permanent Rapporteur for Vocabulary – Emphasize to all SGs the importance of universal design of accessible telecommunication/ICT services, products and terminal

12 12 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 Work Programme (Res. 2, 63, 72, 73 and 76) WTSA-08 adopted the organizational structure and allocated the work to study groups – 10 Study Groups+TSAG with clear mandates – Defined the general area of responsibility for each SGs (existing Recommendations) – Requests some SGs to collocate their meetings – Nominated lead SGs in specific area of study – Study possible conformance and interoperability testing activities and the use of ITU logo Relation with SGs activities – Better coordination and joint meetings during collocated meetings, avoid duplication – Take into account the requirements of developing countries – SGs to address service definition, regulatory and infrastructure aspect to support nomadic services – SGs to develop appropriate Recommendations on climate- change – Conformance and interoperability testing

13 13 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 External cooperation (Res. 7, 11, 18, 38 and 57) WTSA-08 Achievements – As there are good cooperation with ISO/IEC, UPU and with ITU other Sectors, related Resolutions have been up-dated without major changes – New Res.57: further strength coordination and cooperation among ITU-R, T and D, identification of subjects common to the three Sectors and mechanism to enhance collaboration. – Cooperation between ITU-T and Universities Relation with SGs activities – Active coordination with concerned external bodies, SDOs/Forums/Consortia – Exchange of information with ITU-R and ITU-D through liaisons. – Coordination between RAG, TSAG and TDAG

14 14 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 Developing Countries issues ( Res. 17, 26, 43, 44, 54, 56, 58, 59 and 74) WTSA-08 Achievements Resolution 17, 26, 43, 44 and 54 have been up-dated and re-enforced. New Resolutions have been adopted – to request all vice-chairmen from developing countries to be charged with the responsibility to mobilize all ITU members in the region Regional groups created – to encourage the creation of national computer incident response teams, particularly for developing countries – to enhance participation of telecommunication operators from developing countries – to encourage the adoption of the necessary measures to enable new members from developing countries to join ITU-T In order to reduce Standardization gap – Encourage developed countries to establish cooperation programmes with developing countries – Encouraging voluntary contributions towards a fund for bridging the standardization gap – Action plan for bridging standardization gap has been consolidated Relation with SGs activities SGs and TSAG to be actively involved in the implementation of the programme set forth in the action plan annexed to Resolution 44

15 15 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 ICT/Internet issues ( Res. 47, 48, 49, 52, 64, 69 and 75 ) WTSA-08 Achievements – Resolutions 47, 48, 49 and 52 have been up-dated and complemented. Resolution 51 (combating spam) has been merged in Resolution 52 – ITU-T called to play a key role in implementing the outcome of WSIS (Internet related public policy issues) – To study the allocation and economic aspects of IPv6 addresses – To invite Member States to refrain from taking any unilateral and/or discriminatory actions that could impede another Member State from accessing public Internet sites Relation with SGs activities – To continue ITU-Ts work on WSIS implementation and follow-up activities within its mandates

16 16 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 ITU-T SG Activities (Res. 20, 29, 33, 50, 55, 60, 61, 62 and 65) WTSA-08 Achievements Res. 20, 29, 33, 46 and 50 have been up-dated. Those are the ongoing activities of mainly SGs2, 3, 17 and TSAG Res.55 on Gender issues in ITU-T has been revised and completed in depth, encouraging the inclusion of gender perspective in the work of all ITU-T activities New Resolutions on: – Encouraging countries to take measures against misappropriation of international telecommunication numbering resources – To study the necessary requirements for the structure and maintenance of telecommunication identification/numbering resources – To expedite the work on international internet connectivity Relation with SGs activities See next slide

17 17 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 Specific Resolutions for SGs All SGs and TSAG – Rules of procedure (Res.1), Collaboration with ISO/IEC, Res. EWM (Res.32), Bridging the Standardization Gap issues (Res. 17, 44, 54, 56, 59), Cybersecurity (Res. 50), Gender perspectives (Res.55), Nomadic services (Res. 63), SCV(Res.67) ICT&CC (Res. 73), Conformance and interoperability testing (Res. 75) SG 2 – Collaboration with UPU (Res.11), Numbering, naming, addressing and identification (Res. 20), Alternative calling procedure (Res.29), Country code top-level domain name (Res. 47), ENUM (Res.49), Numbering system and its convergence with IP-based systems/networks (Res. 60), IPv6 (Res. 64), Calling party number delivery (Res. 65), Accessibility (Res. 70) SG 3 – Assistance to regional group of SG3 (Res.26), Alternative Calling procedures (Res. 29), Dispute settlement (Res 62), IPv6 (Res. 64) SG 5 – Measurement concerns related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (Res.72) SG 16 – Internationalized (multilingual) domain names (Res.48) SG 17 – Countering and combating spam (Res. 52) TSAG – Authorization for TSAG to act between WTSAs (Res. 22), Establishment of a workshop and seminar coordination group (Res. 53), Strengthening coordination and cooperation among ITU-R, ITU-T and ITU-D (Res. 57)

18 18 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 A series Recommendations Revised six Recommendations(A.1, A.2, A.7, A.8, A.11, A.12) In particular: – Revised Rec. A.1 with working methods of the sector – clarification of the working methods and procedures for JCAs and GSIs – Revised Rec. A.7 with improved working methods and procedures for focus groups, in particular when more than one SG is involved Adopted one new Rec. A.31 with guidelines and coordination requirements for the organization of workshops and seminars

19 19 Tutorial for SG & TSAG leadership teams Geneva, December 2008 A series Recommendations A.1Work methods for study groups of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) A.2Presentation of contributions to ITU-T A.4Communication process between ITU T and Forums and Consortia A.5Generic procedures for including references to documents of other organizations in ITU-T Recommendations A.6Cooperation and exchange of information between ITU T and national and regional standards development organizations A.7Focus groups: Working methods and procedures A.8Alternative approval process for new and revised ITU-T Recommendations A.11Publication of ITU-T Recommendations and WTSA proceedings A.12Identification and layout of ITU-T Recommendations A.13Supplements to ITU T Recommendations A.23Collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on information technology A.31Guidelines and coordination requirements for the organization of ITU-T workshops and seminars A-Suppl. 2 Guidelines on interoperability experiments A-Suppl. 3 IETF and ITU-T collaboration guidelines


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