Presentation on theme: "Seminar on Standardization and ICT Development for the Information Society Tashkent, Uzbekistan 6-8 October 2003 Jean-Yves Besnier Head, Partnership, Promotion."— Presentation transcript:
Seminar on Standardization and ICT Development for the Information Society Tashkent, Uzbekistan 6-8 October 2003 Jean-Yves Besnier Head, Partnership, Promotion & Membership Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) Membership Benefits – ITU-D Overview
2 Overview 1.General Benefits of ITU Membership 2.Membership Categories 3.Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member 4.Membership Information 5.Membership Fees 6.Application Procedure
3 General Benefits of ITU Membership ITU is the UN Specialized Agency responsible for the regulation, standardization and development of telecommunications worldwide. 189 Member States (as of October 2003). # 650 Sector Members (Operators, Regulators, Equipment Suppliers, Service Providers, Software Developers, Network Designers, Consultants, Funding Institutions, Local/Regional/International Telecom Associations…).
4 General Benefits of ITU Membership (contd) A unique capacity to bring together representatives from competing companies and governments of all ideological persuasions. Share wealth of experience and creative ideas. Establish partnerships between private and public sectors. Access to ITU vast range of publications, as well as restricted documentation/information and statistics.
5 Membership Categories ITU Member States ITU Sector Members ITU Associates
6 ITU Member States If the State is a Member of the United Nations: * It becomes a Member State of the ITU by acceding to its Constitution and Convention. Such accession shall be made simultaneously in the form of a single document covering both the Constitution and Convention. * This instrument of accession is then deposited with the Secretary-General. If the State is not a Member of the United Nations: * The application for membership requires the approval of two-thirds of the Member States of the Union. * After approval, the procedure is the same as described above – in the form of one single document.
7 ITU Sector Members An interested entity or organization may joint ITU as a Sector Member. There are 3 sectors: * Development (ITU-D) * Radiocommunications (ITU-R) * Standardization (ITU-T) An ITU Sector Member fully participates in the work of corresponding ITU Sector Study Groups or Working Groups thereof and in the Sectors Regional and World Telecommunication Conferences.
8 ITU Associates An interested entity or organization may join an ITU Sector as an Associate and be entitled to take part in the work of a selected single Study Group or Working Group thereof. Associates may have access to documentation required for their work and may serve as rapporteur or editor.
9 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member 1.Influence the Evolution of the Global Telecommunications Networks * Do you have a message to convey? * Do you need to influence the direction of global/regional development or standardization projects? * Do you have existing projects and/or products that could benefit from globalization?
10 2.Increase Awareness of your Business Priorities amongst Operators, Service Providers, Suppliers, Regulators… * Membership of ITU Sectors is a means to actively take part in the Sectors specific work and thus secure and influence of a Companys goals and policies on the development of projects, standards within its business sphere. * Your address details and the name of your Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be published in the ITU Global Directory. Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd)
11 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd) 3.Network/Develop Contacts * ITU sectors provide a platform for meeting experts from all over the world, learning of their entities plans and objectives, sharing experience and information. * Participation to the work of the ITU Study Groups/Working Groups provide access to a wealth of information not likely to be found elsewhere in this concentrated form.
12 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd) 4.Participate in Sector Member Work * ITU Sector Members can participate in all Study Groups Meetings and electronic discussion groups; * present their views by submitting written contributions; * participate in approval of technical or development projects and recommendations. * ITU Associates can participate in the meetings and electronic discussion groups of only one Study Group and present their views by submitting written contributions; * Sector Members fully participate in the Sectors Advisory Group to the Elected official. Associates do not.
13 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd) 5.Hold positions within Study/Working Groups * Sector Members may hold the positions of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Rapporteur and Editor within a Study Group or Working Group. * An Associate may only hold the position of Rapporteur or Editor.
14 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd) 6.Access to ITU Working Documents * Sector Members can have electronic access (via TIES) to ITU documents of general interest, databases, Study/Working Groups documents (reports, contributions, temporary documents…) and Study/Working Groups information exchange areas. * Telecom Information Exchange Services (TIES): - account - Username/password allowing access to ITU working documents and * TIES registration: - Tel.: , Fax:
15 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd) 7.Get free and discounted ITU Publications * Discounts of 15 % and one free online subscription are granted to Member States and Sector Members participating in the work of ITU. * A discount of 80 % on the catalogue price of all ITU publications is granted to Administrations of the Least Developed Countries (LDC), as well as to libraries of educational institutions (for online subscriptions and CD-ROM publications only).
16 Membership Approval Procedure Submit your application, for approval, to the Administration of the Member State in which your company HQ is based or of the territory in which it operates. The Administration of the Member State will then transmit the application form to the ITU Secretary-General. Your admission will become effective upon receipt by the ITU Secretary-General. If you are a Regional or International Organization, you should send your application directly to the ITU Secretary-General.
17 Membership Fees – Background Expenses of the Union are primarily met by contributions from its Member States and Sector Members, each of which may, upon taking up its membership, freely decide on its class of contribution within a scale. The effective amount of the contributory unit is determined every two years when the biennial budget is established by the Council. For the biennium, the annual amount of one contributory unit for a Sector Member is CHF 63,000 (Swiss Francs).
18 ITU Sector Member Fees ITU Sector Members may choose their annual contribution with the range of 1/16 to 40 units (1/16 for ITU-D developing countries only). This fixes the minimum contribution for an ITU Sector Member as follows: * ITU-D: 7,900 CHF (1/8 unit) 3,950 CHF (1/16 unit for DCs) * ITU-R:31,500 CHF (1/2 unit) * ITU-T:31,500 CHF (1/2 unit)
19 ITU Associate Fees The annual contribution for an ITU Associate has been fixed for the biennium as follows: * ITU-D: 3,937 CHF 1,968 CHF (for DCs only) * ITU-R:10,500 CHF * ITU-T:10,500 CHF
20 ITU Membership (as of 1st October 2003) Member States:189 ITU Sector Members:648 - ITU-D:269 * - ITU-R:295 * - ITU-T:395 * * Some are multiple ITU Sector Members Associates: 94 - ITU-D: 0 - ITU-R: 14 - ITU-T: 80
21 ITU Sector Members (Supported by the Europe & CIS Regional Office in Geneva) – As of 1st October ITU Sector Members of the EUR & CIS Region are active in 34 Countries: Armenia: 1> Kazakhstan: 1 Austria: 4> Luxembourg: 2 Azerbaijan: 1> Malta:1 Belgium:13 > Moldova: 1 Bosnia & Herzegovina: 2> Norway: 4 Bulgaria: 2 > Netherlands10 Czech Republic: 2> Poland: 2 Denmark: 3> Portugal: 2 Finland: 6> Romania: 5 France:28> Russian Federation: 3 Germany:29 > Serbia & Montenegro: 2 Greece: 4> Slovakia: 1 Hungary: 2> Spain: 9 Ireland: 1> Sweden: 7 Italy:22> Switzerland:12
22 ITU Sector Members (Supported by the Europe & CIS Regional Office in Geneva) – As of 1st October ITU Sector Members of the EUR & CIS Region are active in 34 Countries: (Contd) Turkey: 3 Ukraine: 1 United Kingdom:43 The Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia 1 Total of ITU-D Sector Members in the Region: ITU-D:76 * ITU-R:38 * ITU-T:40 * * Some are multiple ITU Sector Members
23 Membership Information & Application For application and general information: * * Fax: * ITU-D (Development Sector) Contact: Mrs. Andrea Mozer-Corral ITU-R (Radiocommunication Sector) Contact: Mrs. Pamela Type ITU-T (Standardization Sector) Contact: Mrs. Saba Imru-Caminiti
24 Conclusion ITU Membership is global and diversified. Sector Members play a key role in ITU dynamics. Regional participation is an ITU priority. ITU Sector membership fees are competitive. Invaluable opportunities exist to share experiences, creative ideas, knowledge of business, opportunities and seek partnerships.
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