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1 International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world 1 Overview of ITU Plenipotentiary Conference Malcolm Johnson TSB Director ITU 2 nd CTO Meeting, Paris 29 October 2010

2 Committed to connecting the world 2 PP-10 in numbers in Guadalajara, Mexico, 4-22 October 2010 Opened by President of Mexico Felipe Calderón Hinojosa 2,022 registered participants and observers from 167 ITU Member States 42 Sector Members and observer organizations over 70 Ministers, 26 Deputy Ministers, and 35 ambassadors

3 Committed to connecting the world 3 PP-10 Elections Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré reelected Deputy SG Houlin Zhao reelected Director TSB Malcolm Johnson reelected Francois Rancy elected as new Director BR Brahima Sanou elected as new Director BDT 48 Member States elected to Council 12 Radio Regulations Board Members elected

4 Committed to connecting the world 4 Strong backing of ITU-T in PP-10 TSB Director Malcolm Johnson honoured with strong mandate PP-10 had numerous ITU-T issues and numerous references were made to ITU-T work

5 Committed to connecting the world 5 ITU-Ts strategic goals To develop interoperable, non-discriminatory international standards (ITU-T Recommendations) To assist in bridging the standardization gap between developed and developing countries To extend and facilitate international cooperation among international, regional and national standardization bodies

6 Committed to connecting the world 6 ITUs financial situation Some countries increase, some countries decreased their financial contribution to ITU Financial Plan of CHF 632 million adopted for the years 2012 – 2015

7 Committed to connecting the world 7 New membership category for Academia membership fee: Universities/institutes from developed countries CHF 3,975 Universities/institutes from developing countries CHF 1, (Sector Membership fee for industry: CHF 31,800)

8 Committed to connecting the world 8 Reduced membership fee for Sector Members from developing countries ITU-T Sector membership fee for Sector Members from developing countries with annual per capita income of less than USD according to the UNDP classification: CHF 3,975

9 Committed to connecting the world 9 ITU-T reinforced role in ICT and Climate Change PP-10 approved a new Resolution The role of telecommunications/ICTs on climate change and the protection of the environment A strong mandate for ITU-T to show leadership

10 Committed to connecting the world 10 Strong support for Conformance and Interoperability programme PP-10 approved a new Resolution Conformance and Interoperability ITU-T to implement without delay Council-09 endorsed: - conformity assessment programme; - interoperability programme; - human resources capacity building; - assistance in the establishment of test facilities in developing countries

11 Committed to connecting the world 11 Invites Sector Members to populate the pilot conformity database with details of products tested to applicable ITU-T Recommendations: in accredited test laboratories (first, second or third party) or by accredited certification bodies or according to procedures adopted by an SDO or forum qualified in accordance with Recommendation ITU-T A.5; to participate in ITU-facilitated interoperability events to take an active role in building capacity in developing countries to bear in mind the legal and regulatory frameworks concerning equipment that negatively affects the quality of telecommunication infrastructure, in particular with respect to counterfeit equipment

12 Committed to connecting the world 12 Five Internet-related Resolutions Revised: Res 101 Internet Protocol-based networks Res 102 ITU's role with regard to international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet and the management of Internet resources, including domain names and addresses Res 133 Role of administrations of Member States in the management of internationalized (multilingual) domain names New: New Res ITU role in organizing the work on technical aspects of telecommunication networks to support the Internet New Res Facilitating the transition from IPv4 to IPv6

13 Committed to connecting the world 13 Essence of Internet Resolutions ITU to explore ways and means for greater collaboration between ITU and relevant organizations including, but not limited to, ICANN, the RIRSs, IETF, ISO and W3C, on the basis of a reciprocity … to increase the role of ITU in Internet governance … Director TSB to review need for new study group to work on technical issues of telecommunication networks to support the Internet

14 Committed to connecting the world 14 First Resolution on Accessibility PP-10 approved a new Resolution "Telecommunication/ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities, including age-related disabilities ITU to provide accessibility to ICTs, and to ITU facilities and services, for participants with visual, hearing or physical disabilities Establishment of voluntary fund to assist disabled participants

15 Committed to connecting the world 15 Cybersecurity Rev Resolution 30 Strengthening the role of ITU in building confidence and security in the use of ICTs ITU-T - to intensify work in ITU-T study groups - to address existing and future threats and vulnerabilities ITU to work towards a possible MoU to strengthen cybersecurity and to combat cyberthreats

16 Committed to connecting the world 16 International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) and World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) PP-10 confirmed Councils decision to hold a World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) back-to-back with WTSA (October/November 2012) WTSA will again be preceded by a 1-day Global Standards Symposium WCIT will consider new and emerging issues for updating International Telecommunication Regulations within its scope and purpose

17 Committed to connecting the world 17 PP-10 Final Acts :


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