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What to expect at 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference and what it means for the internet
What to expect at 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference and what it means for the internet 13 March 2018 Deborah Brown for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

It’s that time of year again. Much like the Olympics, the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) convenes its plenipotentiary conference where participants compete in feats of strength and endurance, mostly related to staying alert through a marathon of mundane meetings. If any excitement exists (aside from the campaigning for leadership positions), it generally occurs in the run-up to the conference, where U.S. pundits raise the alarm over fears that the “UN is taking ov...

Contribution from the Association for Progressive Communications to the Review of the 2012 International Telecommunication Regulations
Contribution from the Association for Progressive Communications to the Review of the 2012 International Telecommunication Regulations 08 September 2017 APC

1. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the opportunity to make this contribution to the second meeting of the Expert Group on International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). APC, a Sector Member of ITU-D and ITU-R, is an international network of civil society organisations concerned with ICTs, the internet, development and rights. APC followed the WCIT-12 process very closely, and contributed to the extent possible for a civil society organisation.1 2. The ITRs a...

APC submission to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) CWG-Internet consultation on public policy considerations for OTTs
APC submission to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) CWG-Internet consultation on public policy considerations for OTTs 31 July 2017 APC

APC wishes to thank the ITU for the opportunity to respond to this open consultation held by the Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) on public policy considerations for over-the-top services (OTTs). With the steady expansion of affordable broadband services, OTTs are beginning to have a significant impact on some of the revenue streams of ...

APC contribution to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues: Open consultation on “Building an enabling environment for access to the Internet”
APC contribution to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues: Open consultation on “Building an enabling environment for access to the Internet” 01 September 2016 APC

APC welcomes the initiative by the ITU to facilitate the engagement of the various stakeholders through this open consultation. We appreciate the opportunity to share our perspectives on some of the key aspects oriented to building an enabling environment for access to the internet. Particularly, APC’s input reflects on the reasons why digital exclusion persists and offers some suggestions to...

Looking back to move ahead: A recap of the WSIS+10 Overall Review
Looking back to move ahead: A recap of the WSIS+10 Overall Review 23 July 2015 Deborah Brown

Nearly 10 years ago, the second and final phase of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) concluded in Tunis, setting the tone for global discussions on the impacts of internet and ICTs on society. At the end of this year, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold a two-day high-level meeting in New York, which has the potential to shape UN debates on the internet and ICTs in the ...

Remarks from the Association for Progressive Communications on the occasion of the ITU's 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference
Remarks from the Association for Progressive Communications on the occasion of the ITU's 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference 27 October 2014 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) extends our good wishes to delegates at this important meeting. We welcome incoming Secretary General Houlin Zhao to his new position, and express our sincere appreciation for the contributions made by outgoing Secretary General Hamadoun Toure. APC looks forward to working with the ITU’s new leadership. Below are four general points for con...

"What is Plenipot?” and other frequently asked questions about the high-level ITU conference
"What is Plenipot?” and other frequently asked questions about the high-level ITU conference 22 October 2014 Deborah Brown

What is Plenipot?” and other frequently asked questions about the high-level ITU conference taking place in Busan, South Korea from 20 October to 7 November 2014 Prepared by the Association for Progressive Communications The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference will take place from 20 October to 7 November 2014 in Busan, South Korea. Read this FAQ to find o...

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