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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

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.

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

With the steady expansion of affordable broadband services, OTTs are beginning to have a significant impact on some of the revenue streams of many traditional telecommunication infrastructure operators.

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’s input to the open consultation reflects particularly on the reasons why digital exclusion persists and offers some suggestions to address it.

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

The 2005 UN World Summit on the Information Society set the tone for global discussions on internet and society that continue to dominate the sector. At the end of 2015, the UN General Assembly is holding a high-level meeting to review the WSIS, which again will profoundly shape the debate in the short and long term.

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 fo...

APC gives specific recommendations to ITU member states at this year's Plenipotentiary Conference
APC gives specific recommendations to ITU member states at this year's Plenipotentiary Conference 27 October 2014 APC

APC formally submits remarks directed at ITU member states in Busan, South Korea for the ITU’s 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference. Read our recommendations and suggestions on topics ranging from access to the role of communications policy.

"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

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 out more about this meeting, its importance, the issues that will be discussed there, and why and how you should be involved.

Update: Civil society organisations concerned about transparency of ITU Plenipotentiary
Update: Civil society organisations concerned about transparency of ITU Plenipotentiary 09 October 2014 Mallory Knodel

In a letter from dozens of concerned civil society organisations, clear steps may improve the transparency of the upcoming ITU Plenipotentiary conference. Scheduled for 20 October – 7 November in Busan, the conference has already taken some steps to open participation. As the ITU nears is 150th anniversary, stakeholders are asking it to do more to ensure transparency and inclusion. Read t...

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Open civil society letter on transparency at the ITU Plenipotentiary
Open civil society letter on transparency at the ITU Plenipotentiary 09 October 2014 various

Update: The ITU has responded to the letter below. Click to download their response in PDF format. 8 October 2014 TO: Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Dr. Hamadoun Touré CC: Deputy Secretary-General of the ITU, Mr. Houlin Zhao Dear Secretary-General Touré, We write to you as a group of civil society organisations who are keen to engage with the important ...