INTRODUCTION TO ITU CONFERENCES ASSEMBLIES MEETINGS AND STUDY

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INTRODUCTION TO ITU CONFERENCES, ASSEMBLIES, MEETINGS AND STUDY GROUPS 1

INTRODUCTION TO ITU CONFERENCES, ASSEMBLIES, MEETINGS AND STUDY GROUPS 1

THE WORLD OF ITU 1 2

THE WORLD OF ITU 1 2

01 THE WORLD OF ITU WHO WE ARE ITU is the United Nations specialized

01 THE WORLD OF ITU WHO WE ARE ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs) PROMOTING GLOBAL COLLABORATION FOR A CONNECTED WORLD

01 THE WORLD OF ITU ROLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION To maintain and

01 THE WORLD OF ITU ROLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION To maintain and extend international cooperation between peoples, and economic and social development by means of efficient Ielecommunications/ICT systems and services. ITU offers platforms for continuous dialogue and the development of common standards, legal instruments and best practices and guidance.

01 THE WORLD OF ITU OUR MEMBERS 193 550 170 MEMBER STATES SECTOR MEMBERS

01 THE WORLD OF ITU OUR MEMBERS 193 550 170 MEMBER STATES SECTOR MEMBERS ACADEMIA ASSOCIATES

01 THE WORLD OF ITU 3 SECTORS Each Sector has a separate mandate, but

01 THE WORLD OF ITU 3 SECTORS Each Sector has a separate mandate, but all work cohesively towards connecting the world • RADIOCOMMUNICATION • STANDARDIZATION • DEVELOPMENT

MAIN ITU CONFERENCES, ASSEMBLIES & MEETINGS 2

MAIN ITU CONFERENCES, ASSEMBLIES & MEETINGS 2

02 ITU PLENIPOTENTIARY CONFERENCE Determines the general policies for fulfilling the purposes of the

02 ITU PLENIPOTENTIARY CONFERENCE Determines the general policies for fulfilling the purposes of the Union Held every four years Amends Constitution & Convention and general rules. Adopts Financial and Strategic Plan 3 -week conference Elects the management team of the Union, Council Members and Radio Regulation Board Members +2000 participants

02 Shall act, as governing body of the Union, on behalf of the Plenipotentiary

02 Shall act, as governing body of the Union, on behalf of the Plenipotentiary Conference within the limits of the powers delegated to it by the latter Held every year 9 -10 days of conference 48 Members +250 participants

02 COMPOSITION 2015 -2018 Region A AMERICAS Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico,

02 COMPOSITION 2015 -2018 Region A AMERICAS Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, United States, Venezuela Region B WESTERN EUROPE France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Switzerland, Turkey Region C EASTERN EUROPE Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation 9 seats 8 seats 5 seats 13 Region E ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA 13 Region D AFRICA seats Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Kuwait, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda

02 WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATION CONFERENCE To revise the Radio Regulations Every 3 -4 years 4

02 WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATION CONFERENCE To revise the Radio Regulations Every 3 -4 years 4 -week conference +3500 participants

02 WORLD CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS To revise the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) Last

02 WORLD CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS To revise the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) Last conference in 2012 +1500 participants

02 RADIOCOMMUNICATION ASSEMBLY Election of Management team of Study Groups and Advisory Group Every

02 RADIOCOMMUNICATION ASSEMBLY Election of Management team of Study Groups and Advisory Group Every 3 -4 years Responsible for the structure, programmes and approval of radiocommunication studies 5 -day conference usually back to back with WRC Approves and issues ITU-R resolutions, recommendations and questions developed by the ITU-R Study Groups +900 participants

02 WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDIZATION ASSEMBLY Adopts working methods and procedure for the management of

02 WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDIZATION ASSEMBLY Adopts working methods and procedure for the management of the sector’s activities (ITU-T), Election of Management team of Study Groups and Advisory Group Every 4 years Addresses strategic issues in standardization 8 -day conference preceded by 1 day of Global Standard Symposium +700 participants

02 WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE Forum for the discussion and consideration of topics, projects

02 WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE Forum for the discussion and consideration of topics, projects and programmes relevant to telecommunication development and for the provision of direction and guidance to the Telecommunication Development Bureau Every 4 years 10 -day conference Election of Management team of Study Groups and Advisory Group +1300 participants

02 WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION/ICT POLICY FORUM Venue for discussion of global and cross-sectoral issues by

02 WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION/ICT POLICY FORUM Venue for discussion of global and cross-sectoral issues by high-level participants, thus contributing to the advance of world telecommunications Last forum in 2013 3 -day conference +900 participants

02 RADIO REGULATIONS BOARD Approves Rules of Procedures and addresses unresolved matters in the

02 RADIO REGULATIONS BOARD Approves Rules of Procedures and addresses unresolved matters in the application of the Radio Regulations 4 times a year Advises RAs and the WRCs 5 -day meeting 12 members elected by PP

02 GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM FOR REGULATORS Provides a platform for dialogue between regulators, policy makers,

02 GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM FOR REGULATORS Provides a platform for dialogue between regulators, policy makers, industry leaders and other key ICT stakeholders Once a year 4 -day meeting + 550 participants

02 Aims to identify emerging developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and, in

02 Aims to identify emerging developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and, in particular, areas in need of international standards to aid the healthy development of the Information Society. Once a year 3 -day meeting +150 participants

02 Convenes government ministers, business leaders, regulators, national statisticians, top academics, and ICT data

02 Convenes government ministers, business leaders, regulators, national statisticians, top academics, and ICT data producers and analysts, from all parts of the globe, to discuss issues related to information society trends and their measurement Once a year Organized by ITU-D 3 -day meeting +300 participants

02 Global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the World Summit on Information Society

02 Global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the World Summit on Information Society Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. Once a year 5 -day meeting Organized jointly by ITU/UNESCO/UNCTAD/UNDP and other agencies +2000 participants

02 Global platform for governments, corporates and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to accelerate

02 Global platform for governments, corporates and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to accelerate ICT innovation for economic growth and social good Once a year 5 -day meeting +2000 participants

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INTRODUCTION TO ITU STUDY GROUPS 03 23

03 INTRODUCTION TO STUDY GROUPS (SGs) ITU-R: The ITU-R Study Groups develop the technical

03 INTRODUCTION TO STUDY GROUPS (SGs) ITU-R: The ITU-R Study Groups develop the technical foundation for decisions taken at World Radiocommunication Conferences and develop global standards (Recommendations), Reports and Handbooks on radiocommunication matters. SG 1 SG 3 SG 4 Spectrum Management Radiowave Propagation Satellite Services SG 5 SG 6 SG 7 Terrestrial Services Broadcasting Service Science Services

03 INTRODUCTION TO STUDY GROUPS ITU-T: Standardization work is carried out by the technical

03 INTRODUCTION TO STUDY GROUPS ITU-T: Standardization work is carried out by the technical Study Groups in which representatives of the ITU-T membership develop Recommendations (standards) for the various fields of international telecommunications. SG 2 SG 3 SG 5 Operational aspects Tariff and accounting principles and international telecommunication/ICT economic and policy issues Environment, climate change and circular economy SG 9 SG 11 SG 12 Broadband cable and TV Signaling requirements, protocols, test specifications and combating counterfeit products Performance, Quality of Service and Quality of Experience

03 INTRODUCTION TO STUDY GROUPS ITU-T: Standardization work is carried out by the technical

03 INTRODUCTION TO STUDY GROUPS ITU-T: Standardization work is carried out by the technical Study Groups in which representatives of the ITU-T membership develop Recommendations (standards) for the various fields of international telecommunications. SG 13 Future networks, with focus on IMT-2020, cloud computing and trusted network infrastructures SG 16 SG 15 Transport, Access and Home Multimedia coding, systems and applications SG 17 Security in the use of ICT SG 20 Internet of things (Io. T) and smart cities and communities (SC&C) FOCUS GROUPS Focus Groups are an instrument created by ITU-T that augment the Study Group work programme by providing an alternative working environment for the quick development of specifications in their chosen areas. Focus Groups are now widely used to address industry needs as they emerge, and when they are not covered within an existing Study Group. FG DLT Application of Distributed Ledger Technology FG DFC FG DPM Digital Currency including Digital Fiat Currency Data Processing and Management to support Io. T and Smart Cities & Communities

03 INTRODUCTION TO STUDY GROUPS ITU-T: Standardization work is carried out by the technical

03 INTRODUCTION TO STUDY GROUPS ITU-T: Standardization work is carried out by the technical Study Groups in which representatives of the ITU-T membership develop Recommendations (standards) for the various fields of international telecommunications. SG 13 SG 15 SG 16 Future networks, with focus on IMT-2020, cloud computing and trusted network infrastructures Transport, Access and Home Multimedia SG 17 SG 20 Security Internet of things (Io. T) and smart cities and communities (SC&C)

03 INTRODUCTION TO STUDY GROUPS ITU-D: ITU-D Study Groups provide an opportunity for Members

03 INTRODUCTION TO STUDY GROUPS ITU-D: ITU-D Study Groups provide an opportunity for Members to share experiences, present ideas, exchange views, and achieve consensus on appropriate strategies to address ICT priorities. ITU-D Study Groups are responsible for developing Reports, Guidelines, and Recommendations based on input received from the membership. SG 1 SG 2 Enabling environment for the development of telecommunications/ICTs ICT applications, cybersecurity, emergency telecommunications and climate-change adaptation