[AfrICANN-discuss] ITU launches public consultation for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)

Ntoko, Alexander alexander.ntoko at itu.int
Wed Aug 15 18:45:03 SAST 2012

Dear Adam,

Governments are encouraged to consult with their citizens on actions leading to decisions that could have an impact on the citizens. This is not limited to WCIT-12 and is not specific to ITU matters.  For WCIT-12 preparations, some governments have done so through national consultations while others have not. ITU, through a decision by its Council and based on a proposal by ITU Secretary-General,  is providing a mechanism for those who might not have been involved in national consultations.

Accepted inputs will be posted on ITU's website as submitted and Member States will not filter the content.  Member States are urged to give due consideration to the relevant inputs as they (Member States) make their proposals to the Conference. The inputs as they have been posted (without any changes), will be available to interested Member States as a compilation.  That is why participants who want their views to be considered (that is up to the Member States) should provide input that is relevant to the ultimate objective of this exercise which is - the review of one of ITU's treaty instruments - The International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs).

It is also important for participants to have some basic knowledge about ITU,  this ITU treaty (the ITRs), the core mandate of ITU and how ITU makes decisions so that they are not misled by almost daily publication of misinformation written about ITU, the ITRs and the WCIT.



Alexander NTOKO
Chief, Operations and Planning Department
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Email: alexander.ntoko at itu.int<mailto:alexander.ntoko at itu.int>
Web: www.itu.int

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From: apeake at gmail.com [mailto:apeake at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Adam Peake
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Subject: Re: [AfrICANN-discuss] ITU launches public consultation for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)

Dear Alex,

What very good news.  Thank you.

Could you tell us how comments will be included in the process?  I see a section in the terms and conditions says:

"9. Use of submitted content by ITU Member States I hereby acknowledge that the ITU Member States (of which there are
193) have been urged to consider and, as appropriate, take account of submitted content in their preparations for WCIT 12. Consequently, I hereby agree to word my submitted content appropriately and accordingly. Furthermore, I hereby grant each and every ITU Member State perpetual and unrestricted authorization to use my submitted content, royalty free, in connection with its preparations for WCIT-12."

Will Member States be sent all comments, have them filtered in some way.  Creating summary document for the comments might be significant work.



On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:12 PM, Ntoko, Alexander <alexander.ntoko at itu.int<mailto:alexander.ntoko at itu.int>> wrote:
> To read the press release, please visit
> http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2012/53.aspx
> To provide your input to the WCIT-12, please visit
> http://www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Pages/public.aspx
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