[AfrICANN-discuss] Articles, Speeches, Blogs and Publications about ITU and the ITRs

Ntoko, Alexander alexander.ntoko at itu.int
Wed Jun 20 18:43:18 SAST 2012

About the consultation, I would suggest that you discuss this with your government. Some governments have been doing it as part of their internal processes for years.

I would also suggest that you read carefully the speech delivered by ITU Secretary-General today.  It might help you to better understand the roles played by governments and those played by the Secretariat of ITU on this subject.



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This is a win for open and bottom up policy processes and consultations. But why did it take that long even though the Internet long had that operational


On Jun 20, 2012, at 12:40, "Ntoko, Alexander" <alexander.ntoko at itu.int<mailto:alexander.ntoko at itu.int>> wrote:
Dear All,

I could send to you a much longer list of similar articles, blogs and publications about alleged ITU plans to take control of the Internet.  I could also send to you many which state the contrary. But none of this will be of any use.

The last meeting of the Council Working Group (CWG) for WCIT started this morning 20 June and ends on 22 June.   Find attached the speech of ITU Secretary-General,  Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, delivered today at the opening of this last CWG WCIT meeting.

ITU has 193 Member States. The decision on the content of the revised ITRs will be made by ITU Membership at the end of this year (3-14 December) during the WCIT in Dubai.
For those of you who represent your countries in ITU,  I would encourage you to increase the involvement of the citizens of your countries in your national consultations during this process.   I would also hope that your positions and views regarding ITU and the process to  review the ITRs are based on actual proposals and discussions taking place in the appropriate ITU forums dealing with this subject and not necessarily on blogs, publications, speeches and media reports many of which do not accurately reflect the facts.

Also, please find attached a WCIT background brief which I hope will be helpful to have a basic understanding of what the ITRs are and the roles of sovereign states in the process leading to the review of this Treaty (the ITRs). Please feel free to share this brief and the speech of ITU Secretary-General as you consider appropriate.

For reliable and up-to-date information about ITU, the ITRs and WCIT, please visit  www.itu.int/wcit<http://www.itu.int/wcit>


Alexander NTOKO
ITU Representative (Observer) to the GAC
Chief, Operations and Planning Department
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
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