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Terms of Reference

The Project Team on the World Telecommunications Development Conference 2017 (PT WTDC-17) is tasked to:

  • hold meetings during the preparatory cycle for WTDC-17;
  • identify and study priorities and issues associated with the agenda of the WTDC-17, taking into account, where appropriate, any developments on the decisions of the previous WTDCs, relevant decisions of ITU Council and relevant resolutions from PP-14; and
  • organise the co-ordination of CEPT actions in preparation for and during the course of WTDC-17.


In this context, PT WTDC-17 shall identify issues that in Europe’s view are of central importance for the ITU-D sector, taking into account their potential impact on the other ITU sectors;

PT WDTC-17 shall, in relation to the above items, carry out the following tasks:

  • draft European Common Proposals (ECPs);
  • draft a CEPT brief, including consideration of the proposals to the conference from other administrations / regional organisations;
  • prepare CEPT positions, for presentation to other administrations or regional bodies as appropriate;
  • coordinate WTDC-17 related matters at relevant ITU meetings, in particular TDAG, Regional Development Forum and Regional Preparatory Meeting;
  • consult with relevant stakeholders with the principal aim of collecting information and broadening the support base for CEPT ECPs and CEPT positions; and
  • report to the Com-ITU Plenary on the progress of its work and seek approval for ECPs and Briefs for WTDC-17.


PT WDTC-17 Working Methods

  • Rules of Procedures and Working Methods of Com-ITU shall apply;
  • The Project Team should work by electronic means. It may meet physically but preferably during, or back-to-back with, relevant ITU meetings or CEPT Com-ITU meetings;   
  • Observers may participate in meeting of the Project Team in accordance with the Com-ITU Rules for Participation of Observers.
Updated: 08 January 2018, 08:24