[governance] Up date on CS participation in ITU activities

CONGO WSIS - Philippe Dam wsis at ngocongo.org
Wed Mar 28 15:27:00 EDT 2007

Dear all, 


This is to inform you that, in the follow up to the adoption by the ITU
Plenipotentiary Conference of Resolution
doc>  141 - Study on the participation of all relevant stakeholders in the
activities of the Union related to the World Summit on the Information
Society (also here attached), we have been approached by the ITU Secretariat
to kick-start a process of consultation with civil society entities.


This resolution, recognising the need to enhance the participation of WSIS
stakeholders in the ITU, provided:

            - the conduct of a study on the participation of all relevant
stakeholders in the activities of the ITU related to WSIS

            - the creation of a Working Group of the ITU Council to perform
this study and to propose some reform on the basis of that study. The terms
of reference and the mandate of this working group are included in the annex
to resolution 141. This Working Group will be composed of ITU member states
– with mention that their delegations may include appropriate legal,
technical and regulatory experts – and will conduct open consultations. 


This Working Group is expected to start meeting on 15 June 2007. In
implementing ITU Resolution 141, the ITU Secretariat took up the following

            • Establishing the webpage of the Working Group of the Council
on Resolution 141: http://www.itu.int/council/groups/stakeholders/


            • On line call for written contributions for all stakeholders,
as indicated on the previous page: all contributions will be made public.
There is no deadline for submission at the moment. Written contributions
should be sent to: ITU-Stakeholders at itu.int. 


• Establishing a webpage on the ITU sources on civil society:


• Organisation on 18 May 2007 (10:00-13:00) at the ITU, in the framework of
the WSIS related cluster of events, of an Informal consultation between ITU
and civil society in which the ITU SG Hamadoun Touré will participate, as
well as probably delegations of the two countries in charge of facilitating
the work of the Working Group. 


More information will be circulated soon on this meeting.


All the best, 


Philippe Dam



Philippe Dam
CONGO - WSIS CS Secretariat 
11, Avenue de la Paix
CH-1202 Geneva
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Fax: +41 22 301 2000
E-mail:  <mailto:wsis at ngocongo.org> wsis at ngocongo.org
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