[governance] op-ed by ITU Secretary General Touré

Robert Guerra rguerra at privaterra.org
Wed Mar 7 15:17:28 EST 2012

Dr Hamadoun Touré, the secretary general of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has an op-ed in today's the Guardian.

In case some of you haven't seen this yet, here's a link to the text..


Securing the future benefits of technology
International regulations governing ICT need to change to adapt to rapid innovations and counter the threat of cybercrime

The Guardian, March 7, 2012

The UN's specialised agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), the International Telecom Union (ITU), will hold aWorld Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in December. The aim of the conference is to review the global treaty widely credited for creating the basis of today's connected world, thus the international regulatory framework governing all ICT technologies.

The conference comes at a time when technology is having a major impact on economic and social development, and represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve it even further.

The treaty under review is known as the International Telecommunication Regulations, or ITRs. It provides governments and industries across the globe with the necessary frameworks for bringing variety and competition to their telecommunications and ICT markets.


R. Guerra
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