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Public Consultation on the ITU 2016-2019 Strategy

The Council of our Member States launched the development of a new ITU Strategic Plan for 2016-2019, which will be approved at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in October 2014.

In preparing the Secretary General’s contribution to this work of the Council, we are asking for your inputs to the debate.

Tell us what you expect from ITU in the future, where we should direct our efforts to best serve everyone, including you; and which challenges we should be prepared to meet.

We invite you to participate in this Public Consultation. We are looking forward to your opinions.

Please share your views via this interactive platform or submit your written contributions by email to

Following requests for an extension of the deadline for contributions, the closing date for content submission has been extended until September 23, 2013.

Note: The remit of the ITU is defined by the Basic Texts. The strategic planning process aims to define the strategy to be implemented within the ITU's mandate and therefore proposals shall be within this scope.

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Foster international cooperation and global partnerships on ICT's

Connecting the world requires all stakeholders to be closely cooperating to achieve the overall objectives of bridging the digital gap, ensuring efficient communications, interoperable systems etc.

Are you aware of the mandate of the ITU?


List three key ways your life and activities are affected by information and communication technologies

- Access to any information 24/7 from everywhere
- Communication
- Entertainment (music, movies, sports, etc.)

What trends in information and communication technologies should ITU consider while planning its strategy?

Cloud, High-speed mobile communications, Social media

What would be the main areas and opportunities for improvement of the ITU?

Bridging the digital divide

What are the top three achievements you would like to see the ITU accomplish in the 2016-2019 timeframe?

Succeed in bridging the digital divide - Manage to develop within the global financial situation - Cooperate with all major actors in the ICT field

What do you consider to be the top three challenges for the ITU’s work?

In terms of impact: ensure safety and privacy of ICT user data, ensure access to ICT for all

Any other thoughts or comments you would like to make?


ITU strategy global partnerships

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V. Igglesis says... 8 months ago
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