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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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ICT: Accessibility if Key

Making qualitative ICT accessible to all especially the dis-enfranchised, marginalized, and inclusive in the global education curriculum (K1 - K12).

Are you aware of the mandate of the ITU?

I am aware, and have been working towards marginalizing it.

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

As a means of easy communication.
As an access to the global village, bridging geographic barrier.
As a means of fostering change for global good.

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

Provision of personal PC.
Free mobile access.

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

Cyber Security and Internet Governance.
Development and orientation.

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

Formulation and provision of a global framework development and accessibility.
Formulation and global, continental, regional and national working and monitoring team.
Engage youths, and other stakeholders in the implementation and assessment of ICT4D in education.

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

Global reach and spread.
Insufficient symposium, workshop and seminars for professionals on the field of work.
Solidifying working collaboration with the national communication commissions (NCC)

Any other thoughts or comments you would like to make?

Involve the youth, involve everyone, get the globe connected.

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