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ABOUT ITU-D STUDY GROUPS
ITU-D Study Groups provide an opportunity for all Member States and Sector Members (including Associates and Academia) to share experiences, present ideas, exchange views, and achieve consensus on appropriate strategies to address ICT priorities. ITU-D Study Groups are responsible for developing Reports, Guidelines, and Recommendations based on input received from the membership. Information is gathered through surveys, contributions and case studies and is made available for easy access by the membership using content management and web publication tools. The Study Groups examine specific task-oriented telecommunication/ICT questions of priority to developing countries, to support them in achieving their development goals.

Outputs agreed on in the ITU-D Study Groups, and related reference material, are used as input for the implementation of policies, strategies, projects and special initiatives in Member States. These activities also serve to strengthen the shared knowledge base of the membership. Sharing of topics of common interest is carried out through face-to-face meetings, online e-Forum and remote participation in an atmosphere that encourages open debate and exchange of information and for receiving input from experts on the topics under study.
 
ITU-D Study Group 1
The mandate of STUDY GROUP 1 on "Enabling environment, cybersecurity, ICT applications and Internet-related issues" is:

National telecommunication policies and strategies which best enable countries to benefit from the impetus of telecommunications/ICTs as an engine of sustainable growth, employment creation and economic, social and cultural development, taking into account matters of priority to developing countries. The work will include access policies to telecommunicati...
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The mandate of STUDY GROUP 1 on "Enabling environment, cybersecurity, ICT applications and Internet-related issues" is:

National telecommunication policies and strategies which best enable countries to benefit from the impetus of telecommunications/ICTs as an engine of sustainable growth, employment creation and economic, social and cultural development, taking into account matters of priority to developing countries. The work will include access policies to telecommunications/ICTs, in particular access by persons with disabilities and with special needs, as well as telecommunication/ICT network security.

Tariff policies and tariff models for next-generation networks, convergence issues, universal access to broadband fixed and mobile services, impact analysis and application of cost and accounting principles, taking into account the results of the studies carried out by ITU-T and ITU-R, and the priorities of developing countries.
FINAL REPORTS FOR THE 2010-2014 STUDY PERIOD
Reports and Guidelines for ITU-D Study Group 1 Questions
The reports are now available for download.

Reports and Guidelines for ITU-D Study Group 2 Questions
The reports are now available for download.
 
EVENTS IN 2014
First meeting of ITU-D Study Group 1 (2014-2018 study period)
15 - 19 September 2014, Switzerland [Geneva]
EVENTS IN 2013
Rapporteur Group Meetings for Study Group 1 Questions 7-3/1, 10-3/1, 12-3/1, 18-2/1, 19-2/1, 20-1/1, 22-1/1, 23/1, 24/1
16-26 April 2013, Switzerland [Geneva]
Fourth Meeting of ITU-D Study Group 1
9-13 September 2013, Switzerland [Geneva]
CORRESPONDENCE GROUP ON THE ELABORATION OF A WORKING DEFINITION OF THE TERM "ICT"
Website for the Correspondence Group on the Elaboration of a Working Definition of the Term "ICT".
First meeting of ITU-D Study Group 1 (2014-2018 study period)
15 - 19 September 2014, Switzerland [Geneva]
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