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ITU Regional Presence for Asia and the Pacific

International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as a UN specialized agency for telecommunications/information and communication technologies (ICT), has been serving its members in such main areas as radiocommunication, standardization and development of telecommunications/ICT through its three Sectors - Radiocommunication (ITU-R), Telecommunication Standardization (ITU-T) and Telecommunication Development (ITU-D). ITU founded in 1865 has 193 Member States as well as over 700 Sector Members and Associates, while having its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as 4 regional offices and 7 areas offices worldwide.


Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand, and its Area offices in Jakarta, Indonesia, which have been serving some 40 Member States as well as over 70 Sector Members and Associates, for affordable and sustainable access to and use of telecommunications/ICT infrastructure and applications through assisting members for inclusive information and knowledge society with various development initiatives and projects based on public-private-people’s partnership as well as South-South and multi-stakeholders' cooperation.

The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific has been hosted by the Government of Thailand at Bangkok since 27 November 1992. The Area Office for South-East Asia is hosted by the Government of Indonesia at Jakarta since 27 November 1984.


Upcoming 2014 Events

ITU Asia-Pacific Centres of Excellence Training on “Strategic Costing and Business Planning for Quadplay”
13-22 August 2014
Bangkok, Thailand
ITU Regional Standardization Forum for the Asia and Pacific
25 August 2014
Bangkok, Thailand
ASEAN-ITU Seminar on ICT Accessibility and Assistive Technologies for Equity in Society
25-26 August 2014
Bangkok, Thailand
ITU-IDA Executive Training Program
25-29 August 2014
ITU-D Regional Economic and Financial Forum of Telecommunications/ICTs for Asia and Pacific
1-2 September 2014
Yangon, Myanmar
ITU Asia-Pacific Centres of Excellence Training on “Interactive Multimedia Services and Pay TV”
9 - 10 September 2014
Hanoi, Vietnam
ITU/NBTC International Satellite Symposium
18-19 Sep 2014
Bangkok, Thailand
ITU/COAI Regional Workshop on Towards Smartly Digital Asia-Pacific 2020: Harnessing Broadband Opportunities for Sustainable Development
[Sep 2014]
4th ITU Green Standards Week
22-26 September 2014
Beijing, China
Regional Training on Smart Sustainable Cities
29 September - 2 October 2014
Bangkok, Thailand
ITU-ABU Pacific Media Partnership Conference 2014: Partnering for Broadcast Development
17-19 November 2014
Nadi, Fiji
Past 2014 Events
ITU Asia-Pacific Centres of Excellence Training on “Digital Broadcasting Technologies and Implementation”
5-7 February 2014
New Delhi, India
ITU Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on “IMT towards 2020 and beyond – Technology & Spectrum”
11 February 2014
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
INTERPOL-ITU-IMPACT Cybercrime Investigation Seminar
19 - 21 February 2014
IMPACT, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014
30 March - 10 April 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Girls in ICT Day
24 April 2014
Bangkok and other cities in the Asia-Pacific region
Follow-up on the Connect Asia-Pacific Summit and launch of a platform on "ICT for Development for the Asia-Pacific Region" (ICTD-ASP)
29-30 April 2014
Manila Philippines
ITU Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence Advanced Level Training on “Smart Technologies and Services in the LTE-Advanced Era”
13 - 16 May 2014
Busan, Republic of Korea
ITU Regional Radio Seminar (RRS) Asia-Pacific 2014
26-30 May 2014
Hanoi, Viet Nam
ITU/TRCSL Workshop on Network Cost Modelling Training for Mobile, NGN and Cable Landing Services
16-20 June 2014
Colombo, Sri Lanka
ITU MIIT Seminar 2014
30 June - 1 July 2014
Yinchuan, China
IPv6 Infrastructure Security
30 June - 4 July 2014
Bangkok, Thailand
4th ITU Asia-Pacific Regulators Roundtable (RR)
21-22 July 2014
Sydney, Australia

International Training Programme (ITP) 2014
23-25 July 2014
Sydney, Australia

2013 Asia-Pacific Events  |  More ITU Asia-Pacific events (2008 - 2012) More about ITU ASP CoE Programmes ...


Specific Country Actions: 2011

  • Action No. 11848
    Guidelines on Migration to NGN and Infrastructure Development in BANGLADESH

  • Action No. 11856
    Training on Frequency and Coverage Planning for Digital TV in LAO PDR.

  • Action No. 11969
    National Cybersecurity Strategies & Cyber-crime Legislation (multi-countries)

  • Action No. 11974
    Roadmap for e-Government Services Deployment (multi-countries)

  • Action No. 11975
    Development of Telecentre Toolkit (multi-countries)

  • Action No. 11914
    Costing Methodologies and Tariff Plan for CAMBODIA

  • Action No. 11915
    Broadband Masterplan and UAS Policy for FIJI

  • Action No. 11916
    Number Portability Policy and Strategies for VIET NAM

  • Action No. 12019
    Training on Quality of Service Monitoring and Enforcement in MALDIVES

  • Action No. 12020
    Capacity Building for Training Institute in AFGHANISTAN

  • Action No. 12021
    Study on Upgrade of Telecom Training Institute for PHILIPPINES

  • Action No. 11878
    Technical Assistance in Establishing a Government Network in the Federated States of Micronesia

  • Action No. 11879
    Institutional Strengthening for TIMOR LESTE

  • Action No. 11880
    Technical Assistance in Emergency Warning & Response in TUVALU

  • Action No. 11883
    Technical Assistance in Preparing Regulatory Guidelines on Broadband through Universal Service in NEPAL

  • Action No. 11884
    Establishment and Operational Support for Rural Telecentres in KIRIBATI

  • Action No. 11885
    Review of Telecommunications Regulations in BANGLADESH


Ongoing Projects

  • Project No. 9RAS09029
    ITU/NTC Project on Universal Service Obligation in Thailand

  • Project No. 9RAS09030
    ITU/ADB Project on Rural ICT Policy, Advocacy, Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing

  • Project No. 9RAS10035
    ITU/DBCDE Project on Asia-Pacific Regional Initiatives on Telecommunications

  • Project No. 2RAS08027
    ITU/STA Project on Rural / Outerh Island Communications in the Pacific

  • Project No. 9THA10012
    ITU/NTC Project on Licensee Monitoring and Compliance Framework

  • ITU/TRIDI Project on Human Capacity Building in Thailand

Regional Initiatives: 2011 - 2014

  • Regional Initiative #1
    Unique ICT Needs of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), and Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs)

  • Regional Initiative #2
    Emergency Telecommunications

  • Regional Initiative #3
    Digital Broadcasting

  • Regional Initiative #4
    Broadband Access and Uptake in Urban and Rural Areas

  • Regional Initiative #5
    Telecommunication/ICT Policy and Regulation in ASP

  • More details about the projects and regional initiatives ...

Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence (ASP CoE)

Visit ASP CoE Website, click here


Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence offers one of the best telecommunication/ICT training opportunities in the region through its five Nodes and their network of partners. The aim of this project is to build a self-dependent mechanism in the Asia-Pacific region that would impart the necessary skills and knowledge required in the dynamic telecommunication/ICT sector. The Nodes lead the design and implementation of a distinct training programme in consultation with ITU and offers face-to-face as well as on-line training seminars.

Nodes and their locations

Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence Coordinator

Mr. Ashish Narayan
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Tel: +66 2 574 8565


Ms. Tanitta Virayavanich ( )


For more details about Asia-Pacific Centres of Excellence and Training Course 2013,
please visit:


BDT Members in Asia and the Pacific Region

Timor Leste has become a new member of ITU making it the 192nd State Member of the Union and the 38th State Member of the Asia-Pacific Region. For the full list of BDT State Members and Sector Members in the Asia and the Pacific Region, please visit:

ITU-BDT has also launched "ITU-D Sector Members Portal", please visit:

For more information about ITU memberships and list of BDT Sector Members in the Asia-Pacific region ...

New! Impact Assessment of Common Services Centres in India (November 2013)


Readiness Assessment for Establishing a National CIRT (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal)



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