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Invitation to Member States and ITU-D Sector Members of the Europe Region



Geneva, 21 September 2009




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Emamgholi Behdad
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Svein Tenningas

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Regional Preparatory Meetings for the Europe region (RPM-EUR), Andorra la Vella, Andorra, 1-3 December 2009


Dear Sir/Madam, 
 I have pleasure in inviting you to participate in the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Europe Region (RPM‑EUR) for the 2010 World Telecommunication Development Conference, to be held in Andorra la Vella, from 1-3 December 2009 at the kind invitation of the Government of Andorra.

Regional Preparatory Meetings are organized in response to Resolution 31 (Rev. Doha, 2006) in a bid to achieve greater regional coordination and engage Members in the WTDC-10 process early on. They also seek to identify issues, at the regional level, that need to be addressed to foster the development of telecommunications and of information technologies, taking into account the expression of pressing needs facing the Member States and Sector Members of the region.

The RPM-EUR is expected to draw up recommendations on carefully selected top priority areas identified as essential for the ICT development of the countries of the region, within which Study Group Questions, programmes, projects and regional initiatives can be identified for consideration by WTDC‑10. To this end, to facilitate effective preparations by the Members of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D), a very focused RPM-EUR agenda based on the general framework provided by the preliminary draft WTDC-10 agenda has been prepared and is found in Annex I.

To enable advance preparations by delegations and in light of the constraints derived from the schedule of all activities of the Development Sector, a deadline has been set for the submission of proposals and contributions on the items of the draft agenda to 2 November 2009 at the latest to ensure timely processing including translation and to facilitate preparations by delegations.

Registration will be made exclusively online at:

Pre-registration can be done until Thursday, 26 November 2009.

Practical information relating to the meeting will shortly be available on the website at

We stand ready to work closely with the members, including the regional telecommunication organizations, in order to facilitate the consolidation of proposals and achieve the expected output, based on priorities and requirements.

I very much look forward to your inputs to this process to ensure that the Action Plan to be prepared by WTDC-10 is an effective and viable tool to guide our work in the coming years to meet the needs of countries of the Europe region based on the top priorities you will have set.


Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid



-        Administrations of ITU Member States of the Europe region

-        ITU-D Sector Members of the Europe region

-        United Nations

-        Regional telecommunication organizations

-        Intergovernmental organizations operating satellite systems

-        Specialized agencies of the United Nations

-        International Atomic Energy Agency



  Document RPM-EUR09/01E

4 September 2009

Original: English
SOURCE Telecommunication Development Bureau
TITLE Draft agenda
1. Opening Ceremony  
2. Election of the Chairman  
3. Election of the Vice-chairman  
4. Approval of the agenda RPM-EUR09/01
5. Consideration of the Time Management Plan RPM-EUR09/DT01
6. Implementation of the Doha Action Plan (WTDC-06) and of the WSIS Plan of Action RPM-EUR09/02
7. ICT Development status in the region: challenges and opportunities  
8. A fresh look on ITU-D activities RPM-EUR09/06
9. Proposals for Programmes and Study Group Questions See RPM-EUR09/DT02
10. Priority setting for Regional Initiatives See RPM-EUR09/DT02
11. Other business  

S. Al-Basheer Al-Morshid


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