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Annex 1

Model for drafting recommendations

ITU-D (general terminology applicable to all recommendations),

The World Telecommunication Development Conference (terminology only applicable to recommendations approved at a WTDC),


This section should contain various general background references giving the reasons for the study. The references should normally refer to ITU documents and/or resolutions.


This section should contain specific factual background statements such as "the sovereign right of each Member State" or studies which have formed a basis for the work.

taking into account

This section should detail other factors that have to be considered, such as national laws and regulations, regional policy decisions and other applicable global issues.


This section should indicate generally accepted items or information that support the recommendation.


This section should contain details of factors that form the basis of the recommendation. These could include objectives of government regulatory policy, choice of financing sources, ensuring fair competition, etc.


This section should contain a general sentence, leading into detailed action points:

specific action point

specific action point

specific action point


Note that the above list of action verbs is not exhaustive. Other action verbs may be used when appropriate. Existing recommendations provide examples.


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