agreement with the Chairman of Study Group 1 and with the Rapporteur
on Question 21/1, and as agreed at the Study Group 1 meeting in
September 2008, a Rapporteur’s Group meeting on Question 21/1 will
be organized in Cairo, Egypt, on 5 March 2009.
PROGRAMME OF THE MEETING
meeting will be organized in conjunction with the 7th ITU World
Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (WTI) Meeting, which will be held
in Cairo, 3-5 March 2009 (www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/wict09/index.html).
In the morning of 5 March, participants of the Rapporteur's Group on
Question 21/1 will have the opportunity to participate in a joint
session of the RGQ/WTI meeting dedicated to the measurement of the
impact of telecommunication development on the creation of
employment. Organized in the form of a panel, participants from both
meetings will be able to interact with a group of renowned
specialists in the field of employment in the telecommunication
sector, thus providing useful input to the work of the Rapporteur’s
Group on this subject.
the afternoon of 5 March, the regular session of the Rapporteur’s
Group meeting will be held with the Agenda (see annex). The
objective of the afternoon session is to make progress and possibly
finalize the Report on Question 21/1, the first draft of which can
reference, the title and the definition of the Question to be dealt
with and the documents so far available can be found on the ITU-D
Study Group 1
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE RAPPORTEUR’S GROUPS
Considering that the annual meeting of Study Groups in September
2009 will be the last one before WTDC-10 at which all the final
reports and the draft new programme of work of the Study Groups for
the next cycle will have to be approved, your participation and
contribution to the Question are essential.
accordance with ITU’s policy on reducing costs and the volume of
documentation, I would particularly encourage you to submit brief
and concise contributions, not exceeding five (5) pages.
Contributions must be submitted using exclusively the online form
Documents arriving after 25 January 2009 will be distributed in the
original language only. Delayed contributions will be accepted if
arriving at least seven days before the opening of the meeting. I
would suggest you to prepare a PowerPoint presentation to facilitate
the introduction of your document.
Interpretation and translation of documents will be provided, based
on the requests of participants. You are therefore invited to
indicate on the registration form whether you require languages
other than English by January 2009. Based on the requests made by
this deadline and provided there are at least five requests for a
given language, interpretation and translation will be provided in
the requested languages.
Registration will be carried out exclusively online. You will find
all the information for registering, requesting a fellowship for
eligible participants, for accessing the online form and the
Within the budget available, one fellowship per country may be
granted to participants from countries with a GDP per capita less
than 2'000 USD, with priority to Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Priority will be given to participants who will present a new
contribution of direct relevance to the outline of the Report.
to budgetary constraints, the countries beneficiaries of a
fellowship may have to contribute partly to the costs of the
fellowship. You are invited to submit your requests for fellowships
not later than 25 January 2009 by completing the online registration
and fellowship form. Please note that requests for fellowships
arriving after the fixed deadline will not be considered.
ACCOMMODATION AND VISA PROCEDURES
list of Cairo hotels located near the meeting venue can be found on
the ITU website
number of countries require entry visa for Egypt. For a list of
countries and related requirements, please see
here. For any
other information on the meeting, please visit the meeting’s website
These last meetings of Rapporteur’s Groups will be an essential
milestone in the process of preparing for the 2010 World
Telecommunication Development Conference and I therefore look
forward to your active participation of our membership in these
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Administrations of Member States of the ITU;
Observer, Resolution 99
ITU-D Sector Members;
ITU-D Associates in Study Group 1;
Contact Points of ITU-D Study Group 1.