ITU maintains an active workshop programme to disseminate information and know-how, often in collaboration
with partner organizations. The New Initiatives Programme and Shaping Tomorrow's Networks Programme
have conducted workshops on key issues including IP telephony, the promotion of broadband, regulation of IP-enabled NGN,
spectrum management and the future of voice.
Most ITU meetings are open to participation by external participants and interested stakeholders. A grow- ing number of
ITU-T workshops are held with other organizations (Figure 4). ITU-T has a longstanding cooperation with standards
development organizations through the Global Standards Collaboration. ITU continues to forge partnerships with
forums, consortia and other organizations relevant to its work. ITU will hold an international symposium on ICTs and
Climate Change in April 2008.
In 2007, ITU organized a highly successful Regional Radiocommunication Seminar in Abu Dhabi, UAE, with over 100
participants from 19 countries. Experts from the Radiocommunication Bureau examined the complex provisions of the Radio
Regulations (RR) and related Rules of Procedures for the benefit of attendees, and trained participants in the use of
software tools for the efficient application of the RR.