trends and developments analyzed in the part devoted to Environmental
analysis illustrate the multilateral nature of key ITU
activities. Since the most basic purpose of the Union is to maintain and extend
international cooperation between all its members for the improvement and
rational use of telecommunications, the central goal of the Union's strategy
must be to take this into account and strengthen multilateral cooperation in
areas where its effectiveness may be in question. To this end, the following
priority actions are proposed:
the implications of the large increase in workload for preparation of,
participation in and follow-up work of WRCs, and taking appropriate
enhancing the structure of ITU-R through clarification of the roles of
the RAG, RA and WRC, and in particular establishing clearer linkages
between advisory, decision-making and budgetary responsibilities.
high-quality Recommendations quickly in response to market demands.
participation and enhancing involvement by non-administration entities
in the Sector's standardization process.
Recommendations to achieve accounting rate reform and proposing means to
encourage their implementation.
new approaches to the provision of multilateral telecommunication
assistance, inter alia by
building partnerships for telecommunication development in priority
areas, with special emphasis on telecommunication sector restructuring,
regulatory reform, finance and resource mobilization, technology
applications and human resources development.
the world telecommunication policy forum (WTPF) as a forum convened on
an ad hoc basis for developing a non-binding shared vision on
cross-sectoral policy issues.
agreed by the membership, developing innovative mechanisms for
international cooperation outside the formal structures defined in the
Constitution and Convention (e.g. MoUs).
on the need to revise the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR)
to take account of developments in the telecommunication environment,
particularly the WTO agreements.
cooperative participation to an increasing number of administrations and
organizations, by encouraging the participation of Member States not
currently active in ITU activities, encouraging and facilitating the
participation of additional entities and organizations, including small
or narrowly-focused entities, and increasing coordination and
cooperation with other relevant international and regional