RESOLUTION COM5/7 (Antalya, 2006)

Study of definitions and terminology relating to building confidence
and security in the use of information and communication technologies

The Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (Antalya, 2006),

aware

a) that one of the purposes of the Union is to maintain and extend international cooperation among all its Member States for the improvement and rational use of telecommunications of all kinds;

b) that another of the purposes of the Union is to promote the development of technical facilities and their most efficient operation with a view to improving the efficiency of telecommunication services, increasing their usefulness,

recalling

the outcomes of both phases of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) regarding this issue,

noting

a) the importance of building confidence and security in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as highlighted in WSIS;

b) that there is an urgent need to find common language and develop agreed definitions of terms pertaining to building confidence and security in the use of ICTs;

c) the ongoing work carried out by organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in relation to building confidence and security in the use of ICTs,

recognizing

the ongoing work by the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) and the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) on matters related to building confidence and security in the use of ICTs,

resolves to instruct the extraordinary session of the Council to be held during this conference

to establish a working group of the Council, open to all Member States and Sector Members, with the following terms of reference:

i) to study the issue of terminology related to building confidence and security in the use of ICTs, and to examine and develop definitions and descriptions in this regard, as appropriate;

ii) to report to the Council annually on its progress with respect to the issues referred to above;

iii) to prepare a final report, at the latest by the 2009 session of the Council, including possible amendments to the ITU Constitution and Convention, for transmission to the 2010 plenipotentiary conference;

iv) to consider the work of the relevant ITU-T and ITU-D study groups on the matter;

v) to liaise with relevant Council working groups dealing with terminology,

instructs the Secretary-General and the Directors of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau and Telecommunication Development Bureau

to make available the necessary facilities and resources in order to enable the working group to carry out its tasks, within available financial resources,

instructs the Secretary-General

to submit to Member States a report on the final results of the study in due time to allow Member States to prepare their proposals to the 2010 plenipotentiary conference.