Supplement 5 to Recommendation ITU-T E.164 reviews and examines the idea of harmonizing an approach to the selection of national numbers on a global basis. National Administrations are invited to consider such global harmonization of numbers associated with helplines, specifically those helplines that are aimed at providing assistance for children.
Statement by Nigeria:
Nigeria stated that there is a need for Administrations to note that, while it is feasible that if a user were to dial 116 111 the system would be capable of accepting this as a call to 116, the reverse is not applicable since it is not feasible that if a user dials 116, the system would be capable of accepting this as a call to 116 111 and therefore will not direct the call accordingly as desired. Based on the above, the ITU should call for a better harmonizable global number, for the Study Period 2009-2012.