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Proposing a new Question

​To propose a new Question, please refer to Section 3 of WTDC Resolution 1 (Rev. Hyderabad, 2010): 

SECTION 3 – Proposal and adoption of new and revised Questions
15       Proposal of new and revised Questions
15.1 Proposed new Questions for ITU-D shall be submitted at least two months prior to a WTDC by Member States and Sector Members authorized to participate in the activities of the Sector.
15.2 However, an ITU-D study group may also propose new or revised Questions at the initiative of a member of that study group if there is consensus on the subject. These proposals shall be submitted to TDAG for endorsement.
15.3 Each proposed Question should state the reasons for the proposal, the precise objective of the tasks to be performed, the urgency of the study and any contacts to be established with the other two Sectors and/or other international or regional bodies. Authors of Questions should use the online template for the submission of new and revised Questions based on the outline found in Annex 3 to this resolution, in order to ensure that all relevant information is included.
16 Adoption of new and revised Questions by WTDC
16.1 Before a WTDC, TDAG shall meet to examine proposed new Questions and, if necessary, recommend amendments to take account of ITU-D's general development policy objectives and associated priorities.
16.2 At least one month before a WTDC, the Director of BDT shall communicate to Member States and Sector Members a list of the Questions proposed, together with any changes recommended by TDAG, and make these available on the ITU website.
17 Adoption of proposed new and revised Questions between two WTDCs
17.1 Between two WTDCs, Member States, Sector Members, and duly authorized entities and organizations participating in ITU-D activities may submit proposed new and revised Questions to the study group concerned.
17.2 Each proposed new and revised Question should be based on the template/outline referred to in § 15.3 above.
17.3 If the study group concerned agrees by consensus to study the proposed new and revised Question and some Member States, Sector Members or other duly authorized entities and organizations (normally at least four) have committed themselves to support the work (e.g. by contributions, provision of rapporteurs or editors and/or hosting of meetings), it shall address the draft text thereof to the Director of BDT with all the necessary information.
17.4 The Director, after endorsement by TDAG, shall inform Member States, Sector Members and other duly authorized entities of the new and revised Questions by circular.


Template/Outline available

The template/outline referred to in 17.2 above is available in Annex 3 of the mentioned Resolution and posted here in the six official languages and in Word format, for easy access:

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