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Global Standards Symposium

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The third Global Standards Symposium will take place on 24 October 2016 in Hammamet, Tunisia, one day prior to WTSA-16. The event will bring together thought leaders in the standardization sphere to discuss how standards efforts could best integrate the consideration of security, privacy and trust.  

The first Global Standards Symposium was held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 20 October 2008 prior to the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-08). The event examined global ICT standards challenges, such as accessibility, climate change and collaboration among standards development organizations.

The second Global Standards Symposium was held on 19 November 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It focused on the intersection of the ICT sector with other vertical sectors such as health care, utilities, and transport. 
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Steering Committee

A steering committee will be convened to help draft the report of the GSS conclusions to WTSA-16. The committee will work through electronic means and will hold conference calls as required.

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