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Public consultation opens for World Conference on International
Stakeholders from across industry, civil society
and general public are encouraged to make their voices heard
Geneva, 15 August 2012 – The public consultation process for
WCIT-12 opened today, with interested parties able to make their written
contributions to the WCIT-12 discussions via ITU’s website in any of the six
official UN languages.
The site opened for contributions today at 15:00 CET. It can be accessed at
The site is the result of a decision by ITU Council on 11 July 2012 to make a
draft of the
principal input document to the WCIT-12 conference publicly accessible, and
to establish a website where all stakeholders can express their views and
opinions on the content of that document or any other matter related to WCIT.
There is no restriction on the number of contributions any party may make,
and contributions may be either nominative or anonymous.
The site will remain open for contributions until 3 November 2012, 23.59
hours CET (Geneva time). These inputs will then be made available to ITU’s 193
Member States, which have been urged to consider and take account of submitted
content in their preparations for WCIT-12.
WCIT-12 is a landmark global treaty-making conference that will define the
general principles for the provision and operation of international
telecommunications networks around the world.
An FAQ and comprehensive set of Background Briefs covering the main topics
likely to be discussed at the conference can be found at:
The main conference preparatory document can be found at:
The current ITRs can be found at:
The WCIT-12 Newsroom can be found at:
For more information, please contact:
Head, Communication and Partnership Promotion
Chief, Media Relations and Public Information