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Public consultation opens for World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)

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 www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Pages/public.aspx

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: www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Pages/WCIT-backgroundbriefs.aspx.

The main conference preparatory document can be found at: www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Documents/draft-future-itrs-public.pdf.

The current ITRs can be found at: www.itu.int/oth/T3F01000001.

The WCIT-12 Newsroom can be found at: www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Pages/newsroom.aspx.

For more information, please contact:

Paul Conneally
Head, Communication and Partnership Promotion
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Sarah Parkes
Chief, Media Relations and Public Information
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