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World Telecommunication
Policy Forum (WTPF 2001)

31 January 2001

GENEVA        7 – 9 MARCH 2001  




Draft agenda


1          Inauguration of the third World Telecommunication Policy Forum

2           Election of the Chairman

3           Opening remarks and presentations

4           Organization of the work of the Forum

5           Presentation of the Secretary-General's report

6           Discussion of the Secretary-General's report

7           Consideration of draft opinions

a)      the general implications of IP Telephony for the ITU membership with respect to: the telecommunications policies and regulations of ITU Member States;  the implications of IP Telephony for developing countries, particularly with respect to policies and regulatory frameworks, as well as technical and economic aspects;  the impact of IP Telephony on the operations of Sector Members, notably in terms of the financial challenges and commercial opportunities it presents;

b)      actions to assist Member States and Sector Members in adapting to the changes in the telecommunication environment due to the emergence of IP Telephony, including analysing the current situation (e.g., by case studies) and formulating possible cooperative actions involving ITU Member States and Sector Members to facilitate adaptation to the new environment;

c)      actions to assist Member States and Sector Members in meeting the human resource development challenges presented by new telecommunication technologies such as IP Telephony, in particular, skills shortages and the need for education, and technology transfer.

8           Adoption of the Chairman's report and opinions

9           Other business

10         Closure of the third World Telecommunication Policy Forum



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