The ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) was
established by Resolution 2 of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994). Its purpose
is to provide a forum where ITU Member States and Sector Members can discuss and exchange
views and information on emerging telecommunication policy and regulatory matters arising
from the changing telecommunication environment. Although the WTPF shall not produce
prescriptive regulatory outcomes or outputs with binding force, it shall prepare reports
and, where appropriate, opinions for consideration by Members and relevant ITU meetings.
In its 2000 session, the ITU Council,
decided to convene the third World
Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) in Geneva, from 7-9 March 2001 on the
theme of Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony. In
conjunction with the WTPF, a special day-long Information Session on IP Telephony
was held on 6th March.