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About RPM Arab States

The Regional Preparatory Meeting for WTDC-21 for Arab States (RPM-ARB) took place virtually from 7 to 8 April 2021.

In line with Resolution 31 (Rev. Hyderabad, 2010), the Regional Preparatory Meetings (RPMs) aim at engaging the membership in the preparations of the World Telecommunication Developm​​​ent Conference 2021 (WTDC-21) in order to achieve regional coordination before the conference itself. They also seek to identify issues at the regional level that need to be addressed to foster the development of telecommunications and ICTs, taking into account the most pressing needs faced by the Member States and Sector Members of the region.

Outcomes of RPMs will be consolidated at the inter-regional coordination meeting and discussed at TDAG 2021. The outcomes of TDAG will be submitted to WTDC-21 as draft documents for consideration. ​

Draft Agenda


Opening ceremony


Election of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman


Adoption of the agenda and time management plan


Digital Trends Arab Region​​


Reporting on the implementation of the WTDC-17 Buenos Aires Action Plan (including the Regional Initiatives), and contribution to the implementation of the WSIS Plan of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Report on the implementation of outcomes of other ITU Conferences, Assemblies and meetings related to ITU-D work: PP-18, WRC-19, RA-19, and WTSA-16


Preparations for WTDC-21


Report of the TDAG Working Group on WTDC Preparations (TDAG-WG-Prep)


Report of the TDAG Working Group on WTDC Resolutions, Declaration and Thematic Priorities (TDAG-WG-RDTP)


TDAG Working Group on Strategic and Operational Plans (TDAG-WG-SOP)


Identification of regional priority areas


Other business

Media Centre
  • ​Speeches
  • Press Releases

Mr Adel Darwish
ITU Regional Director for the Arab region
phone: +41 79 249 4879