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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At the kind invitation of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) of Bhutan, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), organizes the Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2018 for Asia and Pacific (RRS-18-Asia&Pacific), to be held in Thimphu, Bhutan from 23 to 28 July 2018.

​​RRS-18-Asia&Pacific will be held in the following format (see Draft Programme):


The lectures and discussions during RRS-18-Asia&Pacific will be in English only.


The seminar will be conducted in a "paperless" environment, i.e. the seminar documentation is available on this page (see 2nd Tab right: Download Resources, on the right side). Given the amount of practical work expected during the workshops, participants are required to bring their laptops, performing the set of minimal specifications detailed on this webpage.


Member States, ITU-R Sector Members, Associates and Academia from the Asia and Pacific countries are invited to attend the RRS-18-Asia&Pacific. Attendance to this seminar is free of charge for their representatives.

Registration for this event is carried out exclusively online, through their respective designated focal point (DFP). The list of DFPs for ITU-R Activities, including this Seminar, is available at (TIES protected).

Advance registration of all participants is strongly advised. Unannounced participants might face further delays at the on-site registration desk. For those Member States/Sector Members wishing to modify the indicated DFP or for any further information, please contact the ITU-R Delegate Registration Unit at

Venue, Accommodation and Visas

Information on the seminar venue, accommodation, visa matters and other practical arrangements are provided on the "General Information" document, available on this web page (see 1st Tab right: information).

Please take note that citizens of some countries are required to obtain a visa in order to enter in Bhutan. Please refer to instructions in this regard on the above-mentioned document.

Please make sure you are registered through your Focal Point before you begin your visa process. Once you are registered, the host will assist you with the visa formalities.


Recognizing the difficulties faced by low-income countries, the ITU offers one partial fellowship per eligible country in the Asia and Pacific Region, with priority given to requests coming from least developed countries (LDCs). Fellowships should be requested by designated focal points during the online registration process (see "Registration" above) and must be submitted before Friday, 29 June 2018.​