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Review Committee Terms of Reference
  1. Examine the adequacy of the current structure of the ITU-T to facilitate Sector's continued evolution as well as deal with the increasing demands for timely and appropriate results to meet the market demand taking account of the current and future standardisation environment.
  2. Review the current coordination and collaborations mechanisms with other standards bodies and propose improvements.
  3. Review existing models for collaboration between ITU-T and other standards bodies, given the accelerated rate of change in the worldwide standardization landscape, and the rapidly evolving needs of consumers/users of global standards.
  4. Identify and propose new modalities for cooperation and collaboration based on mutual respect and recognition of evolving roles and responsibilities in the standards sphere.
  5. To identify ways and means to enhance cooperation with other standard bodies with a view to minimize conflict of their standards with ITU-T standards.
  6. Develop and propose recommendations for a set of principles for standards development within ITU-T that facilitate interoperability and promote further innovation.
  7. Develop a work plan by which to conduct the review and structure of the report.
  8. Conduct its initial review in a timely manner so as to provide input to TSAG for the preparation of the ITU-T's strategic plan in accordance with Convention Article 14A.
  9. The Review Committee is established by this assembly and shall present its report to WTSA-16 without changes through TSAG. In addition, the Review Committee shall report its progress to TSAG on a regular basis and take into account the comments made by TSAG on the progress report.
  10. Taking into account the role and functions of TSAG, as outlined in Convention Article 14A, the review committee shall provide reports to TSAG, with a view toward, inter alia , identifying any specific actions which could be undertaken or implemented in the near term, and/or those which could be conveyed by means of a report from the TSB Director for decision by the Plenipotentiary Conference.
  11. The review committee is open to:
    1. ITU-T Member States, Sector Members, and Academia1
    2. representatives of other organizations not covered in a) above, to join the meetings where subject matters of these other organizations are discussed, together withother experts, including Associates, invited by the Chairman in consultation with the vice-chairmen and the TSB Director;
  12. To enhance participation of regions, the Review Committee shall work with the existing ITU regional groups, including, ITU-T Regional Study Groups, and take into consideration their contributions. The Review Committee shall coordinate with the TSB Director, to ensure fellowships for one participant from each eligible developing country.
  13. The Review Committee shall operate in English or the six official languages if so requested. Reports to TSAG shall be translated in the six official languages of the Union.
  14. The meetings of the Review Committee shall be paperless and shall make use of electronic working methods according to Resolution 32.
  15. This Review Committee shall meet immediately prior to TSAG.
  16. The duration of each review committee meeting shall not exceed three working days.
  17. The management team of this Review Committee shall consist of a chairman and up to six vice-chairmen taking into account of equitable geographical distribution.
  18. The final report of the Review Committee shall be translated and made available to the final TSAG meeting before WTSA-16. The review committee shall end in 2016 unless WTSA-16 decides to renew it.


1 In accordance with Resolution 169 (Guadalajara, 2010), Admission of academia, universities and their associated research establishments to participate in the work of the three Sectors of the Union, academia should not have a role in decision-making.