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Expert Group on ITRs


OVERVIEW


PP Resolution 146 (Rev. Dubai, 2018) instructs the Secretary-General to reconvene an EG-ITR, open to the ITU Member States and Sector Members, with terms of reference and working methods established by the ITU Council, to review those regulations.

The 2019 Session of ITU Council modified Resolution 1379​: Expert Group on the International Telecommunication Regulations (EG-ITRs).

TERMS OF REFERENCE


PP Resolution 146 (Rev. Dubai, 2018)​  instructs​ the Council to review and revise, at its 2019 session, the terms of reference for EG-ITR. Therefore, at its 2019 session, the ITU Council approved the following Terms of reference:

​1 On the basis of contributions submitted by Member States, Sector Members and inputs from the Directors of the Bureaux if necessary, the EG-ITRs shall undertake a comprehensive review of the ITRs.

2 The EG-ITRs shall undertake a provision-by-provision examination of the ITRs, focusing on the 2012 ITRs, taking into account new trends in telecommunications/ICT and emerging issues in international telecommunications/ICT environment.

3 The review should include, among others:

a) applicability of the provisions of the ITRs in fostering the provision and development of international telecommunication/ICT services and networks;
b) flexibility of, or lack thereof, the provisions of the ITRs to accommodate new trends in telecommunications/ICT and emerging issues in international telecommunications/ICT environment;

4 The EG-ITRs will present a progress report reflecting all views on the ITRs review to Council 2020 and Council 2021, and a final report to Council 2022 for examination and submission to the 2022 Plenipotentiary Conference with the Council’s comments.​​

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