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Public Consultation on ITU’s Strategic Plan for 2016-2019

Call for Contributions to ITU's Strategic Plan 2016-2019

canazza.jpgIn June, ITU Council launched a public consultation process on the development of a new ITU Strategic Plan for 2016-2019, which will be approved at ITU’s next Plenipotentiary Conference, to be held in Busan, Korea, in October 2014.

The ITU Council Working Group for the Elaboration of the Draft Strategic Plan and the draft Financial Plan for the Union for 2016-2019 is mandated to develop a coordinated draft of this strategic plan. To do this well, it is vitally important to consider everyone’s opinions, ideas and proposals on where ITU should prioritize its efforts in the post-2015 era.

To this end, our Council Working Group agreed during its second meeting in Geneva (13-14 November 2013), on conducting a Public Consultation on the working documents of the glossary, the structure and the Chairman’s contribution on the elaboration of the ITU 2016-2019 Strategic Plan. In preparing for the discussions of the next meeting of the Council Working Group, we are asking for your inputs to the debate.
This public consultation is a great opportunity for all voices to be heard, and demonstrates ITU’s openness, transparency and inclusiveness in its planning processes. ITU – with its commitment to connecting the world – continues to help to bring everyone online, ensuring that the global communications infrastructure runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible, and enabling everybody to access the benefits of ICTs and assisting in mitigating new risks.
We strongly believe in the engagement of all stakeholders in the preparation of the ITU 2016-2019 Strategic Plan. We encourage all interested parties to provide inputs via our online platform or submit your written contributions directly by email to  by January 31, 2014.
I look forward to receiving lots of opinions and ideas from all stakeholders, and will ensure that they are heard and considered in the discussions at the next Council Working Group meeting in February 2014.