WTISD 2019: Call for action
As per Resolution 123 (Rev. Dubai 2018), ITU is committed to bridging the standardization gap by supporting developing countries in their efforts to enhance their capacity to participate in the development and implementation of international standards.
ITU calls upon Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academia, small- and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries, the leadership of ITU study groups and advisory groups, and the leadership and staff of the ITU Secretariat:
Relevant academic institutions are invited:
- to commemorate WTISD-2019 and raise awareness of the importance of “Bridging the Standardization Gap".
Member States and Sector
- to develop and offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses on standardization;
- to develop studies on the relationship between standardization and innovation.
Member States are invited:
- to make financial and in-kind voluntary contributions to ITU for bridging the standardization gap;
- to undertake concrete actions to support ITU's initiatives;
- to work with ITU and relevant academic organizations to enhance capacity building in the standardization field;
- to proactively use the web-based and other tools consolidated by ITU such as guidelines, recommendations, technical reports, best practices and use cases to hasten the transfer of knowledge.
Regions are invited:
- to study the possibility of implementing "National Standardization Secretariats", taking into account the guidelines provided under ITU's Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG) programme, in particular in developing countries;
- to continue the creation of national and regional standardization bodies, as appropriate, and encourage the involvement of these entities in ITU standardization work and the coordination of meetings with ITU regional groups, mainly to enable developing countries to communicate about their standardization priorities and requirements;
- to encourage their experts, in particular young and women experts, to join ITU activities and events organized for developing standards.
- to host standardization meetings as well as events (forums, workshops, etc.) related to ITU standardization activities in particular in developing countries;
- to encourage and facilitate experts from small- and medium-sized enterprises, academia and relevant actors, in particular young and women experts, to participate in ITU's standardization activities.
- to take an active part in the activities of regional groups within ITU study groups and support regional organizations in establishing frameworks to stimulate regions' participation in international standardization activities;
- to create regional standardization bodies, as appropriate, and encourage joint and coordinated meetings of such bodies with regional groups within ITU study groups.