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Sixth World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum

​​​​​​​​​​​​As set out in Resolution 2 (Rev. Dubai, 2018), the purpose of the World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF) is to provide a venue for exchanging views and information and thereby creating a shared vision among policy-makers worldwide on the issues arising from the emergence of new telecommunication/ICT services and technologies, and to consider any other policy issue in telecommunications/ICTs which would benefit from a global exchange of views, in addition to the adoption of opinions reflecting common viewpoints.

By Decision 611 (R​ev. Council 2020)​​, the 2019 Session of ITU Council decided that the theme for WTPF-21 will be “Policies for mobilizing new and emerging telecommunications/ICTs for sustainable development” and that the WTPF-21 would discuss how new and emerging digital technologies and trends are enablers of the global transition to the digital economy. Themes for consideration would include AI, IoT, 5G, Big Data, OTTs etc. and focus on opportunities, challenges and policies to foster sustainable development.​


At its 2019 Session, ITU Council adopted Decision 611 (Rev. Council 2020)​ related to the Sixth World Telecommunication/Information and Communication Technology Policy Forum (WTPF-21).

It decided to convene the sixth WTPF in Geneva, Switzerland, for a duration of three days with the following agenda:

1. Inauguration of the sixth World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum
2. Election of the chairman
3. Opening remarks and presentations
4. Organization of the work of the WTPF
5. Presentation of the Secretary-General’s report
6. Presentation of comments by the membership on the report
7. Discussion
8. Consideration of draft opinions
9. Adoption of the chairman’s report and opinions
10. Other business​