The mission of the Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU), with the collaboration of the Sectors, is to assist the ITU and its membership to anticipate and analyze the strategic implications and challenges of an evolving telecommunications environment. It does this through a multidisciplinary approach to telecommunication policy issues that cuts across the Sectors, involving research, analysis, publications and the organization of forums and
workshops. The SPU shall not duplicate those activities that fall within the mandate assigned to one of the Sectors. The overall objective of the SPU is to adapt ITU's work programme to fast-emerging technology, policy and market trends.
number of the Strategy and Policy Unit's activities, in particular the
case studies, are carried out under the aegis of the
ITU New Initiatives Programme.
An overview of current SPU activities can be found on the main
Strategy and Policy Unit website.
Activities include conducting
telecommunication and Internet
country case studies; producing reports on
telecommunications and Internet policy
trends (under the ITU Internet Reports
series); organizing workshops and symposia;
and maintaining sound relations with industry, research
institutions, the media and the general public.
Speeches and Presentations
given by SPU Staff an be accessed here.