During the first week of the Plenipotentiary Conference, time will be allocated to high-ranking delegates from ITU Member States, for the most part Ministers responsible for telecommunications, who have expressed their wish to deliver statements in Plenary on general policy issues related to the basic functions/missions/objectives of the Union.

In light of the heavy workload of PP-18 and the three-week time-frame within which it must complete its work, such policy statements will be limited to one speaker per delegation. As per Council 2017 decision, statements will be sharply limited to three minutes. The delegate will speak from his/her seat.


Guidelines to support delegations in the preparation of policy statements for PP-18 will be published in due course. 

Request a slot

Requests for policy statement slots will be accepted from 1 May 2018.