A delegation from the National Telecom Regulatory Authority has taken part in the meetings of the ITU Council’s working groups, from the 12 – 18th June. The meetings included deliberations and discussions concerning various topics, in continuation of the work that took place in the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Meeting, held in the Turkish coastal city of Antalya in 2006. The Council Working Groups that shall meet during this period are the following:
- 12-13 June 2007: Security definitions and terminology
- 13-14 June 2007: WG-WSIS
- 15th June 2007: Participation of Stakeholders in ctivities related to WSIS
- 18 June 2007: Management & Budget
The first working group, concerned with Security Definition and Terminology discusses the issue of Internet security, its definitions and terminology, while the second working group – the Working Group on the WSIS – addresses the recommendations and outcomes of the World Summit on Information Society. The working group on the Participation of Stakeholders in activities related to WSIS seeks to examine the issue of membership in the Union and the advantages/disadvantages of including the participation of civil society organizations, while the Management and Budget group deals with the possible methods of streamlining the managerial structure and reducing budgetary costs on the Union.
The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) shall represent the government of Egypt the scheduled meetings of the aforementioned study groups, demonstrating the Egypt’s resolve in continuing and maintaining its active participation in the various activities of the union. The NTRA maintains its keen interest in the ongoing discussions that take place within the various fora of the union.
It is worth noting that Egypt took part in the proceedings of the Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey; whereby the head of the Egyptian delegation, Dr. Amr Badawy, the executive president of NTRA, gave an important press briefing outlining the broad policy implemented in the Telecommunications Sector in Egypt. Thus, Egypt’s participation in these ongoing working groups come as a continuation of its efforts in Antalya PP-06.
For more information about the sessions of the working groups:
For more information about the Plenipotentiary Conference 2006 (Antalya, Turkey)