World Telecommunication Development Conferences (WTDCs) are convened in the period between two Plenipotentiary Conferences to consider topics, projects and programmes relevant to telecommunication development. WTDCs set the strategies and objectives for the development of telecommunication/ICT, providing future direction and guidance to the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D).
The forth coming World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17) will be convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 9 to 20 October 2017.
The theme of WTDC-17 is "ICT for Sustainable Development Goals" - ICT④SDGs.
Expected outcomes of WTDC-17 include a Declaration reinforcing the political support for the mission and strategic objectives of ITU-D; an ITU-D Contribution to the ITU Strategic Plan for 2020-2023; and an ITU-D Action Plan comprising regional initiatives, new and revised resolutions and recommendations to support the fulfilment of the Sector’s objectives, and new and revised Questions to be studied by ITU-D study groups.
The 39th Session of the APT Management Committe decided to establish the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 (APT-WTDC17) to assist APT Members to prepare for a World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 (WTDC-17) in coordinating issues of regional interest and preparing coordinated regional contributions to the Conference.
Terms of Reference:
The Terms of Reference of the APT Preparatory Group for the WTDC are as follows:
Structure of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 was established at the 1st Preparatory Meeting. The structure of the Working Groups and the name of office bearers are shown below.
|APT WTDC Preparatory Group||
Mr. Charles Punaha
(Papua New Guinea)
Mr. Kishore Babu GSC Yerraballa
Mr. Mutsuharu Nakajima
Programme, Study Groups and
Dr. A.R. Sharafat
Mr. Nguyen Quy Quyen
Mr. Guolei Cai
(Peoples's Republic China)
Regional Initiatives, WSIS, SDGs and
Connect 2020 Agenda
Mr. Joseph McCarroll
Ms. Seonmin Mina Jun
(Republic of Korea)
Ms. Kalaya Chinatiworn
ITU-D Strategic Plan and other Issues
not covered by WG1 and WG2
Ms. Eunice Lim
Mr. Eiji Ishida
Mr. Iraj Mokarrami
2nd Meeting of APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 (APT WTDC17-2), 20-22 February 2017, Papua New Guinea
1st Meeting of APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17 (APT WTDC17-1), 2 August 2016, Singapore
Working Methods of APT-WTDC (Approved by MC-40)
12/49 Soi 5, Chaeng Watthana Road, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Thailand