3rd Meeting of the APT Conference Preparatory Group for
World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (APG19-3)
- 16 March 2018, Perth, Australia
The 3rd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WRC-19
(APG19-3) was held from 12 to 16 March 2018 in Perth, Australia. The
meeting was hosted by the Department of Communications and the Arts,
Government of Australia, and arranged by Australian Communications and
Media Authority (ACMA). The meeting was addressed by Senator the
Honorable Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications and the Arts,
Australian Government, and inaugurated by Mr. Mike Mrdak, Secretary,
Department of Communications and the Arts, Australian Government.
The meeting was attended by nearly 400 delegates from APT
Members, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, ITU, Regional
Organizations and other related organizations involved in the preparation
for WRC-19. The objectives of the meeting were to update the
Preliminary Views of APT on WRC-19 Agenda Item based on outcomes of
APG19-2, study results of ITU-R Study Groups and contributions submitted
by APT Members. The meeting received a large number of input
contributions from APT Members on their preliminary views on WRC-19
Agenda Item. After extensive discussion at the level of Drafting Groups
and Working Parties, the meeting was able to update Preliminary Views of
APT on WRC-19 Agenda Item. Updated Preliminary Views are available on
APT website. The meeting also approved a Liaison Statement to ITU-R WP5A
on the issue of Draft CPM Report on WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.11.
APG19-4 will be held from 7 to 12 January 2019 in Republic
of Korea and APG19-5 from 31 July to 6 August 2019 in Japan.
Prior to APG19-3, “Training Workshop for International
Conferences - for APG / WRC” was
held from 8 to 9 March 2018 at the same venue. The workshop was organized
by APT in collaboration with the Australian Government and financially
supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, Japan
through the Extra-budgetary Contribution from Japan (EBC-J).
The workshop was attended by 29 trainees from 12 Members and
4 Affiliate Members. Ms. Cathy Rainsford, Assistant Secretary for
Spectrum and Security, Department of Communications and the Art,
Australian Government delivered an address at the opening session. The Chairman,
Vice-Chairman, Chairman of Working Group of APG as well as and
experienced specialists from APT Affiliate Members and ITU took part in
the training workshop as lecturers.
The objective of this training workshop was to provide an
opportunity for the new generation to learn about international
conferences, particularly, the APG / WRC. The training workshop consisted
of classroom lectures as well as exercise sessions which offered the
trainees a hands-on experience to take part in discussions and
negotiations at the international conferences. The trainees learned about
the APG / WRC from the informative lectures and actively participated in
the exercise sessions.
APT is planning to organize
another Training Workshop on Preparing for International Conference next
left: Mr. Xiaoyang Gao, Vice-Chairman
of APG; Mr. Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director, ITU Radiocommunication
Bureau; Ms. Areewan Haorangsi, Secretary General of APT; Mr. Mike Mrdak,
Secretary, Department of Communications and the Arts, Australian
Government; Dr. Kyu-Jin Wee,
Chairman of APG; Mr. Kavouss Arasteh, Special Senior Adviser to the
APG; and Mr. Neil Meaney,
Vice-Chairman of APG
participation at APG19-3
Workshop for International Conferences - for APG / WRC
Click here for more details about APG19-3.
Click here for more details about the Training Workshop.