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ITU prepares for World Radiocommunication Conference 2015

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ITU prepares for World Radiocommunication Conference 2015

Press briefing on 2 April 2015 at 12:30 pm

Geneva, 30 March 2015 – The second conference preparatory meeting (CPM) for the forthcoming World Radiocommunication Conference is currently in session in Geneva. Over 1100 delegates from ITU’s 193 Member States and the private sector are examining preparatory studies on the regulatory, technical, operational and procedural aspects of the agenda of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), which will take place in Geneva, 2-27 November 2015.

World Radiocommunication Conferences, held every three to four years, are mandated to review and, where necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum as well as geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits. The agenda is determined by ITU Council, which takes into account recommendations made by previous World Radiocommunication Conferences and which can include issues identified by ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences.

What:  Press briefing: Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) for ITU World Radiocommunication Conference
When:  2 April 2015 at 12:30 pm
Where:  CICG Room 18, Rue Varembé, Geneva, CH-1211, Switzerland
Why: ITU members are meeting to consolidate the preparatory studies and identify possible solutions to the issues on the agenda of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) that will be held in Geneva, 2-27 November 2015. This information will facilitate the preparation of proposals to WRC-15 by ITU Member States.
Who:  Press briefing by Chairman of CPM and Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau Mr François Rancy

Media Note: Media access to CICG is open but not to the meeting rooms. Registration is required for Media. Please contact pressinfo@itu.int. UN Press accreditation is valid.

Press Conference Webcast: www.itu.int/go/ITU-R/CPM/PressConferenceWebcast

For more information, please contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU

telephone+41 22 730 5046
tel+ 41 79 249 4861
email sanjay.acharya@itu.int

About ITU

ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, driving innovation in ICTs together with 193 Member States and a membership of over 700 private sector entities and academic institutions. Established in 1865, ITU celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015 as the intergovernmental body responsible for coordinating the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoting international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, improving communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishing the worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems. From broadband networks to cutting-edge wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, oceanographic and satellite-based earth monitoring as well as converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world.

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