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PP Resolution 143

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PP RESOLUTION 143 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010)

Extending the provisions in ITU documents relating to developing countries1 to apply to countries with economies in transition

The Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (Guadalajara, 2010),

  • recalling
    • Resolution 143 (Antalya, 2006) of the Plenipotentiary Conference,
  • taking into account
    • a) United Nations General Assembly Resolutions 47/187 of 22 December 1992, 48/181 of 21 December 1993, 49/106 of 19 December 1994, 51/175 of 6 December 1996, 53/179 of 15 December 1998, 55/191 of 20 December 2000, 57/247 of 20 December 2002 and 59/243 of 22 December 2004, on integration of the economies in transition into the world economy;
    • b) the relevant documents adopted in the two phases of the World Summit on the Information Society,
  • recognizing
    • that the aforementioned United Nations General Assembly resolutions:
    • – stress the importance of continued international assistance to countries with economies in transition to ensure that they are fully integrated into the world economy;
    • – continue to recognize, in particular, the need to enhance the capacity of those countries to utilize effectively the benefits of globalization, including those in the field of information and communication technologies, and to respond more adequately to its challenges;
    • – stress the need to focus international assistance to countries with economies in transition on those facing particular difficulties in socio-economic development and meeting internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the United Nations Millennium Declaration,
  • recalling
    • that, at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (Johannesburg, 2008) and the World Telecommunication Development Conference (Hyderabad, 2010), agreement was reached to the effect that provisions of documents of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector, the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector and the ITU Radiocommunication Sector relating to developing countries would henceforth be extended to apply also to countries with economies in transition,
  • resolves
    • that the provisions in all ITU documents relating to developing countries shall be extended, as defined in this resolution, to apply adequately to countries with economies in transition.

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