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WTDC Resolution 73

WTDC RESOLUTION 73 (Hyderabad, 2010)

ITU centres of excellence

The World Telecommunication Development Conference (Hyderabad, 2010),

  • recalling
    • a) Resolution 139 (Antalya, 2006) of the Plenipotentiary Conference, on telecommunications/information and communication technologies (ICTs) to bridge the digital divide and build an inclusive information society;
    • b) Resolution 123 (Rev. Antalya, 2006) of the Plenipotentiary Conference, on bridging the standardization gap between developing and developed countries;
    • c) the terms of the Doha Declaration;
    • d) Resolution 15 (Rev. Doha, 2006) of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), on applied research and transfer of technology;
    • e) Resolution 37 (Rev. Doha, 2006) of WTDC, on bridging the digital divide;
    • f) Resolution 40 (Rev. Doha, 2006) of WTDC, on human resource development in future study periods;
    • g) Resolution 47 (Doha, 2006) of WTDC, on enhancement of knowledge and effective application of ITU Recommendations in developing countries,
  • considering
    • a) that ITU centres of excellence are now operating successfully in eight ITU regions, including around 60 nodes, working in English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, Russian and also Portuguese;
    • b) that, in every country, specialists in the field of telecommunications/ICTs hold great potential for development of the sector;
    • c) that there is a need for constant upgrading of the qualifications of telecommunication/ICT specialists;
    • d) that key ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) projects in regard to the training of telecommunication/ICT staff, including the work of the ITU centres of excellence, make a significant contribution to upgrading the qualifications of telecommunication/ICT specialists;
    • e) that there is an acute need for financial assistance, both from relevant institutions in the regions and from ITU, in order to ensure stable operation of ITU centres of excellence,
  • recognizing
    • a) that telecommunication/ICT staff training and capacity building, taking into account gender equality, youth and persons with disabilities, as well as the population as a whole, should be constantly developed and improved;
    • b) that partnerships and cooperation between ITU centres of excellence and with other education centres contribute to effective training of specialists,
  • resolves
    • that the activity of ITU centres of excellence should be continued, and strengthened with priorities determined by consultation with ITU membership,
  • instructs the Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau
    • 1 to provide assistance for the work of the ITU centres of excellence, according it the necessary priority attention;
    • 2 to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the programme, organizational and financial activity of ITU centres of excellence and, if necessary, to develop a plan of action to improve their work;
    • 3 to facilitate the work of the ITU centres of excellence, providing them with the necessary methodological and informational support, including a database for exchanges of experts in the field,
  • calls upon Member States and Sector Members of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector
    • to participate actively in the ITU centres of excellence activity, including through the provision of financial support.

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