Posted: Tuesday, 19 October 2010
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) opened its 18th Plenipotentiary Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico on 4 October 2010. The ITU Plenipotentiary, held every four years, represents the highest authoritative body of the ITU. During this critical meeting, also known as PP10, Member States ( there are 193 sovereign nation members) will determine the ITU's policy and strategic direction for the next four years.
Representatives from AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, and LACNIC have been present at the PP-10 and are actively engaging with governments on the resolutions relevant to the global Internet community, particularly as it pertains to the increasing interest of the ITU and some Member States in the management and distribution of Internet number resources.
The meeting is in it's final week where proposals are being brought to the plenary for readings and approval. As much of the documentation is restricted to member internal use (ARIN is a sector member) it is not possible to share much detail at this point. An information page has been created on the NRO website to inform the global Internet community on the resolution topics. To learn more, visit:
Until the meeting ends on Friday you can follow what is happening at PP-10 on Twitter. There are two key Twitter hashtags in use: #PP10 and #adhocInternet. Webcasts from the main meeting sessions are also available and archived at http://www.itu.int/plenipotentiary/2010/newsroom/webcast/ .
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