[arin-announce] ITU Plenipotentiary Conference
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Fri Sep 24 10:05:15 EDT 2010
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will open its 18th
Plenipotentiary Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico on 4 October 2010. The
ITU Plenipotentiary is a quadrennial event and represents the highest
authoritative body of the ITU, drawing participants from governments,
private sector and regional and international organizations. During this
critical meeting, also known as PP10, members will determine the ITU’s
policy and strategic direction for the next four years.
The meeting will focus predominantly on issues associated with the
management of the ITU, but there will also be discussions on issues of
particular interest to ARIN members. Most notable has been the
increasing interest of the ITU and some Member States in the management
and distribution of Internet number resources. This includes the
distribution of IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses and Autonomous System (AS)
Numbers, and ensuring that the shift to IPv6 does not disadvantage the
developing world. The subject of global-cyber security will also be high
on the agenda and the broad topic of Information and Communication
Technology (ICT). The conference will conclude on 22 October 2010 with
the approval and signing of the Final Acts treaty by the Member States.
As a Sector Member of both the ITU-T and ITU-D, ARIN has also
contributed actively, along with the other four Regional Internet
Registries (RIRs), to discussions on Internet addressing issues within
the ITU. Cathy Handley, Executive Director of Government Affairs, and
Susan Hamlin, Director of Communications and Member Services, will
represent ARIN at the conference to ensure that the voice of the ARIN
community is heard.
We will publish conference news and updates on information important to
the ARIN community.
Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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