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Civil Society Letter to ITU Highlighting Barriers to Participation at WCIT

This document is the letter from civil society advocates to the ITU outlining their concerns about the lack of opportunity for full participation during the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) of 2012.   The letter outlines three main concerns:

  • the lack of any official standing to the public comments solicited prior to WCIT at the ITU’s invitation;
  • the lack of access to and transparency of working groups, particularly the working groups of Committee 5;
  • and the absence of mechanisms to encourage independent civil society participation.

The letter details each of these three points.