APT Preparatory Group for ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014

APT Preparatory Group for ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences (APT-PP) is to assist the APT Members to prepare for the ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences (ITU PPs) in coordinating issues of regional interest and preparing coordinated regional contributions to the Conference. Over the years, APT-PP is developing APT Common Proposals to ITU PPs considering the interest of the Members.

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 (PP-14) will be held from 20 October to 07 November 2014 in Busan, Republic of Korea. APT's preparatory activities for PP-14 was initiated on April, 2013 through 1st APT Preparatory Meeting for PP-14 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.


  • To assist APT Members to prepare for the ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences in coordinating issues of regional interest and the submission of regional contributions to the Conference
  • To develop proposals from APT Member countries for input to the PP that considers the interests of the Asia-Pacific region
  • To assist APT Members during the PP

Terms of References:

  • To hold meetings during a preparatory cycle of PP
  • To establish necessary Working Methods including Documents Approval Procedure and Structures of the Group in line with the APT practices and for the effective delivery of the objectives of the Group. The Working Methods of the Group are to be approved by the Management Committee of the APT
  • To identify and study issues associated with the agenda of the PP, taking into account, where appropriate, the developments on the decisions of the previous PPs and relevant decisions of the ITU Council
  • To develop APT Common Proposals and any other appropriate documents in line with Documents Framework and on the agenda items of the PP
  • To develop APT Positions as may be required on issues for consideration at the PP and on proposals from other regions to the PP
  • To review the preparatory work of other regions and to undertake coordination with those regions if deemed necessary
  • To arrange coordination meetings during the PP for the APT Members attending the PP and provide collaborative support and guidance for the APT Common Proposals presented at the PP
  • To report the activities and the progress of the work of the Group to the Management Committee on an annual basis

Structure and Office Bearers:
APT-PP consists of a chairman, three vice-chairmen and number of Working Groups (WGs) who are responsible for the preparation on the issues related to PP. A number of issues are assigned to each WG. Structure of this Prepparatory Group for PP-14 was established at the 1st Preparatory Meeting in April 2013 in Seoul, Rep. of Korea. The WGs and office bearers are listed below in the table.

Chairman: Mr. Rabindra Nath Jha (India)
Vice-Chairmen: Mr. Kavouss Arasteh (Islamic Rep. of Iran), Mr. Sang Hak Lee (Rep. of Korea)

Working GroupsChairmanVice-Chairmen
WG1: Administration and Management Issues

Ms. Felicity Morrison (Australia)
Ms. Min Jung Park (Rep. of Korea)
WG2: Legal and Policy Issues
Mr. Sang Hak Lee (Rep. of Korea)
Mr. Fusanobu Yonago  (Japan)
Sub WG on ITU Stable Constitution
Mr. Kavouss Arasteh (Islamic Rep. of Iran)

WG3: ITU Sectorial Issues
Mr. Masanori Kondo (Japan)

Sub WG on ITU-R Issues
Mr. Ali Reza Darvishi (Islamic Rep. of Iran)
Mr. Takao Nitta (Japan)
Sub WG on ITU-T Issues
Mr. Xianxiu Si (P. R. of China)

Sub WG on ITU-D Issues
Dr. Tran Tuan Anh (Socialist Rep. of Vietnam)

Please click on the WGs to view the detail of the WGs. Complete list of the Office Bearers can be downloaded from here.

Email Reflectors:
Email reflectors for the WGs have been created. To join the reflectors please send email to [email protected].


Documents and Circulars:

Related Links:

APT Secretariat (Mr. Parvez)
Phone: +66 2 573 0044 (Ext.117)
Fax: +66 2 573 7479
Email: [email protected]

APT Preparatory Activities for PP-10