APT Preparatory Group for ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 (APT PP-18)

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 2018 (PP-18) will be held from 29 October to 16 November 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. APT's preparatory activities for PP-18 was initiated on 8 June 2017 through 1st Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for PP-18 in Bangkok, Thailand.


  • 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-18 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-18 was established at the 1st Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for PP-18 in 8 June 2017 in Bangkok, Thiland. The WGs and office bearers are listed below in the table.

ChairmanMs. Nur Sulyna Abdullah (Malaysia)
Vice-ChairmenMr. Guolei Cai (People's Republic of China)
Mr. Alireza Darvishi (Islamic Republic of Iran)
Mr. Hisazumi  Shirae (Japan)

Working GroupsChairmanVice-Chairmen
WG1: Policy and Legal
Mr. Kishore Babu Yeraballa (India)
Mr. Yoshiaki Nagaya (Japan)
Ms. Nguyen Thi Khanh Thuan (S. R. of Viet Nam)
WG2: Administration and Management
Ms. Min-Jung Park (Rep. of Korea)
Mr. Pradeep K Shukla (India)
Mr. Nestor Bongato (Philippines)
WG3:Issues Related to Public Policy and Other General Matters
Mr. Joseph McCarroll (Australia)
Mr. Low Kim Fong Edwin (Singapore)
Ms. Min Shu (People's Republic of China)


Documents and Circulars:

APT Coordination Activities during PP-18 


APT Secretariat (Mr. Pubate Satienpoch)
Phone: +66 2 573 0044 (Ext.139)
Email: [email protected]

Preparation for Previous PPs: