The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is the specialised United Nations institution for Information and communications Technology (ICT).
In particular, the Radiocommunications sector (ITU-R) covers the international assignment of radio frequencies and of satellite orbits by updating an international treaty, the Radio Regulations and the development of technical standards, the ITU-R Recommendations.
Also, the telecommunications development sector (ITU-D) encourages international cooperation and solidarity with a view to providing technical assistance to developing countries, and developing and perfecting telecommunications equipment and networks in those countries.
The ANFR coordinates the French positions in the ITU-R and contributes to the work of the ITU-D
Within the ITU-R, the CE/SG study commissions and GT/WP work groups produce recommendations or ITU-R reports to facilitate frequency management work by Member states. These groups are sometimes also in charge of carrying out studies for the World Conference (WRC).
The last world conference was held from 2 to 27 November 2015 in Geneva. The next one will be held in 2019.
The French positions are prepared in the Assembly and conference preparation concertation committee (CPAC).
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