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World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA)

WTSA 2016

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) hosted the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16) in Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, from 25 October to 3 November 2016.

The WTSA event is now over. For a view on what happened at WTSA-16, please view:


WTSA is the primary meeting of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). While WTSA is a non-treaty level conference, the recommendations and resolutions that are approved shape the future direction of the Telecommunication Standardization Sector and can set new precedents that the ITU can later reference for an even more expansive role.

It is important that the four-year work program defined at WTSA-16 does not in anyway conflict with or duplicate the work done elsewhere in the Internet ecosystem nor expand the scope and mandate of the ITU.

To understand the process, we suggest you read:

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Internet Society Activity

As a Sector Member of the ITU, the Internet Society will have a team on the ground in Tunisia participating in discussions and reporting on activities. Please watch the public policy section of our blog. You can also track activity about the overall WTSA event using the hashtag #ITUWTSA on Twitter and other social networks.