Plenipotentiary Conference 2022

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About Plenipotentiary Conference 2022

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies. Held every four years, the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference is the highest policymaking body. It’s where government delegations, represented by Member States, will set the direction of digital transformation for years to come. Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 (PP-22) will take place 26 September to 14 October 2022 in Bucharest, Romania.

Internet Society at Plenipotentiary Conference 2022

What’s at stake? Resolutions that affect the Internet and its future could be adopted at PP-22.

Since the last conference in 2018, our world has changed. The global pandemic underscored that the Internet is an essential resource to keep the world connected and thriving. The war in Ukraine has brought to light the actions by governments that could harm the global nature of the Internet. Even behind the headlines, ideas are gaining ground that could harm the Internet. New IP proposals to change Internet standards are becoming more prolific and governments are trying to control the governance of the Internet, threatening the multistakeholder governance model by which the Internet was founded.

These issues, and others, will be on stage and at stake. A delegation from the Internet Society will be at PP-22 to protect the Internet, its critical properties, and its future. The delegation will be paying special attention to proposals and policies that could lead to a splinternet, those that introduce new IPs, and those that could harm the Internet governance model.

Read about our perspectives on some of the main issues which may be discussed in our background paper. We also have analyzed the proposals that may impact the future development of the Internet, including the Internet model, and the organizations that have cooperated to create what we know today as the Internet. Read our matrix of summary issues.

How You Can Help

Our delegation needs you—and there are lots of ways you can help. If you’re planning on attending PP-22, reach out to Agustina Callegari, our Senior Manager, Community and External Engagement at [email protected].

Join over 92,000 people from all over the world who are helping to ensure the Internet remains trustworthy, open, globally connected, secure, and a force for good in the world.

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Date and Time

Monday 26 September 2022 –

Friday 14 October 2022

Location

Bucharest, Romania

Related resources

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Background Paper on ITU Plenipotentiary 2022
Growing the Internet 8 September 2022

Background Paper on ITU Plenipotentiary 2022

Read about the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 and our perspectives on some of the main issues which may be discussed.

ITU Plenipotentiary 2022 Summary Issues – Matrix
Internet Governance 16 September 2022

ITU Plenipotentiary 2022 Summary Issues – Matrix

We have analyzed proposals to the ITU Plenipotentiary 2022 (PP22) conference that may impact the future development of the Internet.

Discussion Paper: An Analysis of the “New IP” Proposal to the ITU-T
Internet Governance 24 April 2020

Discussion Paper: An Analysis of the “New IP” Proposal to the ITU-T

The Internet continues to evolve at a rapid pace. New services, applications, and protocols are being developed and deployed in many areas.