At the request of our membership, ITU will convene the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT)
in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 3-14 December 2012.
The World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT-12) is to be convened by ITU in accordance with the decision of its governing body, the Plenipotentiary Conference composed of 193 Member States, and under the procedures specified in the ITU Constitution and Convention and Resolutions.
This landmark conference will review the current International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs)
, which serve as the binding global treaty outlining the principles which govern the way international voice, data and video traffic is handled, and which lay the foundation for ongoing innovation and market growth. The ITRs were last negotiated in Melbourne, Australia in 1988, and there is broad consensus that the text now needs to be updated to reflect the dramatically different information and communication technology (ICT) landscape of the 21st century.