The Organization of the American States (OAS), through his Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), recognized in the end of 2019 the work done by the collaborators of IARU involving in the last World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19).
Oscar León, Executive Secretary of CITEL, expressed that: On the behalf of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) and my own, I wish to express our gratitude for the support provided during the preparation and conduct of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 ( ) I would like to make a special recognition for your valuable effort and active participation to ensure that the Inter-American Proposals have been reflected in the results of the Conference ( ) This contributes positively to the development of the telecommunications in the Americas region.
Every 4 years the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), one of the special agencies of the United Nations, develops the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) with main objective to revise parts of the radiofrequency allocations related in the Radio Regulations of ITU. This international plan is a reference for every national frequency plan, distributing the spectrum between the different radiocommunications services.
CITEL, as Regional Telecommunication Organization (RTO), developprevious studies and proposals to harmonize differentviews came from the state-members and telecommunications sectors covering agenda items related to the WRCs. These jointed proposals are therefore defended in difficult negotiations happened in the conferences. Other RTOs, representing other parts of the globe, also develop similar actions to represent their views.
IARU is very active in the RTOs meetings, not only covering the WRC agenda but also reaching other regional technical and administrative aspects of the radiocommunications.
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