Australia seeks ITU Council re-election

By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 13 March, 2018

Australia seeks ITU Council re-election

Australia will stand for re-election to the Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) later this year.

The announcement was made in a joint statement released by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, and the Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield.

“As a specialised agency of the United Nations, the ITU brings together governments and industry to ensure efficient and affordable global telecommunication networks and services,” the Ministers said.

“Australia has been an active member of the council since 1959. We play a pivotal role in the ITU’s support for communications in our region, especially in addressing cybersecurity challenges.

“As a council member, we promote a collaborative approach to the ITU’s activities and work to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. This supports Australia’s vital commercial and strategic interest in reliable, affordable and seamlessly interconnected global communications.”

The Ministers said that the Departments of Communications and the Arts, Foreign Affairs and Trade and the ACMA will work together to campaign for Australia’s re-election.

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