Communiqué: Tunisia to host pivotal international standardization conference

ITU and Tunisia sign Host Country Agreement for 2016 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly
Geneva, 30 May 2016 – ITU and the government of Tunisia have signed the Host Country Agreement formalizing arrangements for the 2016 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16), an ITU governing conference held every four years to define the strategic direction and structure of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). The agreement was signed by ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao and Tunisia’s Minister for Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Mr Noomane Fehri at a ceremony which coincided with the 2016 session of ITU Council.

WTSA-16 will be held from 25 October to 3 November in Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia. It will be preceded by the Global Standards Symposium on 24 October. The Assembly is an opportunity for ITU-T members to ensure that ITU standardization remains well positioned to support the continuing building of the advanced information society in the run-up to 2020.

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