The 2017 Session of ITU Council
The 2017 Session of ITU Council was hold in Geneva (Switzerland) on May 15-25. During the Session the main attention was paid to the discussion of such issues as implementation of the decisions of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the Agenda for Sustainable Development for the period up to 2030. Assistance in the IoT development, international public policy concerning Internet and other activities in this field, digital financial services and child protection in the online environment were also discussed during the Session.
Besides, participants discussed the work of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2016 (WTSA-2016), preparations for the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 (WTDC-17), the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) and also the Plenipotentiary Conference 2018, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which will be held in 2018. The ITU budget for 2018-2019 was also considered during the Session.
ITU Council is held once a year and acts as the Union’s governing body in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. Its role is to consider broad telecommunication policy issues to ensure that the Union's activities, policies and strategies fully respond to today's dynamic, rapidly changing telecommunications environment.
ITU Council also prepares a report on the policy and strategic planning of the ITU and responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the Union, coordinating work programmes, approving budgets and controlling finances and expenditure.
On the outcomes of the World Telecommunication Development Conference
The World Telecommunication Development Conference of the International Telecommunication Union, which was devoted to the theme “Iinformation and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Development Goals”, concluded its work In Buenos Aires (Argentina).
The meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization
The results of the socio-economic development of the industry for the first half of 2017 were considered during the meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization on August 3, 2017.
To the attention of certificate holders, applicants for the certification and those, who accept declarations
The Law of the Republic of Belarus "On conformity assessment to Technical Requirements and accreditation of conformity assessment authorities" came into force on July, 30 2017.
Preparation and testing at EMC Laboratory
EMC Laboratory under JSV Giprosvjaz conducts assessment of telecommunication equipment.
Changes in the Rules for the telecommunication services provision
The Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus № 518 dated from July 12, 2017 made some additions and changes to the Rules for the telecommunication services provision and the Rules for the of lines, communication structures and radio communications protection in the Republic of Belarus.