Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
2 June 2021
Egypt Partakes in ATU Administrative Council 22nd Ordinary Session

Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), is participating in the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) Administrative Council, held online, on June 2-4.
The ATU convenes the Administrative Council meetings on an annual basis, where the Secretariat presents to the Member States its report on the implementation of ATU plan of the previous year, highlights the activities carried out to contribute to the development of the ICT sector in Africa, and discuss various topics related to  the management of the Union. Member States also discuss and adopt the new annual plan for the successive year, as well as adopt the associated budget to implement the plan. In addition, other topics are discussed such as the African candidacy to the various international positions in ICT related organizations, mainly the ITU.
The session will discuss a number of topics including the election of the Bureau, the consideration of the draft agenda and work schedule, report of the Secretary General on ATU activities from June, 2020 to May, 2021, report of the Committee on International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs), and status on the ATU studies. This is in addition to looking into the reparations for World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-20), the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-21), the World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF-21), the Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22), and the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23).
Moreover, the session will review the report of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) committee, update on ATU Africa Innovation Challenge 2020, the report on the impact of COVID-19 on ATU activities and mitigation measures, the report on the consultation on ‘Elections to International Telecommunications/ICT Positions’, the proposal on the theme for African Telecommunications/ICT Day (ATD) 2021, and agree on the date and venue of the Council’s 23rd Ordinary Session.
Founded in 1977, ATU is a specialized agency of the African Union (AU) in the field of telecommunications. The Union provides a forum for stakeholders involved in ICT to formulate effective policies and strategies aimed at improving access to information infrastructure and ICT services.
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