Why the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly is so important (VIDEO)

The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) is an ITU governing conference held every four years for ITU members to define the strategic direction and structure of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T).

The overarching objective of WTSA is to ensure that ITU-T remains well positioned to support the development of the Information Society.

Standardization is a tool that provides vital assistance to information and communication technology (ICT) innovation, and WTSA-16 is an opportunity to ensure that ITU-T provides its membership with a standardization toolkit optimized to assist government and industry in achieving their priorities for 2020 and beyond.

Learn more about the Assembly from this video interview with Chaesub Lee, Director of ITU-T.

WTSA-16 will be held from 25 October to 3 November in Hammamet, Tunisia. Learn more about the Assembly here… 


One comment

  1. Unfortunately, this video is not captioned/subtitled despite the binding requirements of UN Convention on the Rights of Pesons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and also the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).
    UN CPRPD requires full accessibility to all forms of information and communication.
    As a consequence, all videos on the internet must be close captioned with a good quality. The automatic captions of the above video produces mostly senseless text.

    Captioning is not only a an accessibility tool for the large group of deaf and hard of hearing population, but makes videos also accessible for hearing persons in situation where there is no sound allowd, e.g. in an office situation.
    Captioning is for the profit of everyone in the important sense of “Universal Design”.
    Therefore, please make captioning a required standard for all videos produced by ITU.

    Beat Kleeb
    Expert Group on Accessibility
    World Federation of the Deaf WFD


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