Intergovernmental organizations

Governments play an important role in helping to facilitate an enabling ecosystem for the Internet to grow and thrive. APNIC engages with governments at bilateral, multilateral, and international forums, including APEC TEL, APT, ITU, and the UN.


The Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) represents member countries and other affiliates in discussions about regional ICT issues. Members gather to prepare APT common proposals (ACPs) for global ITU conferences such as the Plenipotentiary Conference, World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) and the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA).

APNIC has participated as an IPv6 and cybersecurity expert in past APT meetings, and also has observed various APT Preparatory meetings for ITU World Conferences.

The Policy and Regulatory Forum (PRF) is a forum for ministries and regulatory authorities to address policy and regulatory issues for the region, organized by APT in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA).

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Event Wrap: APT PP18-3

Adam Gosling represented APNIC as an Affiliate Member of the APT at APT PP18-3 from 18 to 21 June 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Event Wrap: APT PP18-2, Viet Nam

APNIC participated at APT PP18-2 from 30 January to 1 February 2018 in Hanoi, Viet Nam.


APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TEL) is one of the Working Groups within APEC, a forum for 21 Pacific Rim economies that promotes free-trade. APNIC obtained official guest status for APEC TEL in 2009 and participates to share information on IPv6 deployment and regional cybersecurity efforts. The TEL reports to a Ministerial meeting (TELMIN) approximately once every two years. APNIC has attended Ministerial meetings as an observer.

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Event Wrap: APEC TEL 57

APNIC participated at APEC TEL 57 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 3 to 8 June 2018.

Event Wrap: APEC TEL 56, Thailand

APNIC participated at APEC TEL 56 in Bangkok, Thailand, from 10 to 15 December 2017.


The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is a specialized inter-governmental United Nations agency for telecommunications regulations. APNIC is actively involved with ITU activities as an ITU-D (Development) Sector member, particularly in IPv6 and capacity building. APNIC has been an ITU Sector member since 2003, making it one of the first Internet organizations to become a member.

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ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 begins

ITU’s 20th Plenipotentiary Conference has begun in the United Arab Emirates.

ITU and APNIC cooperation continues to grow

Last week's Internet and IPv6 security workshop in Bangkok was the latest in a string of partnership initiatives between APNIC and the ITU in the Asia Pacific.


The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) works with governments and other stakeholders to analyse and compare data to predict future trends, understand economic, social and environmental changes, and set best practices in policy-making.

APNIC is one of the founding members of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC), an advisory committee to the OECD. ITAC represents technical organizations around the world, providing counsel and expertise to OECD members in formulating global policies for the Internet economy.

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Event Wrap: OECD Ministerial Meeting 2016

APNIC staff recently joined ministers and high-level officials from almost 40 economies at an OECD Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity.