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.

APT

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: 3rd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17

The 3rd Meeting of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity’s (APT) WTDC-17 Preparatory Group was held from 5 to 7 June 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

CERTs and cyber security in the Pacific

The success of Tonga's CERT provides a strong example for how CERTs can be established to help mitigate cyber risks in the Pacific.

APEC TEL

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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APEC economies among leaders for IPv6 end-user readiness

There are encouraging trends in IPv6 end-user readiness among APEC economies.

Event Wrap: APEC TEL 54, Japan

The 54th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications and Information Working Group was recently held in Kyoto, Japan.

ITU

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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Event Wrap: 3rd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTDC-17

The 3rd Meeting of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity’s (APT) WTDC-17 Preparatory Group was held from 5 to 7 June 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Event Wrap: Asia-Pacific Digital Society Policy Forum 2017

APNIC participated at the third Asia-Pacific Digital Societies Policy Forum 2017 from 8 to 9 May 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

OECD

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.