Working with the ITU

APNIC recognizes several positive outcomes from the last decade of its ongoing dialogue with the ITU. APNIC has participated as observer in different ITU World and Plenipotentiary Conferences, and actively contributes to ITU IPv6 activities, such as the ITU-T IPv6 Group. APNIC also follows the WCIT process closely. Since 2011, APNIC has worked with the ITU Regional Office and its Centre of Excellence to organize a series of workshops on IPv6 migration strategies.

Key activities

APNIC has observed most of the ITU’s IPv6 activities, participating in several workshops and has followed the proceedings of the ITU-T IPv6 Group since it was founded in 2010. When appropriate, APNIC contributes factual information as input to these activities, often in collaboration with the NRO, focusing on the importance of IPv6 as the solution to IPv4 exhaustion.

ITU Plenipotentiary

APNIC has participated as an observer in the ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences. In 2010, APNIC was present as an observer, where ITU Member States passed Resolution 180, “Facilitating the transition from IPv4 to IPv6”, which resolved:

“to collaborate closely with the relevant international recognized partners, including the Internet community (e.g. Regional Internet Registries [RIRs], the Internet Engineering Task Force [IETF], and others), in order to encourage the deployment of IPv6 by raising awareness and through capacity building.”

World Telecommunications Development Conference (WTDC)

APNIC has participated in the World Telecommunications Development Conferences (WTDC), helping to facilitate discussions about IP address distribution and providing the latest information on IP address distribution across UN Member States.

ITU Regional Office and Centre of Excellence (CoE)

APNIC and the ITU Regional Office and its Centre of Excellence are currently working together on regional projects on IPv6 and migration strategies.

World Telecommunication Policy Forum

APNIC has participated in ITU’s World Telecommunication Policy Forum by representing the Internet addressing community and embracing the values of openness and multistakeholder participation in the development of the Internet and related policies.

APNIC also participates in the Informal Expert Group (IEG) and the WTPF.