Mr Shola Taylor, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) says he will ensure the Organisation plays a greater role in coordinating the views of all Commonwealth member countries at international meetings, especially at treaty meetings convened by the ITU.
The CTO chief made the pledge following his meeting in Geneva with Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialized agency for the ICT industry.
The meeting between the two organisations was the first of a series of meetings planned by Mr Taylor with international organisations since assuming office on September 17, 2015.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Shola Taylor, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)”]”“Coordinating the views of Commonwealth countries and agreeing on common objectives in advance of key international ICT decision-making meetings is an area where the CTO can do a lot more. Deliberations at conferences convened by the ITU, such as the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), the World Telecommunications Standardisation Assembly (WTSA), the World Telecommunications Development Conference (WTDC), or the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) can be made more effective with prior consultations among Commonwealth countries.”[/blockquote]