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WRC-19: Final Observations and outcomes

Date : 02 / 12 / 2019
Author : Peter VK2EMR & Dale VK1DSH

The International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) was held over four weeks in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, between 28 October and 22 November 2019.

Over 3300 delegates from some 150 countries
attended WRC-19 to negotiate revisions to the global treaty known as the ITU Radio Regulations (RR). Each WRC-19 agenda item was discussed in meetings where the aim was to reach consensus on proposed changes to the Radio Regulations. This process was lengthy and often arduous.

In the week immediately prior to WRC-19, the ITU’s Radiocommunications Assembly 2019 (RA-19) was held at the same venue. RA-19 approved many Recommendations and Reports and submitted its report to the WRC-19, marking the end of the ITU-R study period.

Immediately after WRC-19, there will be held the first Conference Preparatory Meeting for WRC-23 (CPM23-1) lasting two days.

The structure of each WRC is hierarchical, with the detailed negotiations and crafting of draft regulatory text addressing each WRC agenda item undertaken in Sub-Working Groups which reported to Working groups, etc. The resulting regulatory text then passed through meetings of Working Groups, Committees and Plenaries. The text was subject to detailed scrutiny and often revised as it passed through each level before being approved after two readings in a plenary meeting.

The full report is available on the link provided below.

Related Files

WRC-19 Final Report VK2EMR and VK1DSH
WRC-19 Final Report.pdf

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