Proposed new resolution

Background

The Plenipotentiary Conference (Guadalajara, 2010) approved Resolution 30 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010), defining special measures for the least developed countries, small island developing states, landlocked developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Moreover, the Almaty Programme of Action approved by the United Nations recognizes the special needs of landlocked developing countries and establishes a new global framework for transit transport cooperation for landlocked and transit developing countries.

Nevertheless, these instruments need to be complemented in order to enable landlocked developing countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as those of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), taking account of the difficulties and additional costs involved in order to access the international optical fibre network.

Proposal

The forthcoming world conference on international telecommunications (WCIT-12) is requested to adopt special measures for landlocked developing countries allowing them greater and easier access to the international optical fibre network.


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