AG/RES. 1739 (XXX-O/00)
5 June 2000
RESPONSE OF THE INTER-AMERICAN TELECOMMUNICATION COMMISSION TO THE MANDATE RECEIVED FROM THE SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS
(Resolution adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 5, 2000)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
HAVING SEEN the Annual Report of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) for 1999, COM/CITEL/doc.479/99 corr. 1 (CP/doc.3269/00); and
That at the Second Summit of the Americas, held in Santiago, Chile, in April 1998, the Heads of State and Government entrusted CITEL and the governments of the OAS member states with mandates for strengthening telecommunications in the Hemisphere; and
That the mandates entrusted to CITEL by the Santiago Summit include: (1) the development and fostering, together with the private sector, of applications over electronic networks to support education, health, agriculture and sustainable rural development, electronic commerce, and other applications; (2) studies of standards coordination aspects of telecommunications infrastructure to satisfy the networks interconnection requirements and to support the implementation of new applications in the regional context; and (3) the development of consistent regulatory approaches among member countries for the promotion of greater commonality in the certification process for telecommunications equipment through the establishment of a framework for a mutual recognition agreement,
1. To take note of and congratulate CITEL for its considerable progress in advancing the telecommunications mandates of the Santiago Summit, as described in the Annual Report of CITEL for 1999, and in particular for endorsing the Mutual Recognition Agreement for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunications Equipment for the Americas.
2. To encourage CITEL to continue to enhance its programs and activities for fulfilling the Santiago Summit mandates.
3. To urge all OAS member states to participate in the CITEL program of activities in relation to the Santiago Summit mandates.