Pan-African Telecommunication Union (PATU)

Union panafricaine des télécommunications (UPAT)

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History

7 Dec 1977, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), as the specialized agency of Organization of African Unity (OAU) in the field of telecommunications, a result of regional cooperation connected with development of Pan African Telecommunications Network (PANAFTEL). A decision, July 1986, of OAU Assembly of Heads of State resolved on a future merger of PATU with Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) to form single post and telecommunications organization; however, on decision of conference, 1990, Monrovia (Liberia), the organizations remained separate. Subsequently ceased to exist, 7 Dec 1999, at 4th Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, when replaced by African Telecommunications Union (ATU).

Aims

Harmonize and coordinate development of telecommunications networks and services in Africa in a concerted and integrated manner.

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Activities

Training. Specific projects. Studies. Assistance to Member States. Administrative and technical conferences.

Structure

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Languages

Arabic, English, French, Portuguese.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 44 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Telecommunications

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

D6524

Last News Received

2001
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