Forum Telecommunications Programme (FTP)

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1989-07 Tarawa Kiribati


Jul 1989, Tarawa (Kiribati), by F-XE5377 - Pacific Islands Forum. Superseded U-XF2124 - South Pacific Telecommunications Development Programme (SPTDP). Ceased activities at end of 1996, under a restructuring programme.


Promote and assist in an equitable manner the development of efficient, effective telecommunication facilities, equipment, services and human resources, which meet the needs of the island communities and the region as a whole (in particular by the extension of facilities and services to rural and country areas); assist with the maintenance and operation of developing telecommunications systems in the region in such a way as to advance self-sufficiency among island nations in the skills and expertise required; complement the work of other organizations providing telecommunications assistance in the region.


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E-XE4630 - Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat provides the line management of FTP via its Telecommunications Division. The Division implements and administers the general operational aspects of FTP while the Regional Telecommunications Committee (RTC) provides functional and technical control. RTC is comprised of government and telecommunications representatives from each of FIC's (Master Plans for Forum Islands Countries) and meets annually.


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