Comisión Interamericana de Telecomunicaciones (CITEL)

Commission interaméricaine de télécommunications
Inter-American Telecommunication Commission

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Established by resolution of 13th session of the International Conference of the American States, currently D-XD3030 - OAS.


Facilitate and promote the continuing development of telecommunication in the western hemisphere; organize and promote meetings of telecommunications experts.


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Assembly (every 4 years) comprises all member countries. Permanent Executive Committee (COM/CITEL) comprises representatives of Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Granada, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, USA and Uruguay, plus Ecuador (site of 2nd Regular Assembly) and Argentina (site of 3rd Regular Assembly). Working Groups of COM/CITEL (5):

  • Development of Human Resources;
  • Strategic Plan of CITEL;
  • Meetings of the Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU);
  • 2002 Plenipotentiary Conference;
  • Cooperative Agreements.

Ad Hoc Groups of COM/CITEL (2):

  • Draft Plan of Action for the Telecommunications Sector (to be presented at 3rd Summit of the Americas);
  • Improvement in the Working Methods of CITEL.

Permanent Consultative Committees (PCCs). Steering Committee, composed of Chair and Vice-Chair of COM/CITEL and Chairs of the PCCs. Joint Working Group on Legal Matters and Administrative Procedures of the PCCs.


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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