African Telecommunications Union (ATU)
Union africaine des télécommunications (UAT)
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7 Dec 1999, at 4th Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries of H-XD6524 - Pan-African Telecommunication Union (PATU), replacing PATU as specialized agency of H-XD3027 - Organization of African Unity (OAU) in the field of telecommunications. OAU was replaced by D-XD8572 - African Union (AU) in 2002.
Promote rapid development of info-communications in Africa in order to achieve universal service and access, in addition to full inter-country connectivity, so as to make Africa an active participant in the Global Information Society. In particular: promote development and adoption of appropriate African telecommunications policies and regulatory frameworks; promote funding of telecommunications development and of programmes to develop African information society; prepare special programmes for Africa's Least Developed countries and rural telecommunications development; promote human resources development in the field and establishment of info-communications industries; promote regional coordination in value-added services, equipment certification, technical standards and harmonization of tariffs.
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Conference of Plenipotentiaries. Administrative Council. General Secretariat. Regions (5): North Africa; West Africa; Central Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa.
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