Nº 2 2015 > Gearing up to WRC‑15
Conference Preparatory Meeting for WRC‑15
The Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) is responsible for preparing a report to the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) on the regulatory, technical, operational and procedural studies of ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU–R) on the issues on the WRC agenda. The CPM Report provides useful information to ITU Member States for their preparation of proposals to the WRC.
The first session of the CPM for WRC‑15 (CPM15‑1) was held in Geneva on 20–21 February 2012, immediately after WRC‑12. It coordinated the work programmes of the relevant ITU radiocommunication study groups and prepared a draft structure for the CPM Report to WRC‑15, based on the agenda for WRC‑15 and the next WRC, and any directives from the previous WRC‑12 (see Administrative Circular CA/201 of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau).
As a result of ITU–R preparatory studies described in the draft CPM Report to WRC‑15, the forthcoming CPM15‑2 (second session of the CPM) will be held in Geneva from 23 March to 2 April 2015. CPM15‑2 is tasked to prepare the consolidated CPM Report to WRC‑15, including possible solutions to the issues on the WRC‑15 agenda, which will be used as information in support for the preparation of that conference.
In addition to the draft CPM Report to WRC‑15, CPM15‑2 will consider contributions from Administrations of ITU Member States and Radiocommunication Sector Members, the Report from the Special Committee on Regulatory/Procedural matters and other relevant information from the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau. It will aim at the inclusion, to the extent possible, of reconciled differences in approaches as contained in the source material, or, in the case where the approaches cannot be reconciled, the inclusion of the differing views and their justification.
The second session of the CPM for WRC‑12 was held in 2011 and attended by more than 1100 participants from 109 ITU Member States and 69 Radiocommunication Sector Members. (Source: Press release “Preparatory meeting finalizes Report to 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference”). It is expected that over a thousand participants will attend the forthcoming second session of the CPM for WRC‑15.
For further information, please see: www.itu.int/go/ITU-R/CPM/.