|PERMANENT COUNCIL OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON INTER-AMERICAN SUMMITS MANAGEMENT
CE/GCI-118/97rev. 1 add. 1
SUMMARY OF CITEL ACTIVITIES IN FOLLOW-UP TO THE MIAMI SUMMIT FROM
DECEMBER 1, 1997, THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 1998
Organización de los Estados Americanos
Inter-American Telecommunication Commission
Date: February 21, 1998
I have the honor of addressing Your Excellency and, on behalf of the Chair of COM/CITEL, of attaching hereto the updated information on execution of the initiatives contained in the Miami Plan of Action. The information covers the period from December 1, 1997, through February 28, 1998.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
Ambassador Carlos Portales, Permanent Mission of Chile to the Organization of American States (OAS)
From December 1 through 5, 1997, the Permanent Executive Committee of CITEL held its, fifth meeting. Salient among the decisions reached are the following (concerning implementation of the Miami Plan of Action):
Attainment of the region's common objectives at the WTDC-98 will strengthen regional development of telecommunications and thus expedite achievement of the Summit's objectives.
In the context of a global information infrastructure and the, need to publicize the nature of that infrastructure and its stages of development in the region, it was decided that a white paper on the, subject would be prepared, with the first draft presented at the end. of 1998 and the final version presented in 1999.
Preparations, were also made for the Second Regular Meeting of the, CITEL Assembly, to be held from March 2,to 6, 1998, at the ministerial level. In addition to following up on Summit of the Americas activities, the meeting will include a forum on the, future of telecommunications in the region, with three panels that will examine "The New Role of Regulatory Authorities," "The Impact of New GNIPC Systems on Telecommunications in the, Americas," and "The Role of Regional and International Agencies in the Americas. "The results of this public-and private-sector forum will be used in assessing needs in these areas and determining whether any new activity should be added.