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UAE Chairs WorldRadio Communication Conference


WorldRadio Communication Conference (Geneva) – The United Arab Emirates has been selected as a chair of the WorldRadio communication Conference (WRC-12) being held at Geneva. This is the first time the UAE is chairing the conference since joining in 1972.

Over 3000 participants, representing more than 150 out of the Information and Communication Technology’s (ITU’s) 193 Member States and about 100 Observers from among ITU’s 700 private sector members along with international organizations are attending the four-week conference, making it one of the most significant ITU events.

The UAE delegation is headed by TRA’s Director General Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanim and Tarek Al Awadhi and Head of the Spectrum & International Affairs Section at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRI) is representing the UAE at the conference.
The conference is aimed at reviewing and revising the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.
UAE Permanent Representative to the UN Headquarters in Geneva Obaid Salem Al Zaabi praised the selection of the UAE as a chair to the WRC-12, thanks to the keen efforts of UAE’s leadership.