In the reporting year, the RCC Executive Committee continued to organize coordination and preparation of proposals by the RCC Communications Administrations, reflecting the common interests of the Commonwealth participants and presented at conferences, congresses and forums of international communications organizations and their working bodies.

In 2019, the RCC Executive Committee, together with the RCC CAs, prepared and carried out:

- 24th meeting of the Working Group on Work with ITU at the CIC (February 28, 2019,
Minsk, Republic of Belarus);

- joint 36/25th meeting of the RCC Commission for the Coordination of International Cooperation and the Working Group on work with ITU at the CIC (August 23, 2019, via videoconferencing, Moscow, Russian Federation).

At the 24th meeting of the Working Group on Work with ITU under the CIC, the following issues were considered:

- on the preparation of the RCC CAs for the 2020 ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-20);

- report on the activities of the Working bodies of the Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T);

- on the preparation of the RCC CAs for the 2021 World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC - 2021);

- report on the activities of the Working bodies of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU – D);

- on the International Telecommunication Regulations;

- on the interaction of the RCC with ITU regional organizations.

At a joint 36/25th meeting of the RCC Commission for the Coordination of International Cooperation and the Working Group on work with ITU at the CIC meeting, the following issues were considered:

- on the progress in preparing the RCC CAs for the 2020 World Standardization Assembly (WTSA-20);

- on the preparation of the draft General proposals of the RCC CAs at WTSA-20;

- on preparations for the WTSA-20 Regional Preparatory Meeting;

- on the preparation of the RCC CAs for the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021 (WTDC-21);

- on the progress in the implementation of the Regional Initiatives of WTDC-17 (2018-2021);

- reports of RCC representatives in the Working bodies of the Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) and the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU – D);

- on the results of the work of the ITU Council (June 2019) and preparations for the meeting of the groups of the ITU Council (September 2019);

- on the results of the UPU Regional Strategic Forum for Europe and Central Asia and the preparations of the RCC CAs for the 3rd Extraordinary UPU Congress (September 24-26, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland);

- on the preparation of the RCC CAs for the celebration of the 145th anniversary of the UPU;

- on the work of representatives of the RCC CAs in ITU and the UPU.

The outcome of the joint meeting of the CIC and the ITU WG was the approval of the preliminary draft of the RCC General Proposals at WTSA-20, as well as the preliminary topics of the contributions of the RCC General Proposals to WTDC-21.

Following the results of the past meetings of the ITU and CIC WGs in the reporting year, the following issues are submitted for consideration of the next joint meeting of the 55/25th RCC Board of the CAs Heads and the Coordination Council:

- on the preparation of the RCC CAs for the 2020 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-20);

- on the preparation of the RCC CAs for the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021 (WTDC-21);

- on the results of the UPU Regional Strategic Forum fo the regions of Europe and Central Asia and the preparation of the RCC CAs for the 3rd UPU Extraordinary Congress.

Collaboration with international and regional organizations

ITU and UPU

The participation of RCC CA representatives in regional preparatory meetings of other ITU regional organizations is an important aspect for determining global trends in the development of telecommunications, information and communication technologies, searching for best practices and their fruitful usage in the RCC space.

The regular Coordination meeting of representatives of the Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications and the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) was held at ITU headquarters (September 4, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland).

At the Coordination Meeting, the parties informed each other about the preparations for the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), and an exchange of views on agenda items and the structure of WRC-19 took place.

Representatives of the RCC at this meeting were guided by the provisions of the document “Position of the RCC CAs on the WRC-19 Agenda Items” (version dated May 31, 2019), recommended for use in the work of the RCC Commission on the Regulation of the Usage of the Radio Frequency Spectrum and Satellite Orbits.

This meeting was organized within the framework of the Program of cooperation in the field of telecommunications and information and communication technologies between the RCC and CEPT at
2019 -2024 The main topic of the meeting was the preparation for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference. Representatives of Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands took part in the meeting from CEPT, representatives from the Armenian Autonomous Republic, the Russian Federation and the RCC Executive Committee from the RCC.

The RCC Executive Committee carried out work on providing the RCC participants with the necessary powers and providing information on the progress of preparation and formation of general proposals of the RCC CAs for ITU conferences on:

- The 4th meeting of the group of the Asia-Pacific region in preparation for WRC-19 (APG-19) (January 7 - 12, 2019, Busan, Korea);

- 33rd meeting of Standing Advisory Committee II: Radiocommunication in preparation for WRC-19 (CITEL) (April 8 - 12, 2019, Monterrey, Mexico);

- 8th meeting of the Conference Preparatory Group (CPG-19) of the Committee of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) on the preparations for WRC-19 (May 20-24, 2019, Stockholm, Sweden);

- 25th meeting of the Arab Spectrum Management Group in preparation for WRC-19 (ASMG) (July 27 - August 1, 2019, Cairo, Egypt);

- 5th meeting of the group of the Asia-Pacific region in preparation for WRC-19 (APG-19) (July 31 - August 6, 2019, Tokyo, Japan);

- 34th meeting of Standing Advisory Committee II: Radiocommunication in preparation for WRC-19 (CITEL) (August 12 - 16, 2019, Ottawa, Canada);

- 4th meeting of the African Group on the preparations for the conference on the preparations for WRC-19 (APM-19) (August 26 - 30, 2019, East London, South Africa);

- 9th meeting of the Preparatory Group for WRC-19 (CPG-19) of the Committee of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) (August 26 - 30, 2019,
 Ankara, Turkey).