Two important International Telecommunication Union (ITU) conferences took place in 2006: The World Telecommunications Development Conference and the Plenipotentiaries’ Conference. The latter involved a change in the management team and proposed measures to reform the functioning of the organisation, which Switzerland supported. Switzerland was elected to the ITU Council with an excellent score.
The first UN meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Athens provided an opportunity to analyse the decisions taken in Tunis at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2005. As part of its institutional presidency of TV5, Switzerland accompanied the new chairman and managing director of TV5 in the channel’s strategic reorientation.
Frédéric Riehl, Deputy Director