Strategic goals

Coordination of Commonwealth views during international treaty negotiations is critical to ensuring the CTO and the wider Commonwealth network of sister agencies fully play their part in achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals. We started with the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) for which a Commonwealth preparatory meeting was held last month in London, and regular Commonwealth WRC Coordination Meetings taking place during WRC-15 itself.

A programme of post-WRC-15 activities will take place to include the Commonwealth Spectrum Management Forum 2016. Also, we have given equal attention to our coordination needs in other areas, such as in Internet governance through the Commonwealth Internet Governance Forum and the Commonwealth Governmental Advisory Group. For more information, email us at

In a Declaration released on 14 June 2016, Commonwealth ICT ministers meeting at a closed-door session in London have unanimously endorsed the strategic plan of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) for 2016 – 2020.

The strategic plan, which was approved by members of the CTO Council in March, was presented at the biennial ministerial meeting by the CTO’s Secretary-General Shola Taylor.