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Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 24, 2011


The Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP) will meet on Tuesday, June 28, at 9:00 a.m. in The Loy Henderson Auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Building. The ACICIP serves the U.S. Government in a solely advisory capacity regarding current issues and concerns in international communications and information policy. The public and members of the press may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows.

U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy Ambassador Philip Verveer and ACICIP Chairman Thomas Wheeler will host the meeting, which will cover:

  •  Discussions pertaining to various international telecommunications meetings and conferences, as well as bilateral meetings that have taken place recently.

  • Committee discussion of key issues of importance to U.S. communications policy interests including:

    • A presentation by the ACICIP International Disaster Response Sub-Committee of its initial recommendations to the Committee of actions the U.S. Government could consider to help facilitate enhanced public and private-sector/Non Government organization (NGO) information and communications technology (ICT) responses to international disasters.

    • “ICT and Development: Scaling the International Digital Divide – The Search for Sustainable Solutions and Mutual Value Propositions.”

Admittance to the State Department building will be by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. In order to be placed on this list, please provide your name, title, company or other affiliation if appropriate, government-issued identification number (such as Drivers License number and State), date of birth, and citizenship to the office of International Communications and Information Policy by fax (202) 647-7407 or email ( by close of business on June 27. Authority for collecting the personal data was included in the Federal Register notice announcing this meeting (see 76 F.R. 33399).

For further information, please contact Joseph Burton, Executive Secretary to the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, at (202) 647-5231 or

PRN: 2011/1045

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