☷U S Delegation to the International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference United States Department of State
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Member States of the International Telecommunication Union ( ITU ) will convene the 2022 Plenipotentiary Conference ( PP - 22 ) on September 26 in Bucharest , Romania . Ambassador Erica Barks - Ruggles , U . S . Senior Representative for 2022 Conferences of the ITU will lead the delegation that includes Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves; FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel; Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth , Energy , and the Environment Jose Fernandez; FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks; Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Alan Davidson; Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nate Fick; U . S . Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Sheba Crocker; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Jane Rhee; and other representatives from the U . S . government and U . S . telecommunications sector . The Plenipotentiary is held every four years to elect ITU leadership , adopt its four - year strategic and financial plans , and to debate telecommunication and information and communication technology policies and priorities . Among the leadership positions to be elected at PP - 22 is the ITU Secretary - General . A U . S . delegation priority for PP - 22 is to underscore to ITU member states the United States’ strong support for the candidacy of Doreen Bogdan - Martin . Ms . Bogdan - Martin is uniquely qualified for this important role and would bring to the Secretary - General position an unmatched record of inclusive and transformational leadership in bridging digital divides to connect the 2 . 7 billion people globally who do not have access to the Internet . For more information on Ms . Bogdan - Martin’s campaign , visit https://www . state . gov/doreen - bogdan - martin - itu - secretary - general - candidate/For updates on PP22 , follow @State_IO on Twitter .
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