APT Conference Preparatory Group for WRC-15 (APG-15)


The APT Conference Preparatory Group for World Radiocommunication Conference ( APG ) has been developed into one of the most important activities of APT. APG was started in 1996 with the objective of harmonizing views and developing common proposals from the Asia-Pacific region for the World Radio Conference (WRC). The APG process has met exemplary success in presenting the views of the region at WRCs. As a result, APG becomes the one with highest attendance from the members in the region. It has substantially helped establishing the prominence given to APT amongst other regional and international organizations.


The main objectives of APG are as follows:

  • To develop APT Common Proposals for WRCs
  • To develop APT Common Views on the matters related to ITU Radiocommunication Assemblies (RAs), ITU-R Conference Preparatory Meetings (CPMs) and the ITU-R Special Committee for Regulatory and Procedural Matters (SCRPM)
  • To assists APT Member countries, specially developing countries, in their preparations for WRCs, RAs, CPMs and the SC so that the interests of the region are protected

Terms of Reference:

The Terms of References of the APG cover the following areas:

a. WRC Activities:

  • to identify, study and review issues associated with each WRC Agenda Item, taking into account ,where appropriate, the results of the studies undertaken in the relevant ITU-R Study Groups and Working Parties associated with these Agenda Items;
  • to develop preliminary views and draft proposals on the Agenda Items;
  • to review the outcomes of the Working Party of the Special Committee and the text of the Draft CPM Report and to develop APT contributions, if thought appropriate, to the Special Committee and the CPM;
  • to develop Preliminary APT Common Proposals (herein after referred to as 'PACPs') for each WRC Agenda Item;
  • to provide input if necessary to the APT Preparatory Group for the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference on issues related to ITU-R and APG activities;
  • to coordinate activities at the CPM, including the identification of coordinators for each Agenda Item;
  • to coordinate activities at the WRC, including the identification of coordinators for each Agenda Item;
  • to prepare, as far as possible and with the assistance of secretariat, information on the views of other regional groups to the extent available relating to the WRC Agenda items for distribution to APT Members.

b. RA Activities:

  • to identify and review issues associated with RA activities;
  • to review contributions from the ITU-R Study Groups and ITU Member administrations to RA and to develop preliminary views on these issues, as appropriate;
  • to develop APT common proposals to RA on these issues, if required;
  • to coordinate any other issues relating to RA activities, including the coordination of activities at RAs and the identification of coordinators, as appropriate.

c. Other tasks:

  • throughout the above process, to cooperate with other regional telecommunications organisations;
  • to inform APG participants of the activities of these regional organisations as well as the activities of global and regional broadcasting and other organisations having spectrum management interests, whether by reports from the representatives of these organisations attending APG meetings, or by reports of representatives nominated to represent APG at the meetings of these organisations, or by reports of APT member administrations attending these meetings;
  • to inform APG participants of the activities of the ITU-R informal group meetings on WRC and RA preparations;
  • to develop and submit, where appropriate, inputs to Study Groups, Working Parties, Joint Task Groups or Task groups related to WRC Agenda Items that are approved by the Plenary in acordance with the APG Document "Output Document Types and Approval Procedure of the Output Documents of APG".  


The APG structure for the WRC-15 was formed at the 1st APT Conference Preparatory Group Meeting for WRC-15 in September 2012 . The structure is based on the CPM Report Chapters structure. The following table shows the APG structure with the respective office bearers. The table also shows the WRC-15 agenda items that have been assigned to the respective Working Parties.


Chairman: Dr. Alan R Jamieson (New Zealand)
Vice Chairman: Dr. Kyu-Jin Wee (Rep. of Korea) & Mr. Kavouss Arasteh (Islamic Republic of Iran)
Editorial Chairman: Mr. John Lewis

WP CPM Report Chapter WRC-12 Agenda Items Chairman
WP1 Chapter 1:
Mobile and Amateur Issues
1.1, 1.2,1.3, 1.4 Dr. Kyung-Mee Kim
(Rep. of Korea)
WP2 Chapter 2:
Science Issues
1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14 Ms. Zhu Keer
(People's Republic of China)
WP3 Chapter 3:
Aeronautical, Maritime and Radiolocatoion Issues
1.5, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18 Mr. Neil Meaney
WP4 Chapter 4:
Satellite Services
1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.10 Mr. Gao Xiaoyang
(People's Republic of China)
WP5 Chapter 5:
Satellite Regulatory Issues
7, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.1.5, 9.1.8, 9.3 Mr. Muneo Abe
WP6 Chapter 6:
General Issues
2, 4, 8, 9.1.4, 9.1.6, 9.1.7, 10 Mr. Taghi Shafiee
(Islamic Republic of Iran)

 Click here for the full contact detail of the office bearers.

Expert Groups/ Working Parties

Individual webpages for the Working Parties have been created. All relevant documents, APT Preliminary Views and updates related to the Agenda Items are posted on the corresponding WP pages. Please click on WP link below to visit Working Party webpages.



E-mail Reflectors

E mail reflectors for the APG-15 Working Parties and Correspondence Group have been set up for e-communication between members and interested parties on the various related issues addressed by the concerned WPs. The email reflectors are only accessible by members and registered participants. To join as a participant of the email reflector group, please contact the APT aptapg@apt.int by providing your complete contacts and informing in which WP you wish to join. 

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