APT Conference Preparatory Group for WRC-19 (APG-19)


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 objective of APG is to organize coordinated regional activities for WRCs and RAs in order to ensure that the interests of APT Members on Radiocommunication issues are properly represented. The activities include but are not limited to:

  • develop APT Common Proposals (herein after referred to as “ACPs”) for WRCs and on matters related to ITU Radiocommunication Assemblies (RAs);
  • develop APT contributions to ITU-R Conference Preparatory Meetings (CPMs); and
  • assist APT Member countries, especially developing countries, in their preparations for WRCs, RAs and CPMs. 

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;
  • to review the text of the Draft CPM Report and to develop APT contributions, if thought appropriate, to 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 WRC 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 the 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 telecommunication organisations;
  • to inform APG participants of the activities of these regional telecommunication organisations as well as the activities of the global and regional broadcasting and other organisations having spectrum management inteests, by reports from the representatives of these organisations attending APG meetings, or by reports of representatives nominated to represent APT 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 accordance with the APG Document 'Output document types and approval procedure of the output documents of APG'.


The APG structure for the WRC-19 was formed at the 1st APT Conference Preparatory Group Meeting for WRC-19 held from 26 to 28 August 2016 . The structure is based on the CPM-19 Report Chapters. The following table shows the APG structure with the respective office bearers. The table also shows the WRC-19 agenda items that have been assigned to the respective Working Parties.


Chairman: Dr. Kyu-Jin Wee (Rep. of Korea)
Vice Chairman: Mr. Neil Meaney (Australia) & Mr. Xiaoyang Gao (People's Republic of China)
Editorial Chairman: Dr. Tommy Chee (New Zealand)

WP CPM Report Chapter WRC-19 Agenda Items Chairman
WP1 Chapter 1:
Land mobile and fixed services
1.11, 1.12,1.14, 1.15 Ms. Zhu Keer
(People's Republic of China)
WP2 Chapter 2:
Broadband applications in the mobile service
1.13, 1.16, 9.1 (issues 9.1.1, 9.1.5, 9.1.8) Dr. Kyung-Mee Kim
(Republic of Korea)
WP3 Chapter 3:
Satellite services
1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 7, 9.1 (issues 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.1.9) Mr. Muneo Abe
WP4 Chapter 4:
Science services
1.2, 1.3, 1.7 Dr. Atmadji W. Soewito (Indonesia)
WP5 Chapter 5:
Maritime, aeronautical and amateur services
1.1, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 9.1 (issue 9.1.4) Mr. Bui Ha Long
(Socialist Republic of Viet Nam)
WP6 Chapter 6:
General issues
2, 4, 8, 9.1 (issues 9.1.6, 9.1.7),10 Mr. Taghi Shafiee
(Islamic Republic of Iran)

 APG19-1 unanimously appointed Mr. Kavouss Arasteh as a Special Senior Advisor to the APG.

E-mail Reflectors

E mail reflectors for the APG-19 Working Parties have been set up for e-communication on 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 reflectors, please contact the APT Secretariat aptapg@apt.int by providing your complete contacts and informing in which WP you wish to join. 

Meetings/ Seminars/ Workshops


APG Circulars:

Related Documents from other Organizations:

  • Preparation for WRC-19 and overviews of WRC-19 Agenda Items (A presentation by ITU-BR)

Related Links


Mr. Forhadul Parvez
Project Coordinator, Radiocommunication
Asia-Pacific Telecommunity
12/49 Soi 5, Chaengwattana Road,
Bangkok 10210, Thailand
Tel. +662 573 0044
Fax +662 573 7479
E-Mail : aptapg@apt.int

Last updated on 21/10/2016
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