Strategic Directions of activities of Regional Commonwealth in the field of communications for 2017 — 2022
Paying attention to,
25 years of successful experience of the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications (RCC) in expanding of mutually beneficial cooperation between the RCC Communications Administrations in the issue of harmonization of networks and communications, coordination in the field of scientific and technological policy, radiofrequency spectrum management, tariff policy for telecommunication services, training personnel, cooperation with international organizations and other sphere of electricity and services, and
the rapidly increasing role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the development of society and the states, of which communications administrations are the RCC participants as a whole;
the transformations of the ICT sector, leading to a shift from post-industrial to the information society;
the use of ICT to improve the competitiveness of the economy, to enhance the integration capabilities into the global economic system, to improve the efficiency of public administration;
the unity of the efforts of the RCC member states in providing the effective cooperation of the use of ICT for the further development of national economies and security provision, to strengthen the welfare of citizens;
the main challenges and opportunities for the global postal sector, marked by the international community during the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Strategy Conference (April 13-14, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland), and the importance of innovation and integration of networks, products and services for construction stably functioning postal system, which would correspond to the changing situation in the world;
the dynamic development of the ICT sector in the RCC participants’ countries, that correspond main trends of world development;
the role of regional organizations in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UPU activities the need for strengthening and expanding the cooperation of the RCC participants’ countries in order to enhance the competitiveness of the economy, enhance the integration capabilities into the global economic system, improve the efficiency of public administration and local government;
the strategic goals and objectives for the construction and development of the information society, adopted by the international community at the World Summit on the Information Society, Meeting at the highest level “Connect CIS”, based on the ITU and UPU solutions, as well as the principles of the Declaration of RCC “Building information society — is our common priority”.
Participants of the Regional Commonwealth in the field of communications determined the following strategic directions:
1. The participation of the RCC in the ITU and UPU activities, cooperation with other international organizations in the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society and the ITU initiative “Connect the World”.
2. Preparation and promotion of RCC coordinated positions, regional initiatives, reflecting the interests of the RCC participants’ countries in international forums on communication and informatization.
3. Improvement of RCC communications administrations cooperation in the framework of international agreements in the sphere of ICT programs of CIS.
4. Coordination of cooperation of the RCC participants’ countries in the issue of implementation of national strategies and ICT develoment programs aimed at the formations of the Information Society, bridging the digital divide and providing the comfortable and afford- able access of all people to ICT and the services provided on their base.
5. Cooperation in ICT development and regulation in the field of communications and informatization with international and regional organizations, national regulatory authorities in the sphere of communications and informatization of the RCC participants’ countries.
6. Promotion of harmonization of normative technical and normative legal base in the sphere of communications and informatization of the RCC participants’ countries, including the development of model acts in cooperation with Interparliamentary Assembly of CIS member states;
7. Cooperation in the development of international standards, ICT certification and licensing, promoting the harmonization of national systems of standards and certification in this field in the RCC participants’ countries with the international system, coordination of service quality management.
8. Cooperation in the development and promotion of international legal norms and mechanisms regulating the relations in the field of global information infrastructure, including the Internet network management internationalization.
9. Promotion of the improvement of the mechanism of cooperation of the RCC participants’ countries on ICT market development, the development and improvement of market relations in the field of communications and informatization.
10. Promotion of the establishment of a stable environment conducive to the development of the ICT services market, providing the population with knowledge contributing to the development of the widespread use of ICTs in the RCC participants’ countries.
11. Struggle against unfair competition in the ICT market, the creation of support mechanism and conditions that create the investment attractiveness of the industry for all market participants.
12. Cooperation in the sphere of information security. Promotion in the exchange of views on best practices in issue on provision confidence and security of ICT use. The interaction in the issue of formation of international information security systems that facilitate the improvement of cooperation between law authorities and foreign governments to prevent, detect, and eliminate the consequences of the ICT use by terrorist and other criminals.
13. Cooperation in the sphere of formation of transboundary space of trust and organization of transboundary exchange of information in the RCC participants’ countries.
14. Cooperation in the issue of ICT applications for solving socially significant tasks: e-government, e-commerce, e-economy, e-education, e-science, e-culture, e-healthcare, and others.
15. Cooperation with investment funds in the issue of development of scientific research, innovations, investments and expert-analytical activities, as well as support and development of the innovation ecosystem in the ICT.
16. Promotion of innovative development of cooperation of the RCC participants’ countries using the principles of investment activity, including public-private partnership (PPP), as well as the international PPP to form the Internet transboundary space of trust.
17. Assistance in the formation and implementation of integration of international supranational neutral environment for transboudary exchanges.
18. Cooperation with the regional integration associations for the possibility of scaling and replication of the RCC solutions, documents, courses of actions in other formats, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the European Union (EU), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization of Black Sea economic cooperation (BSEC), economic commission for Europe (UNECE), the Pan-Asian Alliance e-commerce (PAA), the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC).
19. Assistance in the process of building the information society through the modernization process of access to government authorities, the increase of their accessibility and transparency, the formation of a new culture of interaction of citizens and businesses with government bodies.
20. Promotion of Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the RCC participants’ countries in the sphere of fundamental and applied research in the field of ICT, participation in the international research projects in priority areas of science, technology and engineering.
21. Cooperation on the collection and distribution of statistic data and indicators that characterize the level of ICT development in the RCC member states. Joint actions for the monitoring of readiness of RCC participants’ countries to build the information society in order to identify priority areas for development.
22. Cooperation in the issue of convergence and efficiency of use of the radiofrequency spectrum and satellite orbits with the use of scientific, technical, economic and organizational management practices in order to further development of the existing and introduction of new systems and communication facilities.
23. Cooperation in the issue of training and retraining of highly qualified specialists, as well as further training in the field of communications and information professionals to use ICTs, including, involving the resources of international organizations and investment funds, improvement of distance learning system based on widespread use of ICTs.
24. Cooperation in the issue of improvement of technological processes of management in telecommunications networks with the use of innovative technologies.
25. Cooperation in the use of ICT in the postal services networks to provide the public and the business sector a wide selection of modern high-tech services in order to improve service quality, reliability and efficiency of the postal network.
26. Promotion of the development of partnerships at the national and international level for the introduction of flexible methods of postal items delivery and new postal financial decisions.
27. Cooperation in the definition of the universal postal service and its adaptation to the demands of the market and growing trends in e-commerce.
28. Cooperation in the field of development of new products based on the postal infrastructure: banking, financial, insurance and e-services.
29. Cooperation with the enterprises of micro, small and medium enterprises in the issue of ecommerce development in the domestic and international market.
30. Cooperation in the field of improving the quality reliability and efficiency of postal services.
31. Improvement in the education of postal service specialists in issue use of new ICT use.
32. Cooperation in the implementation of activities in the field of marketing and advertising postal, financial and commercial and e-government services.
33. Promotion of the implementation of measures to modernize and reform the postal sector of the RCC participants’ countries.
34. Promotion mass media development based on ICT (Internet media, mobile media, etc.) and regulatory issues related to the ICT media.
35. Promotion in the issue of expansion of the use of ICT in the issue of human and democratic development of society, as well as human rights and freedom of speech.