INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION Council Working Group for the Elaboration of the Draft Strategic Plan and the Draft Financial Plan, 2008-2011 Document: WG-SP-FP-06/30a 19 June 2006 English Comments from ITU Membership SUDAN COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT ITU STRATEGIC PLAN, 2008-2011 3 Strategic Orientation & Goals: 3.2.1 Our Administration supports the inclusion of civil society in the work of the ITU. The following goals are proposed to read as follows: Goal 1: Line 3 …"taking a leading role in the United Nations system initiatives on ICT"…… Goal 2: Assisting ….."by facilitating interoperability," ….. Goal 3: including civil society. Goal 7: We propose the following text: "Promoting the development of an enabling environment that assists governments in fostering legal and regulatory frameworks that provide appropriate incentives for investments in the Information Society". 5 Telecommunication Standardization Sector: The following clauses are proposed to read as follows: 5.1 The mission of the ITU –T is to provide a unique …. 5.2.1 Objective 1: Develop and publish the required global standards in a timely fashion. 5.2.7 Objective 7: Provide …, and (b) providing relevant training for capacity building.