Internet Society Gains Associate Status with Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT)

1 May 2012

Through its Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau based in Singapore, the Internet Society becomes an official member of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, an intergovernmental organization founded by a joint initiative of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The APT operates in conjunction with telecom service providers, manufacturers of communications equipment, and research and development organizations active in the field of communication, information, and innovation technologies. As an associate member of the APT, the Bureau is able to actively contribute to discussions shaping the region’s agenda and positions on areas relating to Internet and ICT (information and communications technology) development.