So the US government has been feverishly preparing for next month's International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea, hopeful of avoiding the spectacle of having to walk out again (see WCIT Treaty Talks End in Dubai With Walkout of U.S., Allies)--
Preparing for Busan: Regional Unity in Inter-American Proposals to the 2014 International Telecommunications Union Plenipotentiary Conference | DipNote: (September 17, 2014) "... With only two days to get the job done, the United States and our friends in other countries including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic, and The Bahamas, hammered out an unprecedented 46 Inter-American Proposals for the upcoming International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference this October-November in Busan, Korea. As a statement of regional unity and shared values, the importance of these proposals cannot be overstated. With the leadership of an incredibly able Chairman from Canada and the good will of all involved, delegates formed a sensible center on some of the most controversial issues that the ITU conference will face, including those surrounding Internet governance... All in all, we found a way to manage a complex dance with multiple moving parts without stepping on each other’s toes. And in this case, the number of partners was more than two. In short, it was a very successful final regional preparatory meeting for the United States– a success we share with others in our region and that we believe establishes a sound platform for success in October in Busan."-- Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB)."
more news links below (on mobile go to web version link below)