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Division for International Communications and Information Policy


Advancing the Digital Economy

The International Communications and Information Policy (CIP) division partners with foreign governments, U.S. businesses, and civil society to promote competitive and secure networks including 5G, which reflects U.S.’s collective interests and values. We work to support a multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance by cultivating new allies through strong advocacy. We promote diplomacy in multilateral institutions, such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum’s Telecommunications Committee (TEL). Our objective is to protect U.S. telecoms through sanctions enforcement and supply chain security.

Key Topics

World Radiocommunication Conference

The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is a global, inter-governmental treaty conference held every four years by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations-affiliated international organization for telecommunications.

Learn More About the WRC World Radiocommunication Conference

Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership

The Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (‘Digital Partnership’ or DCCP) is a multi-year, whole of government effort to promote an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet.

Learn More About the DCCP Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership

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