Declaração final do Brasil na Conferência Mundial de Telecomunicações da UIT

Declaração final do governo brasileiro na plenária de encerramento da Conferência Mundial de Telecomunicações Internacionais (CMTI), de acordo com as transcrições do evento. Segundo a UIT, o Brasil foi um dos onze países latino-americanos que assinaram o novo regulamento internacional: México, Brasil, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguai, Paraguai, Panamá, Guatemala, Cuba e República Dominicana e EL Salvador se comprometeram com o acordo.

>> BRAZIL: Thank you, Chairman. I would like the Secretariat to include this statement in the records of the meeting. On behalf of the Brazilian delegation, I would like to express our most sincere thanks to the United Arab Emirates to host this very important ITU event which is important for the organisation and for the international global telecommunications industry.

Pursuant to this conference, we held more than 30 meetings with wider society, and the draft regulations were submitted for public consultation. The proposals from Brazil and the procedure to prepare them was open, democratic and evaluated and assessed by many parties. As a result, we had wide participation by many different individuals, groups and bodies. The delegation of Brazil here is an obvious testament to our democracy and the principles of Human Rights and mutual respect between nations which we have the greatest attachment to.

The Internet in Brazil is no different than it is from anywhere else. It includes the viewpoints of academia, business, government and ordinary citizens. In all international fora, we defend the current model of governance of the Internet being improved so that it can really be based on the principles of multisectorallism, multilateralis many, democracy and full transparency. In this connection, Chairman, in delegation would like to reiterate its firm commitment to the ITU and its Member States and to discussing further with them after this conference. We do not believe that this treaty is a threat to anyone. On the contrary, we all emerge from here strengthened by it, given the volume and diversity of the proposals we had, Brazil tried to find a read through that would take into account everyone's opinion and help us to reach consensus. In order to reach consensus between all the Member States, we did not include differences about content or Internet Governance in the treaty.

The resolution that was approved is not part of the treaty. If it were, Chairman, then it would not be in conflict with the mandate that was given to this organisation by the World Summit on the Information Society in which all of us participated. The same principle is applied to Articles 5 A and 5 B. The work of the conference was guided by full respect for the mandate of ITU and the scope of the regulations, which is to develop telecommunications infrastructure. Furthermore, we have not moved away from our commitment to Human Rights, ill alienable as they are. And the right to have access to telecommunications services, these are fundamental principles for all of us as are Human Rights. And the right to access and Human Rights are in the preamble to the treaty.

The issue of roaming is very important for final users. And we all had a common shared feeling when we dealt with that issue. As to traffic exchange points, provisions at which were approved at this conference. We believe there will be less centralization and also it will help us to improve coverage, and reduce costs. The progress made in respect of telecommunications infrastructure through this treaty will lead to clear benefits for users. That is what we can otherwise describe as digital inclusion.

Chairman, I would like, with your permission, to now say a few words in the language of your ancestors, and I do excuse myself for any errors.

Chairman, the Brazilian delegation would like to offer its thanks to you for the efforts which you have been putting in throughout this conference. We believe that the fact that some countries have been unable to sign this treaty is not a discouraging sign. We must continue to work in order to get total support for the ITRs. Thank you, sir.

[Applause.]