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ITU Guidelines for National Emergency Telecommunication Plans

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These guidelines assist national authorities and policymakers to develop a clear, flexible and user-friendly framework that guide countries on how to develop a strategic plan to support and enable the continued use of telecommunication and information and communication technology (ICT) networks and services in all four disaster management phases. It includes a step-by-step guide to the development of an NETP, it serves as a useful resource based on ITU recommendations and concepts, as well as expertise from other global bodies and organizations.

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International cooperation and coordination

International cooperation and coordination are important matters to consider when responding to an emergency, specially to ensure coherence in the management of risk of disasters. It is helpful to develop an understanding of existing treaties, conventions and other programmes that offer additional tools for use during and after emergency events. This is especially true in developing countries, where greater technical and humanitarian assistance may be required.

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