The 2020 physical session of the ITU Council, initially planned for June, was postponed until a later date. However, a virtual consultation of councillors was held, which was attended by a total of 346 delegates. During the consultations, it was proposed that the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly is postponed to 23 February – 5 March 2021, and that the World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum is postponed to 1–3 June 2022. Also discussed was the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the telecommunication/ICT sector and functioning and activities of the ITU.
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