The Secretary General of the ITU has published a report on the possible role of the ITU as Supervisory Authority for the proposed international registration system for space assets under the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Space Assets under preparation by UNIDROIT (The International Institute for the Unification of Private law).

The ITU Council is now to decide if, in principle, it is acceptable that the ITU performs the functions of Supervisory Authority. This decision will be subject to the entry into force of the Protocol and the final acceptance by Council, subject to confirmation by the Plenipotentiary Conference of the ITU.