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RESOLUTION 108 (Marrakesh, 2002)

Improvement of the functioning of the Coordination Committee, including the tasks of the Deputy Secretary-General and the role of the other elected officials

The Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (Marrakesh, 2002),

considering

a)   that the Working Group on ITU Reform has produced a number of recommendations on the management of the Union, among them Recommendations R36 and R37;

b)   that those recommendations were approved by the Council at its 2001 session and transmitted to this conference;

c)   that in 2001 the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit, having examined the management and administration of the Union, noted, inter alia, a certain inertia "at the highest levels of management in the Union, … which appears to affect, in varying degrees, all levels of management and administration in the secretariat";

d)   that the tasks and functions of the Deputy Secretary-General are not at present enumerated in the ITU Constitution or Convention;

e)   the need to strengthen and improve the functioning and efficiency of the Coordination Committee,

recalling

the relevant provisions of the Constitution and Convention in this regard,

recognizing

a)   that some proposals* have been submitted to this conference with a view to improving the functioning and efficiency of the Coordination Committee, the tasks of the Deputy Secretary-General and the role of the other elected officials;

b)   that those proposals have implications for the management and functions of the governing bodies of the Union and accordingly deserve thorough study;

c)   that it is important that the members of the Coordination Committee provide the relevant and necessary information to facilitate the proper functioning of the Coordination Committee,

recognizing further

that it is imperative for the provisions of No. 109 of the Convention to be strictly applied,

resolves to instruct the Council

to establish, at its next ordinary session, a group open to participation by Member States, charged with:

  1. examining the functioning of the Coordination Committee, including the tasks of the Deputy Secretary?General and the role of the other elected officials;

  2. submitting to the Council a report containing, in particular, the draft texts that could be necessary in the event of modification of the Constitution or the Convention and which could be used by Member States in preparing their proposals in that regard to the next plenipotentiary conference,

instructs the Secretary-General

to communicate the group's report to the Member States with a view to their preparations for the next plenipotentiary conference,

further instructs the Council

to envisage implementing as soon as possible such improvements as it deems necessary which do not require amendment of the Constitution, the Convention or the General Rules of conferences, assemblies and meetings of the Union.

 

 

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