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RESOLUTION 110 (Marrakesh, 2002)

Review of the contribution of Sector Members towards defraying the expenses of the International Telecommunication Union

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

recalling

a)   Resolutions 15 and 39 (Kyoto, 1994) of the Plenipotentiary Conference concerning, respectively, a review of the rights and obligations of all members of the Sectors of the Union, and strengthening the financial base of the International Telecommunication Union;

b)   Resolution 90 (Minneapolis, 1998) of the Plenipotentiary Conference concerning a review of the contribution of Sector Members towards defraying the expenses of the International Telecommunication Union,

noting

that the Working Group on ITU Reform did not make any specific recommendation concerning the 1/5 ratio between the amount of the Member State contributory unit and that of the Sector Member contributory unit,

noting further

that, while the number of Sector Members has increased, under the system of free choice of classes of contribution, the trend in choice of class of contribution by individual Sector Member is towards a lower level,

having examined

the proposals made and the opinions expressed by Member States during this conference with respect to the contributions of Sector Members towards defraying the finances of the Union,

resolves

a)   that it is essential to retain and attract more Sector Members and Associates, having regard to their inestimable contribution to the work of the Union;

b)   the need to broaden the financial base of the Union and ensure a fair balance between the contributions made by Member States and Sector Members,

resolves to invite the Council

1 to establish, within existing resources of the Union, a working group open to all Member States and all Sector Members to study the system whereby Sector Members and Associates contribute towards defraying the expenses of the Union, on the basis of the proposals* made at this conference and any contributions submitted by Member States and Sector Members;

2   to establish the terms of reference for the working group, including a requirement for the group to make a final report to the Council by its 2005 session at the latest;

3   to encourage Member States and Sector Members to participate in the study;

4   to draw up a report and submit it, together with its recommendations, to the next plenipotentiary conference,

instructs the Secretary-General

1   pursuant to resolves 3 above, to invite Member States and Sector Members to submit proposals and participate in the working group;

2   to take all necessary measures to implement resolves 1 and 3 above,

instructs the Directors of the Bureaux

to give the support of their respective Bureaux to the study initiated by this resolution.

 

 

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