purposes of the Union are achieved through the activities of its three Sectors,
through the Sector conferences and assemblies, and through general-purpose
activities such as the Plenipotentiary Conference, the world conference on
international telecommunications and the Council, as well as the world
telecommunication policy forum and TELECOM exhibitions and forums.
ITU is a federal organization. Although financial resources are centrally
controlled, each Sector has its own "governance structure" which
defines the goals, strategies and activities necessary to achieve its mission in
a given period of time. However, just as the purposes of the Union set out in
Article 1 of the Constitution apply to all Sectors, so they share a number of
strategic orientations and goals.