work of the Group began on 5 June 2003 when it held its first meeting. Further
work will be carried out by physical meetings and electronic means.
By Resolution 1210
approved at its 2003 session in May, and pursuant to GoS Recommendation 1, the ITU
Council established a Council Oversight Group (COG) composed of ten
persons, including the troika plus representatives selected from other Council
Member States, totaling in two representatives per ITU administrative region.
On behalf of the
Council, the COG will oversee the implementation of GoS Recommendations 2-6, 8-9
and 13-15, with the following terms of reference:
The group shall oversee the implementation by the ITU management of the
near-term recommendations adopted by Council at its 2003 session.
This includes reviewing the timetable established by the Coordination
Committee that will result in the implementation of the approved recommendations
by the time Council 2004 meets, or earlier if possible.
The COG is to meet with the Coordination Committee as often as the COG
determines is appropriate, balancing the need to ensure that the recommendations
are being implemented on schedule with the desirability of minimizing the number
The group is to inform the Member States within 30 days of each meeting
with the Coordination Committee on the progress being made by ITU in
implementing the near-term recommendations.
The Group is to provide a report to the Council eight weeks before the
2004 session of the Council.
The Group is not to propose to the Council changes to the ITU
Constitution and Convention (CS/CV).
The Group is to be chaired by the Chairman of the Council.