Working Group on ITU Reform - Background information
The Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), through
Resolution 74, invited the Council to establish an open working group of Member States and
Sector Members to review the management, functioning and structure of the Union as well as
the rights and obligations of Member States and Sector Members. It also instructed the
Secretary-General and the Directors of the Bureaux to report to Council on the further
changes for improving the organization and working methods that are necessary to ensure
that ITU is able to meet its objective as set forth in the Constitution and developed in
the strategic plan.
The Council, at its 1999 session, having considered Resolution 74 and
Resolution 90 (Minneapolis, 1998) on the review of the contribution of Sector Members
towards defraying the expenses of the Union, resolved to establish a Working Group on ITU Reform
On 26 July 1999, the Secretary-General solicited opinions
(DM-1063) (and DM-1091
including comments made by the Reform Advisory Panel) from Member States and Sector
Members on issues relating to further changes for improving the organization.
The Chairman, in turn, also requested contributions through letter DM-1111.
Information on meetings held by the
Working Group on ITU reform:
FIRST MEETING (15-17 December 1999)
SECOND MEETING (3-7 April 2000)
THIRD MEETING (6-10 November 2000)
FOURTH MEETING (2-6 April 2001)
See contributions 1-99 & 100-148 made to