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Management and Budget Group of the Council (MBG)

Pursuant to Resolution 155 (COM6/6) (Antalya, 2006), the Extraordinary Session of Council in Antalya established the Management and Budget Group of the Council (“MBG”), regarding the implementation of the strategic and operational plans, biennial budgets and decisions of Council, and to provide advice and guidance regarding the completion of the projects detailed in Resolution 1243 and results-based management.

Information on meetings

The first formal meeting of the Group took place on 18 June 2007 at ITU headquarters in Geneva.

An informal consultation meeting took place on Tuesday, 27 March 2007 to discuss the composition, working methods, and work programme of the Group.

Date Meeting
18 June 2007 First meeting of MBG
27 March 2007 Informal Meeting of the MBG



Under Resolution 155 (COM6/6), the Council is instructed to determine the composition and working methods of the Council MBG based on experience acquired with NCOG. At the Extraordinary Session of Council in Antalya, it was agreed that the MBG would make proposals on its composition and working methods to the 2007 Session of the Council in September.


As decided by the Extraordinary Session of Council in Antalya, the Group is provisionally chaired by Mr. José Saraiva Mendes, Portugal.

Documentation (available in English)

Meeting documents as well as written contributions and any other relevant information will be made available on this website. Contributions for consideration at the meetings of the MBG should be submitted to the secretary of the Group, Mr. Arthur B. Levin, in electronic form to


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