RESOLUTION  COM6/6  (Antalya, 2006)

Establishment of a management and budget group of the Council 1

The Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (Antalya, 2006),


a)      that the Plenipotentiary Conference adopted Decision 7 (Marrakesh, 2002) on the review of the Union’s management;

b)      that Decision 7 (Marrakesh, 2002) mandated the Council to set up a group of specialists, comprising an expert from each administrative region;

c)       that it is necessary to continue strengthening and improving the management of the Union,


that the Council, at its 2006 session, realized that it was not going to be possible to complete some of the projects targeted by Council Resolution 1243 in time for the 2006 plenipotentiary conference,

further noting

a)      the adoption of Resolution COM6/2 on results-based management and the intent to continue initiatives focused on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the management and the administration of the Union;

b)      the reports of the External Auditor to the 2006 session of the Council (Document C06/90) which emphasized, inter alia, that matters subject to internal rules and procedures should not be subject to Council oversight,


a)      the need to fully implement Decision 7 (Marrakesh, 2002);

b)      that the Council, at its 2006 session, decided to extend the mandate of the New Council Oversight Group (NCOG) and the mandate of the Supporting Team, and to review their membership and working methods, as detailed in Resolution 1243,

having examined

the report of the Council on the implementation of Decision 7 (Marrakesh, 2002),

instructs the Council, at its extraordinary session at the end of this conference

1        to consider the establishment a management and budget group to meet periodically between Council sessions with representatives of the Secretary-General and of the Directors of the Bureaux regarding implementation of the strategic and operational plans, biennial budgets and the decisions of the Council and to provide advice and guidance regarding the completion of the projects detailed in Resolution 1243 and results-based management;

2        to determine the composition and working methods of the Council Management and Budget Group (MBG) based on the experience acquired with NCOG, in particular to focus on providing overall high-level guidance and feedback to the secretariat, as well as feedback to the membership, with respect to priorities, objectives and measurement methods,

further instructs the Council

1        to consider the implementation, as soon as possible, of MBG recommendations that require action by the Council;

2        to follow the implementation of relevant projects and activities at each of its future sessions and to submit a report of its findings to the next plenipotentiary conference on the application of this resolution and on any amendments that may need to be incorporated into the ITU Constitution and Convention.


1   Subject to the financial limits set by the plenipotentiary conference.