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Establishment of a strategic planning working group
INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION  
COUNCIL Document C97/128-E

27 June 1997

Original: English

GENEVA — 1997 SESSION — (18 - 27 JUNE)  

DECISION 476

(approved at the tenth Plenary Meeting)

Establishment of a Strategic Planning Working Group

 

In line with the procedure agreed to at the 1996 session, the Council,

decides

to establish a working group with the following terms of reference:

1) to prepare a draft strategic plan for the Union for 1999-2003, taking into account:

– the proposals contained in Document C97/37+Add.1 revised to incorporate comments made at the 1997 session;

– the results of the ITU-2000 Working Group;

– contributions made by Member States and Sector Members;

– contributions made by the Sectoral Advisory bodies concerning overall and Sectoral strategies;

– the results of consultations with regional telecommunications organizations and other international organizations;

2) the draft strategic plan for the Union should establish linkages between overall policies and strategies for 1999-2003, the priorities and programmes of the Sectors, and the financial plan for this period;

3) the draft strategic plan will be submitted for consideration at the 1998 session of Council;

that the working group will be chaired by the Chairman of Council and that participation in the working group will be open to:

1) all Members of Council;

2) the Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen and Rapporteurs of the Sectoral advisory bodies, as appropriate,

requests the Secretary-General

1 to revise the draft strategic plan for the Union 1999-2003, as set out in Document C97/37, in order to incorporate comments made during the 1997 session;

2 to circulate this revised draft to all Member States and Sector Members, as well as to regional telecommunications organizations and other international organizations as appropriate, with an invitation to comment by 30 November 1997;

 

3 to further improve the draft strategic plan on the basis of these comments;

4 to convene a meeting of the strategic planning working group in February 1998 in order to finalize the draft strategic plan;

5 to circulate the finalized draft strategic plan to all Member States and Sector Members,

requests the Directors of the Bureaux

to submit the improved draft to the January 1998 meeting of the Sectoral Advisory bodies for comment,

requests the Chairmen of the Sectoral Advisory bodies

to present the contributions of their Advisory bodies to the strategic planning working group at its February 1998 meeting.

 

 

Ref.: Document 99(Rev.1)

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