ITU Home Page International Telecommunication Union Français | Español 
Print Version 
ITU Home Page
Home : Council Sessions
Regional presence
INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION    
COUNCIL   Document C97/134-E

27 June 1997

Original: French

GENEVA — 1997 SESSION — (18 - 27 JUNE)    

 

resolution 1114

(approved at the tenth Plenary Meeting)

regional presence

The Council,

considering

a) Resolution 25 of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994);

b) the report by the Group of Experts on the Evaluation of the ITU Regional Presence, submitted to the Council at its 1996 session in Document C96/60;

c) the recommendations on regional presence adopted by the Council in 1996;

d) Document C97/9 on proposals for implementing the recommendations referred to in c) above,

reaffirming

a) the importance of the regional presence to the accomplishment of ITU's development missions;

b) the need to adapt the organization and activities of the regional presence to the requirements of each region;

c) the need to strengthen the regional presence by enhancing its usefulness and effectiveness in all the regions of the world, particularly by broadening the range of its activities, where appropriate, to encompass all the activities undertaken by ITU,

taking into account

a) the limited resources currently available to the BDT to satisfy regional presence requirements effectively;

b) the prospects offered by the budgetary reforms that are currently under way, particularly with regard to use of TELECOM surplus funds, the "project management" approach and cost recovery,

recognizing

the need to optimize the use of available resources to satisfy urgent requirements,

 

resolves to organize the regional presence as follows:

A For Africa

• A regional office for West Africa and Central Africa in Dakar (Senegal);

• a regional office for East Africa and Southern Africa in Harare (Zimbabwe) or Addis Abeba (Ethiopia);

• an area office for West and Central Africa, the activities of which are to be reconsidered, at Yaoundé (Cameroon);

• an area office for East and Southern Africa, the activities of which are to be reconsidered.

B For the Asia-Pacific region

• A regional office in Bangkok (Thailand);

• an area office, the activities of which are to be reconsidered, in Nepal;

• an area office, the activities of which are to be reconsidered, in Indonesia.

C For the Americas

• A regional office in Brasilia (Brazil);

• an area office in Tegucigalpa (Honduras);

• an area office, the activities of which are to be reconsidered, in Bridgetown (Barbados);

• an area office, the activities of which are to be reconsidered, in Santiago (Chile).

D For the Arab region

• A regional office in Cairo (Egypt).

E For Europe

• The Regional Unit for Europe in Geneva (Switzerland) will continue to act as a regional office,

instructs the Director of the BDT, in collaboration with the Secretary-General and the Directors of the other two Bureaux, and with the assistance of the Group of Experts on the Evaluation of the ITU Regional Presence

1 to take the necessary measures in order to implement the above decisions, in conformity with Resolution 25 of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994), Resolution 1096 of the 1996 Council concerning field posts, and the recommendations of the Group of Experts;

2 to seek new sources of financing and make use of those that already exist with the aim of increasing, on a continual basis, the resources available for the regional presence;

3 to reactivate as soon as possible those offices whose operations have been frozen to strengthen existing offices on the basis of the staffing criteria set out in Document C97/9, and to propose the establishment, if necessary, of other area offices, subject to the availability of financial resources;

4 to investigate the possible arrangements for, and impact of, expanding the role of the regional presence to serve the needs of countries wishing to benefit from the full range of the Union's activities;

5 to use modern telecommunication techniques to enhance the circulation of information and further improve the management of the regional presence;

6 to submit to the Council at its 1998 session proposals for presentation to the 1998 Plenipotentiary Conference in Minneapolis (1998).

 

Ref.: Document C97/119

__________

 

Top - Feedback - Contact Us - Copyright © ITU 2007 All Rights Reserved
Contact for this page : Secretariat of the Council
Updated : 2007-02-14