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Plenipotentiary Conferences

Plenipotentiary Conference (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)

14 September - 25 October 1973 - Malaga-Torremolinos, Spain

The Plenipotentiary Conference held in Malaga-Torremolinos in 1973 decided to celebrate “World Telecommunication Day” every year on 17 May – the anniversary of the founding of the Union. The Conference also recognized the success of the TELECOM 71 exhibition organized for the first time in 1971, and laid down directives for organizing similar exhibitions periodically under the sponsorship of the Union and in collaboration with the Union’s members.

Developing countries played a fundamental role at this Conference. For the first time in the history of the ITU, discussions were dominated by problems concerning the developing countries.
Plenipotentiary Conference (Malaga-Torremolinos, 1973)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)
      (English)
    • Compulsory Settlement of Disputes (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)
      (English)
    • Convention internationale des télécommunications (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)
      (Français)
    • Règlement obligatoire des differends (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)
      (Français)
    • Convenio Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)
      (Español)
    • Solución obligatoria de controversias (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)
      (Español)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)
      (Chinese)
    • Compulsory Settlement of Disputes (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)
      (Chinese)

Chairman

Mr. León Herrera Esteban, Director General of Posts and Telecommunications (Spain)

Countries participating

143

    List of participants

    • List of Participants of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973) [English/French/Spanish]
      (Multilingual)

Further Reading

  • "The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference: Inaugural Meeting." Telecommunication Journal 40, no. 11 (1973): 687-692.
    (English)
  • "The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (Malaga-Torremolinos, 1973): The Closing Meeting." Telecommunication Journal 40, no. 12 (1973): 750-753.
    (English)
  • Herrera Esteban, L. "The Malaga-Torremolinos Conference: Comments by the Chairman." Telecommunication Journal 41, no. 5 (1974): 294-298.
    (English)

Library Catalogue

  • Link to the ITU Library Catalogue (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)
    (Multilingual)