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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)
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International Telecommunication Convention (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Compulsory Settlement of Disputes (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Convention internationale des télécommunications (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Règlement obligatoire des differends (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Convenio Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Solución obligatoria de controversias (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
International Telecommunication Convention (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(Chinese)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Compulsory Settlement of Disputes (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(Chinese)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Final List of Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 1-100(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 101-200(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 201-300(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 301-400(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 401-449(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document DT No. 1-94(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Liste finale des documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 1-100(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 101-200(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 201-300(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 301-400(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 401-449(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document DT No. 1-94(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Lista Final de los Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Málaga-Torremolinos, 1973)(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 1-100(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 101-200(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 201-300(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 301-400(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 401-449(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos DT No. 1-94(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)


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

Countries participating


List of participants

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

Further Reading

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

Library Catalogue

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