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Plenipotentiary Conferences

Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982)

28 September - 6 November 1982 - Nairobi, Kenya

The Plenipotentiary Conference devoted considerable attention to increasing technical cooperation and assistance to developing countries. Article 4 of the Telecommunication Convention was modified to include technical assistance to developing countries as one of the three primary functions of the Union and an “Independent International Commission for World-Wide Telecommunications Development” was set up.

The Nairobi Conference decided that the Directors of the International Consultative Committees (CCIR, CCITT) would henceforth be elected by the Plenipotentiary Conference instead of their Plenary Assembles as had been the case in the past.
Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982)
      (English)
    • Convention internationale des télécommunications (Nairobi, 1982)
      (Français)
    • Convenio Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (Nairobi, 1982)
      (Español)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982) [Arabic version]
      (Arabic)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982) [Chinese version]
      (Chinese)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982) [Russian version]
      (Russian)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982) - Final List of Documents
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982) - Document No. 1-100
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982) - Document No. 101-200
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982) - Document No. 201-300
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982) - Document No. 301-400
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982) - Document No. 401-520
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982) - Document DT No. 1-87
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982) - Document DL No. 1-24
      (English)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nairobi, 1982) - Liste finale des documents
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nairobi, 1982) - Document No. 1-100
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nairobi, 1982) - Document No. 101-200
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nairobi, 1982) - Document No. 201-300
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nairobi, 1982) - Document No. 301-400
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nairobi, 1982) - Document No. 401-520
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nairobi, 1982) - Document DT No. 1-87
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nairobi, 1982) - Document DL No. 1-29
      (Français)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Nairobi, 1982) - Lista de Documentos
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Nairobi, 1982) - Documentos No. 1-100
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Nairobi, 1982) - Documentos No. 101-200
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Nairobi, 1982) - Documentos No. 201-300
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Nairobi, 1982) - Documentos No. 301-400
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Nairobi, 1982) - Documentos No. 401-520
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Nairobi, 1982) - Documentos DT No. 1-87
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Nairobi, 1982) - Documentos DL No. 1-16
      (Español)

Chairman

Mr. Henry Kiprono Kosgey, Minister for Transport and Communications (Kenya)

Countries participating

147

    List of participants

Further Reading

  • "Opening of the 12th ITU Plenipotentiary Conference." Telecommunication Journal, vol. 49 (no. 11), 1982. pp 740-742.
    (English)
  • "The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference has completed its work." Telecommunication Journal, vol. 49 (no. 12), 1982. p 804.
    (English)
  • R.E. Butler. "Change and continuity: editorial." Telecommunication Journal, vol. 50 (no. 1), 1983. pp 3-5.
    (English)
  • "The Plenipotentiary Conference." Telecommunication Journal, vol. 50 (no. 1), 1983. pp 6-8.
    (English)

Library Catalogue

  • Link to ITU Library Catalogue (Nairobi, 1982)
    (Multilingual)