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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)
    • Convencion Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (Nairobi, 1982)
      (Español)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982)
      (Arabic)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982)
      (Chinese)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982)
      (Russian)

Chairman

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

Countries participating

147

    List of participants

    • List of Participants of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982) [English/French/Spanish]
      (Multilingual)

Further Reading

  • "Opening of the 12th ITU Plenipotentiary Conference." Telecommunication Journal 49, no. 11 (1982): 740-742.
    (English)
  • "The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference has Completed its Work." Telecommunication Journal 49, no. 12 (1982): 804.
    (English)
  • Butler, R.E. "Change and Continuity: Editorial." Telecommunication Journal 50, no. 1 (1983): 3-5.
    (English)
  • "The Plenipotentiary Conference." Telecommunication Journal 50, no. 1 (1983): 6-8.
    (English)

Library Catalogue

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