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Plenipotentiary Conference (Nice, 1989)

23 May - 29 June 1989 - Nice, France

The Nice Plenipotentiary Conference agreed to adopt a permanent constitution for ITU. The delegates approved a new two-instrument approach whereby the Union’s most basic principles would be embodied in a permanent instrument known as the Constitution, and the remainder of the provisions would be retained in the Convention to be revised by each Plenipotentiary Conference. The three sets of Administrative Regulations (Telegraph, Telephone and Radio Regulations) would continue as an annex to the Convention.

The Conference felt that ITU’s role in the field of telecommunication development needed further strengthening. It established the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), with an elected Director, in order to place technical assistance to developing countries on the same footing as the Union’s traditional activities of standardization and spectrum management.

A Voluntary Group of Experts (VGE) was created to make proposals for the simplification of the Radio Regulations, and a High Level Committee (HLC) was established to review the Union’s overall structure and working methods.
Plenipotentiary Conference (Nice, 1989)
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Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nice, 1989)(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Actes finals de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nice, 1989)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Actas Finales de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciario (Niza, 1989)(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nice, 1989)(Arabic)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nice, 1989)(Chinese)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nice, 1989)(Russian)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Final List of Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nice, 1989)(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. 401-500(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 501-529(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document DT. No. 1-82(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document DL No. 1-52(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Liste finale des documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nice, 1989)(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. 401-500(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 501-529(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document DT No. 1-82(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document DL No. 1-57(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Lista Final de los Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Niza, 1989)(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. 410-500(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 501-529(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos DT No. 1-82(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos DL No. 1-57(Spanish)download PDF PDF (acrobat)

Chairman

Mr. Jean Grenier, Director of Industrial and International Affaires, France Telecom (France)

Countries participating

143

List of participants

List of Participants of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nice, 1989) [English/French/Spanish](Multilingual)download PDF PDF (acrobat)

Further Reading

Butler, R.E. "The Plenipotentiary Conference." Telecommunication Journal 56, no. 4 (1989): 203-204.(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Butler, R.E. "Shaping the Future: Editorial." Telecommunication Journal 56, no. 7 (1989): 413.(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"The French Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Space, Mr. P. Quilès, opens ITU Plenipotentiary Conference." Telecommunication Journal 56, no. 7 (1989): 414-416.(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"Jean Jipguep Re-elected Deputy Secretary-General of the ITU." Telecommunication Journal 56, no. 8 (1989): 489.(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"The Plenipotentiary Conference." Telecommunication Journal 56, no. 9 (1989): 546-550.(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"Pekka Tarjane (Finland) Elected Secretary-General of the ITU." Telecommunication Journal 56, no. 7 (1989): 417.(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)

Library Catalogue

  • Link to the ITU Library Catalogue (Nice, 1989)
    (Multilingual)