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Plenipotentiary Conferences

Plenipotentiary Conference (Buenos Aires, 1952)

3 October - 22 December 1952 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Plenipotentiary Conference of 1952 completed the reorganization of the Union started in 1947. The duties and procedural arrangements of the Administrative Council were more clearly defined and expanded, as were the provisions about the duties of the Secretary-General. The Conference also decided that the Secretary-General, the two Assistant Secretaries-General as well as the Directors of each Consultative Committee should all be nationals of different Member States.

The provisions regarding safety of life telecommunications were embodied in a new article (Article 36) and amplified to make it obligatory for absolute priority to be given to telecommunications concerning safety of life at sea, on land, or in the air and to epidemiological telecommunications of exceptional urgency of the World Health Organization.

The Buenos Aires Conference also laid the groundwork for the ultimate mergence of the CCIT and CCIF into a single body, the CCITT.
Plenipotentiary Conference (Buenos Aires, 1952)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Buenos Aires, 1952)
      (English)
    • Convention internationale des télécommunications (Buenos Aires, 1952)
      (Français)
    • Convenio Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (Buenos Aires, 1952)
      (Español)
    • International Telecommunication Convention (Buenos Aires, 1952)
      (Chinese)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Final List of Documents
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 1-100
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 101-200
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 201-300
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 301-400
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 401-500
      (English)
    • Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 501-537
      (English)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Liste finale des documents
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 1-100
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 101-200
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 201-300
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 301-400
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 401-500
      (Français)
    • Documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Document No. 501-537
      (Français)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia Plenipotenciaria (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Lista de Documentos
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Documentos No. 1-100
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Documentos No. 101-200
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Documentos No. 201-300
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Documentos No. 301-400
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Documentos No. 401-500
      (Español)
    • Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Buenos Aires, 1952) - Documentos No. 501-537
      (Español)

Chairman

Mr. Mario Aurelio Andrada, Secretary General of Posts and Telecommunications (Argentina)

Countries participating

79

    List of participants

    • Lista de Participantes de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Buenos Aires, 1952)
      (Español)

Further Reading

  • "'United Nations Day' at the Plenipotentiary Conference of Buenos Aires." Telecommunication Journal, vol. 19 (no. 12), 1952. pp 562-568.
    (Multilingual)
  • "Some reflections on the Plenipotentiary Conference Buenos Aires." Telecommunication Journal, vol. 20 (no. 7), 1953. pp 100-103.
    (English)

Library Catalogue

  • Link to the ITU Library Catalogue (Buenos Aires, 1952)
    (Multilingual)

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