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 Constitution of ITU: Chapter III - Telecommunication Standardization Sector

ARTICLE 17 - Functions and Structure

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1 1) The functions of the Telecommunication Standardization Sector shall be, bearing in mind the particular concerns of the developing countries, to fulfil the purposes of the Union relating to telecommunication standardization, as stated in Article 1 of this Constitution, by studying technical, operating and tariff questions and adopting recommendations on them with a view to standardizing telecommunications on a worldwide basis.

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2) The precise responsibilities of the Telecommunication Standardization and Radiocommunication Sectors shall be subject to continuing review, in close cooperation, with regard to matters of common interest to both Sectors, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention. Close coordination shall be carried out between the Radiocommunication, Telecommunication Standardization and Telecommunication Development Sectors.

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2 The Telecommunication Standardization Sector shall work through:

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a) world telecommunication standardization assemblies;

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b) telecommunication standardization study groups;

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b bis) the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group;

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c) the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau headed by the elected Director.

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3 The Telecommunication Standardization Sector shall have as members:

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a)of right, the administrations of all Member States;

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b)any entity or organization which becomes a Sector Member in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.

(PP-98) ARTICLE 18 -  World Telecommunication Standardization Assemblies

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1 The duties of world telecommunication standardization assemblies are specified in the Convention.

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2 World telecommunication standardization assemblies shall be convened every four years; however, an additional assembly may be held in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.

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3 Decisions of world telecommunication standardization assemblies must in all circumstances be in conformity with this Constitution, the Convention and the Administrative Regulations. When adopting resolutions and decisions, the assemblies shall take into account the foreseeable financial implications and should avoid adopting resolutions and decisions which might give rise to expenditure in excess of the financial limits laid down by the Plenipotentiary Conference.

(PP-98) ARTICLE 19 -  Telecommunication Standardization Study Groups and Advisory Group

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The respective duties of the telecommunication standardization study groups and advisory group are specified in the Convention.

ARTICLE 20 - Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

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The functions of the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau are specified in the Convention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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