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ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2014 to be held in Busan, Republic of Korea

ITU Secretary-General and Republic of Korea sign agreement in Seoul

Geneva, 10 September 2012 – ITU and the Republic of Korea signed an agreement today in Seoul to prepare for the next ITU Plenipotentiary Conference to be held 20 October – 7 November 2014 in Busan, Republic of Korea.

The Plenipotentiary Conference, which is held every four years and comprises of ITU’s 193 Member States, decides on the strategic direction of the Union and allocates its Financial Plan to provide the required resources. The Plenipotentiary Conference also elects ITU’s management, including the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and three Directors of bureaux. The previous Plenipotentiary Conference was held in Guadalajara, Mexico in October 2010.

The Memorandum of Understanding on taking appropriate measures to support the preparatory process for the 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference was signed by ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré and Chairman of the Korea Communications Commission Mr Kye-Cheol Lee.

“The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference is the ultimate decision-making body of the Union,” Dr Touré said at the signing. “It is fitting that the Republic of Korea, a world leader in ICT, will be host to this important global conference.”

The bilateral meeting took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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