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Structure and mandate

Conference structure and their terms of reference

Committee 1
Steering Committee
This Committee is made up of the Chairman and Vice-Chairmen of the Conference, together with the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the Committees and the Working Group of the Plenary.

Terms of reference: To coordinate all matters connected with the smooth execution of work and to plan the order and number of meetings, avoiding overlap wherever possible in view of the limited membership of some delegations.

Committee 2
Budget Control Committee

Terms of reference: To appraise the organization and the facilities available to the delegates, examine and approve the accounts for expenditure incurred throughout the
duration of the conference and present to the plenary meeting a report on the estimated total expenditure of the Conference, together with an estimate of the costs involved in implementing its decisions.

Committee 3
Programmes and activities

Terms of reference: Work topics for BDT programmes and global activities. On the basis of the contributions to the work of the conference, the task of this committee is to identify the questions, topics and other priority subjects whose discussion should result in the elaboration of programmes of thematic activities of global scope for BDT.

Committee 4
Working Methods, Regional Initiatives & Field Operations

Terms of reference: Work topics for regional projects and action lines for BDT. On the basis of the contributions to the work of the Conference, the task of this Committee is to examine regional development initiatives with a view to elaborating, for BDT, regional action lines to support the implementation of those initiatives, as well as ITU-D's working methods, particularly in regard to the organization of and procedures associated with meetings of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group and Study Groups, in the interests of optimizing and enhancing their effectiveness and efficiency during the forthcoming cycle.

Committee 5
Editorial Committee

Terms of reference: To harmonize the texts relating to any conclusions of the conference as defined in Article 22 of the ITU Constitution, such as resolutions, decisions, recommendations or reports, without altering the sense, with a view to their submission to the plenary meeting.

Working Group of the Plenary (WG-PL1)
Terms of reference: The task of this group is to examine contributions relating to the evolution of the telecommunication environment, development strategies identified at the regional level and any other matter of a strategic nature, including matters relating to general policy and cooperation among Member States and Sector Members. It is also entrusted with the task of drawing up a draft Declaration and also a draft strategic plan for ITU-D, which will go into the ITU strategic plan to be adopted by the next Plenipotentiary Conference.

Working Group of the Plenary on WSIS (WG-PL2)
Terms of reference: To provide guidance to the ITU-D Sector with regard to the impact of the WSIS output on the mission and work programme of the ITU-D Sector.

 

 

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