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Ref: Res. 109 (Marrakesh, 2002)

Group of Member States on the review and consolidation of
provisions regarding observers

Terms of Reference

The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, by its Resolution 109 (Marrakesh, 2002), decided to set up a group of Member States with the following terms of reference:

 1)        to review all relevant provisions of the basic texts of the Union concerning
            observers; and

 2)        to prepare a report for consideration by the 2004 session of the Council, including recommendations regarding the status of Sector Member observers to the Council, to be implemented by the Council on a provisional basis.

Participation

This group is open to all Member States of the ITU. 

Chairmanship

The Group is chaired by Ms. Janis Doran (Canada). (Circular Letter No. 03 (E/F/S) was sent on 28 April 2003 to Member States to inform them of the appointment of a Chairman and to designate an expert to participate in the work of the Group).

Working Group Documentation

- C06/33 - Report of the Working Group on Observers to Council 2006
- Report from RAG on Sector Member Observers at Council 2005
- Report from TSAG on Sector Member Observers at Council 2005
- C05/84 - Decision 524 of Council 2005
- C05/74 - Summary record of the third Plenary Meeting of Council 2005
- C05/8 - Report of the Working Group on Observers to Council 2005
- C05/EP/9 - Report of the Working Group on Observers to Council 2005 - Proposed modifications to the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union, the General Rules of Conferences, Assemblies and Meetings of the Union and a draft Resolution on observers for approval by the 2006 Plenipotentiary Conference
- BR Circular 146 - Admission of Sector Members as observers to sessions of the Council
- ITU-D DM-203 - Admission of Sector Members as observers to sessions of the Council
- TSB Circular 21 - Request to Sector Members to submit candidatures as observers at meetings of Council
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Comments from ICAO

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Council Document C04/30 - Report of the Working Group on review and consolidation of provisions regarding observers (Resolution 109 (Marrakesh, 2002)
(Resolution 109 (Marrakesh, 2002))

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Summary of Responses to Administrative Circular CA/134 of the Radiocommunication Bureau dated January 14th, 2004

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BR Administrative Circular CA/134 - Admission of Sector Members as observers at meetings of Council - implementation of Resolution 109 (Marrakesh, 2002)

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Reply received from the Director of TSB on 23 January 2004

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Letter sent to the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau on 6 October 2003

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Reply received from the Director of BDT on 12 January 2004

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Letter sent to the Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau on 6 October 2003

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Reply received from the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau on 4 February 2004

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Letter sent to the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau on 6 October 2003

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Discussion paper prepared by the Chairman of the Working Group on Observers - Resolution 109 (Marrakesh, 2002) - 25 February 2004

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Status of Observers' Rights in the ITU

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List of documents submitted by, or containing interventions made by, Observers at: PP-04, WRC-95, WRC-97, PP-98, WRC-2000, PP-02, WRC-03

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Discussion paper prepared by the Chairman of the Working Group on Observers - Resolution 109 (Marrakesh, 2002) - 23 January 2004

Background Information

- Decision 519 of Council 2004 - Extension of the mandate of the Working Group on Observers and the implementation of the admission on a provisional basis of observers representing Sector Members to Council 2005 (Doc. C04/82)
- Summary Record of the Tenth Plenary Meeting of Council 2004 (C04/106)
- Summary Record of the Sixth Plenary Meeting of Council 2004 (C04/78)
- Decision of Council (May 2003) to enable, on a provisional basis, Member State observers to Council to     address the meetings of Council (Doc. C03/45) (E/F/S)
- Resolution 109 (Marrakesh, 2002) (E/F/S)
- Extract of the Minutes of the Fifteenth Plenary Meeting of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Marrakesh, 2002) (E/F/S)
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Proposals made to PP-02 concerning the situation of observers:

Doc. PP-02/10 (EUR/10/21 + 22) (E/F/S)  

Doc. PP-02/15(Add.4)(IAP/15/40a + 40b)  (E/F/S)

Doc. PP-02/25(Add.1) (ACP/25/7 + 8) (E/F/S)

Doc. PP-02/52 (ARB/52/127-138) (E/F/S)

Doc. PP-02/61(Rev.1) (AFCP/61/11) (E/F/S)

- Report of the Group of Experts to prepare for PP-02 on ITU Reform (Recommendation R29) (E/F/S)

 

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