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Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982)

28 September - 6 November 1982 - Nairobi, Kenya

The Plenipotentiary Conference devoted considerable attention to increasing technical cooperation and assistance to developing countries. Article 4 of the Telecommunication Convention was modified to include technical assistance to developing countries as one of the three primary functions of the Union and an “Independent International Commission for World-Wide Telecommunications Development” was set up.

The Nairobi Conference decided that the Directors of the International Consultative Committees (CCIR, CCITT) would henceforth be elected by the Plenipotentiary Conference instead of their Plenary Assembles as had been the case in the past.
Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982)
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International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982)(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Convention internationale des télécommunications (Nairobi, 1982)(Français)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Convencion Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (Nairobi, 1982)(Español)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982)(عربي)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982)(中文)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982)(Pусский)download PDF PDF (acrobat)


Final List of Documents of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982)(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 1-100(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 101-200(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 201-300(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 301-400(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Docment No. 401-520(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document DT No. 1-87(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document DL No. 1-24(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Liste finale des documents de la Conférence de plénipotentiaires (Nairobi, 1982)(Français)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 1-100(Français)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document no. 101-200(Français)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 201-300(Français)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 301-400(Français)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document No. 401-520(Français)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document DT No. 1-87(Français)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Document DL No. 1-29(Français)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Lista Final de los Documentos de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Nairobi, 1982)(Español)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 1-100(Español)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 101-200(Español)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 201-300(Español)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 301-400(Español)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos No. 401-520(Español)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos DT No. 1-87(Español)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documentos DL No. 1-16(Español)download PDF PDF (acrobat)

List of participants

List of Participants of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Nairobi, 1982) [English/French/Spanish](Multilingual)download PDF PDF (acrobat)


Mr. Henry Kiprono Kosgey (Kenya)

Countries participating



"Opening of the 12th ITU Plenipotentiary Conference." Telecommunication Journal 49, no. 11 (1982): 740-742.(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference has Completed its Work." Telecommunication Journal 49, no. 12 (1982): 804.(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Butler, R.E. "Change and Continuity: Editorial." Telecommunication Journal 50, no. 1 (1983): 3-5.(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"The Plenipotentiary Conference." Telecommunication Journal 50, no. 1 (1983): 6-8.(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)

Library Catalogue

Link to ITU Library Catalogue (Nairobi, 1982)(Multilingual) URL