The 1994 Kyoto Plenipotentiary Conference adopted the first-ever strategic plan for ITU, which advocated a more client-oriented approach and a programme of activities centred around the changing roles, needs and functions of ITU members.
In addition, the Kyoto Conference identified a need for a forum where members could engage in broad, informal discussions on global telecommunication policies and strategies. It thus established the World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) to enable ITU Member States and Sector Members to exchange information and share experience on emerging policy issues arising from the changing telecommunication environment.
The Kyoto Conference adopted two specific resolutions on private sector participation in ITU activities. One resolution formally recognized the rights currently enjoyed in practice by the private sector, the other instructed the ITU Secretary-General to establish a Review Committee to recommend how the rights of the private sector could be enhanced.