The Plenipotentiary Conference of 1952 completed the reorganization of the Union started in 1947. The duties and procedural arrangements of the Administrative Council were more clearly defined and expanded, as were the provisions about the duties of the Secretary-General. The Conference also decided that the Secretary-General, the two Assistant Secretaries-General as well as the Directors of each Consultative Committee should all be nationals of different Member States.
The provisions regarding safety of life telecommunications were embodied in a new article (Article 36) and amplified to make it obligatory for absolute priority to be given to telecommunications concerning safety of life at sea, on land, or in the air and to epidemiological telecommunications of exceptional urgency of the World Health Organization.
The Buenos Aires Conference also laid the groundwork for the ultimate mergence of the CCIT and CCIF into a single body, the CCITT.