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ITU Council 2009


Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General, gives the ITU medal and certificates to the Chairman of the ITU Council 2009, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, Ghana.

Council 2009 had a very heavy workload and returned good results for the Union. We completed our agenda in record time and this was done in a friendly atmosphere. Having a very able chairman facilitated our discussions, as did the solid documents that were prepared by ITU staff. For this, I am very appreciative.

Key decisions included: council approving the biennial budget for 2010-2011 in record time; council creating a Working Group to elaborate the Strategic and Financial Plan in preparation for the Plenipotentiary Conference next October; council creating a Working Group on Child Online Protection; Council approving a resolution on ICT and climate change; and council adopting a resolution on the role of the group dealing with international Internet-related public policy issues.