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Posted the: 2003-03-20 Numac: 2003015020 FEDERAL Foreign Affairs, external trade and development COOPERATION PUBLIC SERVICE July 11, 2002. -Law on consent in the following international acts: 1. Instrument of amendment to the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union;
2 instrument of amendment to the Convention of the International Union of telecommunications, made in Kyoto on October 14, 1994;
3. instrument of amendment to the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union;
4 instrument of amendment to the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union, made in Minneapolis on November 6, 1998 (1) ALBERT II, King of the Belgians, to all, present and future, hi.
The Chambers have adopted and we endorse the following: Article 1. This Act regulates a matter referred to in article 77 of the Constitution.
S. 2. the following international acts will release their full and complete effect: 1. Instrument of amendment to the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union;
2 instrument of amendment to the Convention of the International Union of telecommunications, made in Kyoto on October 14, 1994;
3. instrument of amendment to the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union;
4 instrument of amendment to the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union, made in Minneapolis on November 6, 1998, promulgate this Act, order that it self under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given in Brussels on 11 July 2002.
ALBERT by the King: Foreign Minister MICHEL the Minister of Telecommunications, R. DAEMS sealed with the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice, Mr. VERWILGHEN _ Notes (1) Session 2001-2002.
Senate.
Documents. -Bill filed on 24 January 2002, no. 2 - 1025/1. Erratum 2-1025/2. Report on behalf of the Committee, 2-1025/3.
Parliamentary Annals.
-Discussion, meeting of April 25, 2002. Vote, meeting of April 25, 2002.
House of representatives.
Documents.
-Projects passed by the Senate, no. 50-1766/1. Text adopted in plenary meeting and submitted to the Royal assent, no. 50-1766/2.
Parliamentary Annals. -Discussion, meeting of 23 May 2002. Vote, May 23, 2002 meeting.
INSTRUMENT of amendment to the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992) [amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994)] part I foreword by virtue and in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992), and particularly to the provisions of article 55, the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Union of telecommunications (Kyoto, 1994) adopted the following amendments to the above-mentioned Constitution : ARTICLE 8 (CS) the Conference of Plenipotentiaries MOD 50. (- b) examines the reports prepared by the Council on the activities of the Union since the last Conference of Plenipotentiaries as well as policy and strategic planning of the Union;
MOD 57. (- i) consider and adopt, if appropriate, proposals for amendments to this Constitution and the Convention, made by the members of the Union, in accordance with, respectively, the provisions of article 55 of the Constitution and the relevant provisions of the Convention;
ADD 59A. -3.
Exceptionally, during the interval between two ordinary Plenipotentiary Conference, a special Plenipotentiary Conference may be convened with an agenda limited to deal with specific subjects: ADD 59 B. (- a) by decision of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries previous ordinary;
ADD 59(C). (-b) on application made individually by two-thirds of the members of the Union and addressed to the Secretary-General;
ADD 59 D. -c) on proposal of the Council, with the agreement of at least two thirds of the members of the Union.
ARTICLE 9 (CS) principles on elections-related issues MOD 62. (- b) the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General, directors offices and members of the Board of the radio regulations are elected among the candidates proposed by the members as their nationals, they are all nationals of different Member and that, in their election, due account is taken of a geographical distribution between the regions of the world; with regard to elected officials, should also take due account of the principles set out in number 154 of this Constitution;
MOD 63. -c) the members of the Board of the radio regulations should be elected individually, each Member may propose only one candidate.
ARTICLE 28 (CS) Finance of the Union MOD 163. -(4) class contribution chosen by each Member in accordance with number 161 or 162 above, is applicable to the first biennial budget from the expiry of the period of six months referred to in number 161 or 162 above.
Part II Date of entry into force the amendments contained in this instrument will enter into force, in their entirety and in the form of a single instrument, 1 January 1996 between the members that are parties to the Constitution and Convention of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992) and prior to that date, which have deposited their instrument of ratification acceptance or approval of this instrument or accession to it.
IN witness whereof, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have signed the original of the instrument of amendments the Constitution of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992).
Done at Kyoto, 14 October 1994 INSTRUMENT of amendment to the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992) [amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994)] PLENIOPTENTIAIRES CONFERENCE (KYOTO, 1994) part I foreword by virtue and in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992), and in particular the provisions of article 42 , the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Union of telecommunications (Kyoto, 1994) adopted the following amendments to the Convention: ARTICLE 4 (CV) MOD 50 Council. -1. The number of Member of the Board is set by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries which is held every four years.
MOD 50A. -2. This number should not exceed 25% of the total number of the members of the Union.
MOD 80. -(14) is responsible for coordination with all international organizations referred to in articles 49 and 50 of the Constitution. For this purpose, he concluded on behalf of the Union of the interim agreements with the international organisations referred to in article 50 of the Constitution and the numbers 260 and 261 of the Convention and with the United Nations in implementation of the agreement between the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union: these interim agreements must be submitted to the Conference of Plenipotentiaries following in accordance with the relevant provision of article 8 of the Constitution;
ARTICLE 7 (CV) global MOD 118 Radiocommunication Conferences. - (2). The general framework of this agenda should be set four years in advance, and the final agenda is set by the Council preferably two years before the conference, with the agreement of the majority of the members of the Union, subject to the provisions of no. 47 of the present Convention. These two versions of the agenda are based on the recommendations of the world radiocommunication conference in accordance with the provisions of the number 126 of the present Convention.
ARTICLE 19 (CV) Participation of entities and organizations other than Government in the activities of the Union MOD 239. -9. An entity or organization referred to in numbers 229 or 230 above may act on behalf of the Member who approved it, if he informed the Director of Bureau concerned that has authorized it to this effect.
ARTICLE 23 (CV) Invitation and admission to Plenipotentiary Conferences when there is an inviting Government MOD 258. -3. The Secretary-General invited as observers: ADD 262 A. (- e) entities and organizations referred to in issue 229 of this Convention and the organisations having an international character representing these entities and organizations.
MOD 269. (- b) observers from organizations and institutions invited in accordance with numbers 259 to 262 A.
ARTICLE 24 (CV) Invitation and admission to radiocommunication conferences when there is an inviting Government MOD 271. -2. (1) the provisions of numbers 256 to 265 of this Convention, with the exception of no. 262, are applicable to radiocommunication conferences.
ARTICLE 32 (CV) rules of procedure of conferences and other meetings MOD 379. - (2). The text of any important proposal which must be the subject of a vote must be distributed in the working languages of the conference sufficiently early to allow his study before the discussion.
ARTICLE 33 (CV) (1) finance NOC 475. -4. The following provisions apply to contributions from the organisations referred to numbers 259 to 262 and entities allowed to participate in the activities of the Union in accordance with the provisions of article 19 of this Convention.
MOD 476. (1) organizations referred to numbers 259 to 262 of this Convention and other international organizations attending a Conference of Plenipotentiaries, in a sector of the Union or a world of international telecommunications conference contribute to the expenses of this conference or this sector in accordance with the numbers 479-481, below,

as appropriate, except when they were exempted by the Council, subject to reciprocity.
MOD 477. -(2) any entity Organization contained in the lists mentioned in the number 237 of the Convention contributes to the expenditures in the sector in accordance with the numbers 479 and 480 below.
MOD 478. -(3) any entity or organization listed in the lists referred to in number 237 of this Convention who participates in a radio conference, at a conference of international telecommunications or at a conference or a meeting of a sector which is not a member contributes to the expenses of this conference or this Assembly in accordance with the numbers 479 and 481 below.
MOD 479. -(4) mentioned in Nos. 476, 477 and 478 contributions are based on the free choice of a class of contribution of the scale contained in paragraph 468 above, excluding classes 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 unit reserved for the members of the Union (this exclusion does not apply to the development of the telecommunications sector); the selected class is communicated to the Secretary-General; the entity or organization concerned may at any time choose a class of contribution greater than that which it adopted previously.
MOD 480. -(5) the amount of the contribution per unit expenditure in each sector concerned is fixed at 1/5 of the contributory unit of members of the Union. These contributions are considered a recipe of the Union. They bear interest in accordance with the provisions of no. 474 above.
MOD 481. -(6) the amount of the contribution per unit at the expenses of a conference or a meeting is fixed by dividing the total amount of the budget of the conference or Assembly in question by the total number of units paid by members in respect of their contribution to the Union's expenditure. Contributions are considered a recipe of the Union. They shall bear interest from the sixtieth day following the sending of invoices, at rates fixed number 474 above.
MOD 482. -(7) the reduction in the number of contribution units is possible only in accordance with the principles set out in the relevant provisions of article 28 of the Constitution.
MOD 483. -(8) in the event of termination of participation in the work of a sector or if this participation (see number 240 of this Agreement) is terminated, the contribution must be paid until the last day of the month when the denunciation takes effect or the month where there is an end to participation.
MOD 484. -5. The price of sale of publications is determined by the Secretary-General, inspired by the desire of, as a general rule, the costs of reproduction and distribution.
MOD 485.
-6. The Union maintains a reserve fund constituting a working capital to make fornt essential expenditure and maintain sufficient cash reserves to avoid, insofar as possible, have recourse to loans. The Council annually sets the amount of the reserve fund based on projected needs. At the end of each biennium budget, all budget appropriations which have not been spent or committed are placed in the reserve fund. Other details on this reserve fund are described in the financial regulation.
MOD 486. -7. (1) in accordance with the coordination committee, the Secretary-General may accept voluntary contributions in cash or in kind, provided that the conditions applicable to those contributions conform, where appropriate, to the object and the programmes of the Union as well as to the financial regulation, which shall contenirdes special provisions relating to the acceptance and use of these voluntary contributions.
NOC487.
-(2) the Secretary-General reflects these voluntary contributions to the Council in the financial management report and a document briefly the origin and the proposed use of each of these contributions and the suite that was given to them.
Annex (CV) observer: Person sent by: MOD 1002. -* the United Nations, a specialized agency of the United Nations, the international agency of atomic energy, a regional organization of telecommunication or an intergovernmental organization operating satellite systems, to participate in a consultative capacity to the Plenipotentiary Conference, a conference or a meeting of a sector * an international organization, to participate in an advisory capacity at a conference or a meeting of a sector , * the Government of a member of the Union, to participate without the right to vote in a regional conference, * an entity or organization referred to in issue 229 of the Convention or an international organization representing such entities or organizations in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Convention.
Part II Date of entry into force the amendments contained in this instrument will enter into force, in their entirety and in the form of a single instrument, 1 January 1996 between the members that are parties to the Constitution and Convention of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992) and prior to that date, which have deposited their instrument of ratification acceptance or approval of this instrument or accession to it.
In witness whereof, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have signed the original of the instrument of amendment to the Convention of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992).
Done at Kyoto, 14 October 1994 INSTRUMENT of amendment to the Constitution of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992) as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) [amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998)] (2) CONSTITUTION of the international UNION of TELECOMMUNICATIONS (Geneva, 1992) part I foreword by virtue and in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva 1992) as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994), and particularly to the provisions of article 55, the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Union of telecommunications (Minneapolis, 1998) adopted the following amendments to the above-mentioned Constitution: chapter I provisions ARTICLE 1 (CS) object of the Union MOD 3. (- a) to maintain and extend international cooperation between all its Member States for the improvement and rational use of telecommunications of all kinds;
ADD 3. -abis) to encourage and to broaden the participation of entities and organizations in the activities of the Union and ensure cooperation and a fruitful partnership between them and the Member States to meet the objectives set out in the purpose of the Union;
MOD 4. (-b) to promote and offer technical assistance to developing countries in the field of telecommunications, and also promote the mobilization of material, human and financial resources required for its implementation, as well as the access to information;
MOD 8. (-f) to harmonize the efforts of Member States and to promote cooperation and a fruitful and constructive partnership between Member States and members of the sectors to these purposes.
MOD 11. (- a) performs the allocation of the radio spectrum frequency bands, the allotment of radio frequencies and the recording of assignments of frequency and, for space services, any orbital position associated with orbit geostationary or any characteristic associated with satellites on other orbits in order to avoid harmful interference between different countries radio stations;
MOD 12. (- b) coordinates the efforts to eliminate harmful interference between different countries radio stations and improve the use of the radio spectrum to radiocommunication services as well as the orbit of geostationary satellites and other orbits;
MOD 14. (- d) encourages cooperation and international solidarity to provide technical assistance to countries in development, as well as the creation, development and the development of facilities and telecommunication networks in developing countries by all means at its disposal, including its participation in relevant programmes of the United Nations and the use of its own resources , according to the needs.
MOD 16. (- f) promotes collaboration between Member States and the members of the sectors to establish tariffs at levels as low as possible, consistent with good quality service and a fiscally healthy and independent telecommunications;
ADD 19A. (- j) encourages the participation of the entities concerned in the Union's activities and cooperation with regional and other organizations in order to meet the purpose of the Union.
ARTICLE 2 (CS) Composition of the Union MOD 20. -The International Telecommunication Union is an intergovernmental organization in which Member States and sector members, who have rights and obligations clearly defined, cooperate in responding to the object of the Union.
Having regard to the principle of universality and to the interest of universal participation in the Union, it consists of: MOD 21. (- a) any State which is a State member of the International Telecommunication Union as a party to any International Telecommunication Convention before the entry into force of this Constitution and the Convention.

MOD 23. -c) any other State not a member of the Organization of the United Nations, which seeks to become a State member of the Union and which, after its application has been approved by two-thirds of the Member States of the Union, adheres to this Constitution and to the Convention in accordance with the provisions of article 53 of this Constitution. If such a request of admission as Member State is presented during the period between two Plenipotentiary Conferences, the Secretary-General consults with the Member States of the Union; a Member State is considered as forbore as if it did not respond within a period of four months from the day where it has been consulted.
ARTICLE 3 (CS) MOD. - rights and obligations of Member States and members of the MOD 24 sectors. -1. Member States and sector members have rights and are subject to the obligations laid down in this Constitution and in the Convention.
MOD 25. -2. The rights of Member States, as regards their participation in conferences, meetings and consultations of the Union, are as follows: MOD 26. (- a) any Member State has the right to participate in conferences, is eligible for the Council and has the right to present candidates for the election of the elected officials of the Union or of the members of the Committee of the radio regulations;
MOD 27. (- b) any Member State has, subject to the provisions of items 169 and 210 of the present Constitution, also be entitled to a voice in all Conferences of Plenipotentiaries, to all world conferences and all meetings of the sectors as well as to all meetings of study and, if it is part of the Council, at all sessions of this Council. Regional conferences, only Member States of the region concerned have the right to vote;
MOD 28. -c) any Member State has, subject to the provisions of items 169 and 210 of the present Constitution, also be entitled to a voice in any consultation carried out by correspondence. In the case of consultations on regional conferences, only Member States of the region concerned have the right to vote.
ADD 28A. -
3. With regard to their participation in the activities of the Union, the sector members are allowed to participate fully in the activities of the sector of which they are members, subject to the relevant provisions of the Constitution and the Convention: ADD 28 B. (- a) they can provide presidents and vice-presidents for meetings of the sectors, as well as for the global conferences of the telecommunication development;
ADD 28(C). (- b) they are allowed, subject to the relevant provisions of the Convention and the relevant decisions adopted in this regard by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, to participate in the adoption of Questions and recommendations and decisions related to the working methods and procedures in the sector concerned.
ARTICLE 4 (CS) Instruments of the Union MOD 31. -3. The provisions of this Constitution and of the Convention are more supplemented by those of the bylaws listed below, that regulate the use of telecommunications and bind all Member States: - the International Telecommunication Regulations, - the radio regulations.
ARTICLE 6 (CS) implementation instruments of the Union MOD 37. -1. Member States are required to comply with the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and laws in all offices and all telecommunications stations established or operated by them, and providing international services or which may cause harmful interference to other countries radio services, except for services which escape these obligations under the provisions of article 48 of the present Constitution.
MOD 38. -2. Member States are also required to take the necessary measures to enforce the observance of the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and the bylaws to operations allowed by them to establish and operate telecommunications and provide international services or operate stations that may cause harmful interference to other countries radiocommunication services.
ARTICLE 7 (CS) Structure of the Union MOD 44. (- e) sector of the standardization of telecommunications, including the global assemblies of Telecommunication Standardization;
ARTICLE 8 (CS) the Conference of Plenipotentiaries MOD 47. -1. The Plenipotentiary Conference is composed of delegations representing Member States. It is convened every four years.
MOD 48.
-2. On the basis of proposals from Member States and in light of the reports of the Council, the Conference of Plenipotentiaries: MOD 50. (- b) considered the reports of the Council on the activities of the Union since the previous Conference of Plenipotentiaries as well as on the policy and strategic planning of the Union;
MOD 51. -c) establishes the bases of the budget of the Union and, taking into account the decisions on the basis of the reports mentioned in paragraph 50 above, financial limits corresponding to the period until the next Plenipotentiary Conference, having considered all relevant aspects of the activities of the Union during this period;
ADD 51A.
(- d) establishes, by applying the procedures set out in numbers 161 d to 161G of this Constitution, the total number of contributory units for the period up to the Plenipotentiary Conference following, on the basis of the contribution announced by Member States classes.
MOD 54. (- f) elected States members called to compose the Council.
MOD 57. (- i) consider and adopt, if appropriate, proposals for amendment to this Constitution and the Convention, made by the Member States, in accordance with, respectively, the provisions of article 55 of the Constitution and the relevant provisions of the Convention;
ADD 58A. -jbis) adopt the rules of procedure of conferences and other meetings of the Union and amendments that regulation;
MOD 59(C). (-b) on the request formulated individually by two thirds of the Member States and addressed to the Secretary-General;
MOD 59 D. -c) on proposal of the Council, with the agreement of at least two thirds of the Member States.
ARTICLE 9 (CS) principles on elections-related issues MOD 62. (- b) the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General, directors offices and the members of the Board of the radio regulations are elected from among the candidates proposed by the Member States as their nationals, whether they are all nationals of different Member States and that, in their election, due account is taken of a geographical distribution between the regions of the world; with regard to elected officials, should also take due account of the principles set out in number 154 of this Constitution;
MOD 63. -c) members of the Radiocommunication Regulations Committee are elected individually; each Member State may propose that only one candidate.
ARTICLE 10 (CS) the MOD 65 Council. -1. (1) the Council is composed of members elected by the Conference of plenipotentiaries in accordance with number 61 of this Constitution.
MOD 69. -4. (1) the Council is responsible for taking all measures to facilitate the implementation, by Member States, of the provisions of this Constitution, of the Convention, the administrative regulations, decisions of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries and, where applicable, the decisions of other conferences and meetings of the Union, as well as to perform all other tasks assigned to it by the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
MOD 70. -(2) it examines the great questions of telecommunications policy in accordance with the guidelines of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries so that policy and strategy of the Union are perfectly adapted to evolving telecommunications environment and establishes a report on the policy and strategic planning recommended for the Union, as well as on their financial implications. It uses for this purpose the data prepared by the Secretary-General in accordance with no. 74 below.
ARTICLE 11 (CS) Secretariat general ADD 73 A. -(2) the functions of the Secretary-General are contained in the Convention. In addition, the Secretary-General: MOD 74. (- a) coordinates the activities of the Union with the assistance of the coordination Committee;
ADD 74A. (- b) prepares the necessary data for the preparation of a report on the policy and the strategic plan of the Union with the assistance of the coordination committee, and coordinates the implementation of the plan;
MOD 75. -c) takes all necessary measures to ensure that the Union's resources are used with economy and is accountable to the Council for all of the administrative and financial aspects of the activities of the Union;
MOD 76. (- d) is representative of the Union.
ADD 76A. -(3) the Secretary-General may act as custodian of special arrangements established in accordance with article 42 of this Constitution.
Chapter II radiocommunication section 12 (CS) functions sector and structure MOD 78. -1.
(1) the duties of the Radiocommunication sector are, keeping in mind the particular concerns of developing countries, to meet the object of the Union concerning radio, as set out in article 1 of this Constitution,

-ensuring the use rational, equitable, effective and economic of the of the radio frequency spectrum by all radiocommunication services, including the use the of the geostationary orbit and other orbits, subject to the provisions of article 44 of this Constitution, and - by making studies without limitation on the frequency range, and by adopting recommendations on radiocommunication.
MOD 83. -c) radiocommunication assemblies;
ADD 84A. -dbis) of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group;
MOD 87. (- a) right, the administrations of all Member States;
MOD 88. (- b) any entity or organisation that becomes a member of the sector in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.
ARTICLE 13 (CS) Conferences of radiocommunication and MOD 90 radiocommunication assemblies. -2. World radiocommunication conferences are normally convened every two to three years. However, in accordance with relevant Convention, such a conference may not be convened or an additional conference can be convened.
MOD 91. -3. Radiocommunication assemblies are also normally convened every two to three years and may be associated in venue and dates the world radiocommunication conferences so as to improve the efficiency and productivity of the Radiocommunication sector. Radiocommunication assemblies establish the technical basis for the work of world radiocommunication conferences and give all the requests of such conferences; their functions are set out in the Convention.
MOD 92. -4.
The decisions of the world conferences of radiocommunication, radio and regional conferences of radiocommunication assemblies must be, in all cases, consistent with the provisions of this Constitution and the Convention. The decisions of the radio or the regional radiocommunication conferences meetings must be also, in all cases, comply with the provisions of the radio regulations. In adopting resolutions or decisions, the conferences must take into account the foreseeable financial implications and should avoid adopting resolutions or decisions likely to lead to exceeding the financial limits laid down by the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
ARTICLE 14 (CS) ADD 93 radio regulations Board. -2. The Radiocommunication Regulations Committee consists of 12 members or a number of members corresponding to 6% of the total number of Member States, according to the number which is the highest.
MOD 95. (- a) to approve rules of procedure, which have technical criteria, in accordance with the radio regulations and the decisions of the competent radiocommunication conferences. These rules of procedure are used by the Director and the Bureau in the application of the radio regulations to record assignments made by the Member States. These rules may be the subject of comments from Governments and, in the case of persistent disagreement, the matter is referred to a next world radiocommunication conference.
MOD 97. -c) to perform all additional tasks relating to the assignment and use of frequencies, as shown in the number 78 of this Constitution, in accordance with the procedures laid down in the radio regulations, prescribed by a competent conference or by the Council with the consent of the majority of Member States for the preparation of such a conference or implementing its decisions.
MOD 99. -(2) no member of the Committee shall, with regard to the exercise of its functions in the service of the Union, seek or receive instructions from any Government or from any member of any Government, or any organization or public or private person. The members of the Committee should refrain from taking any measure or to join any decision that may be incompatible with their status as defined in paragraph 98 above.
MOD 100. -(3) the Member States and sector members shall respect the exclusively international character of the functions of the members of the Committee and refrain from seeking to influence them in the exercise of their functions within the Committee.
ARTICLE 15 (CS) Commissions studies and Advisory Group MOD 102 radio. -The respective roles of boards of studies and the Radiocommunication Advisory Group are set out in the Convention.
Chapter III standardization of telecommunications ARTICLE 17 (CS) functions and structure MOD 104. -1.
(1) the duties of the Telecommunication Standardization sector are, keeping in mind the particular developing countries concerns, to respond to the object of the Union concerning the standardization of telecommunications, as set out in article 1 of this Constitution, by conducting studies on technical, operating and pricing issues and adopting recommendations thereon to the standardization of telecommunications around the world.
MOD 107. (- a) World Telecommunication Standardization meetings;
ADD 108A. -bbis) of the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group;
MOD 111. (- a) right, the administrations of all Member States;
MOD 112. (- b) any entity or organisation that becomes a member of the sector in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.
ARTICLE 18 (CS) MOD 113 Telecommunication Standardization world assemblies. -1. The role of the World Telecommunication Standardization assemblies is defined in the Convention.
MOD 114. -2. World Telecommunication Standardization assemblies are convened every four years. However, an additional meeting may be organised in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.
MOD 115. -3. The decisions of the World Telecommunication Standardization assemblies must be, in all cases, consistent with the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and the by-laws. In adopting resolutions or decisions, the assemblies should take into account the foreseeable financial consequences and should avoid adopting resolutions or decisions likely to lead to exceeding the financial limits laid down by the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
ARTICLE 19 (CS) Commissions studies and standardization Advisory Group telecommunications MOD 116. -The respective roles of boards of studies and the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group are set out in the Convention.
Chapter IV development of telecommunications ARTICLE 21 (CS) functions and structure MOD 122. (-b) to encourage, particularly through the partnership, development, expansion and operation of networks and telecommunications services, particularly in developing countries, taking into account the activities of other relevant bodies, by strengthening the means of development of the human resources, planning, management, mobilization of resources and research and development;
ADD 132 A. -bbis) of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group;
MOD 135. (- a) right, the administrations of all Member States;
MOD 136. (- b) any entity or organization that became a member of the sector in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.
ARTICLE 22 (CS) MOD 142 Telecommunication Development Conferences. -4. Telecommunication development conferences are not final acts. Their findings take the form of resolutions, decisions, recommendations or reports. These conclusions should be, in all cases, consistent with the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and the by-laws. In adopting resolutions or decisions, the conferences must take into account the foreseeable financial implications and should avoid adopting resolutions or decisions likely to lead to exceeding the financial limits laid down by the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
ARTICLE 23 (CS) Commissions studies telecommunications development and the development of MOD 144 telecommunications Advisory Group. -The respective roles of boards of studies of the development of telecommunications and the Advisory Group for the development of telecommunications are set out in the Convention.
Chapter V other provisions relating to the functioning of the Union ARTICLE 25 (CS) Global Conferences of international telecommunications MOD 147. -2. The decisions of global conferences of the international telecommunications are, in all cases, comply with the provisions of this Constitution and the Convention. When adopting resolutions or decisions, the conferences must take into account the foreseeable financial implications and should avoid adopting resolutions or decisions likely to lead to exceeding the financial limits laid down by the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
ARTICLE 27 (CS) elected officials and staff of the Union MOD 151. -(2) the Member States and sector members shall respect the exclusively international character of the functions of these officials

elected officials and staff of the Union, and to refrain from seeking to influence them in the performance of their tasks.
MOD 153. -(4) to ensure proper functioning of the Union, any Member State including a national elected Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General or Director of an Office must, to the extent possible, refrain from remind what national between two Plenipotentiary Conferences.
ARTICLE 28 (CS) Finance of the Union MOD 159. -2. The Union's expenditure are covered by: ADD 159 A. (- a) the contributions of its Member States and members of the sectors;
ADD 159B. (- b) other revenue specified in the Convention or in the financial regulations.
ADD 159 C. -2A. Each Member State and each Member of sector pay an amount which is equivalent number of units corresponding to the contribution class selected by them, according to numbers 160 to 161I below.
ADD 159 D. -2B. Expenditures of the regional conferences referred to in number 43 of this Constitution are the responsibility of all Member States of the region concerned, depending on the contribution of the latter and, where appropriate, on the same basis, of those of the Member States from other regions who participated in such conferences.
MOD 160. -3. (1) Member States and sector members freely choose contribution class that they intend to participate in the Union's expenditure.
MOD 161. -(2) the Member States carry out their choice during a Conference of plenipotentiaries in accordance with the scale of the contribution classes and the conditions laid down in the Convention as well as the procedures outlined below.
ADD 161A. -(2A) the sector members perform their choice in accordance with the scale of contribution classes and the conditions laid down in the Convention as well as the procedures outlined below.
ADD 161B. -3A. (1) the Council, at its session preceding the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, the provisional amount of the contributory unit, on the basis of the project financially for the same period and the total number of contributory units.
ADD 161(C). -(2) the Secretary general shall inform the Member States and sector members of the interim of the contributory unit amount, determined under number 161 B above, and invites Member States to notify to it no later than one week before the date fixed for the beginning of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, the class of contribution they choose on an interim basis.
ADD 161 D. -(3) the Conference of Plenipotentiaries determines, during its first week, the provisional contribution unit upper limit resulting from the measures taken by the Secretary-General pursuant to item 161 B and 161(c) above, taking into account the possible changes in contribution classes reported by Member States to the Secretary-General as well as classes of contribution, which remain unchanged.
ADD 161ST. -(4) taking into account the project's financial plan as revised, the Conference of Plenipotentiaries determines the final upper limit of the amount of the contributory unit. The Secretary-General then invited Member States to announce before the end of the penultimate week of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, contribution class they choose permanently.
ADD 161E. -(5) the Member States which have not notified to the Secretary-General their decision on the date set by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries retain contribution class that they had previously chosen.
ADD 161G. -(6) the Conference of Plenipotentiaries approved then the financial final plan on the basis of the total number of contributory unit corresponding to the contribution classes final chosen by Member States, and classes of contribution of the sector members at the date of approval of the financial plan.
ADD 161H. -3B. (1) the Secretary-General shall inform the sector members of the final upper limit of the amount of the contributory unit and invites them to notify him, within three months following the closing date of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, contribution class they chose.
ADD 161I. -(2) the members of the sectors which were not notified to the Secretary-General their decision within this period of three months retain contribution class that they had previously chosen.
MOD 162. -(3) the amendments to the scale of contribution classes adopted by a Conference of Plenipotentiaries, shall apply to the choice of the following contribution during the Conference of Plenipotentiaries class.
MOD 163. -(4) chosen by a Member State or a member of sector contribution class is applicable from the first biennial budget following a Conference of plenipotentiaries.
SUP 164 MOD 165. -5. When it chooses its contribution class, a Member State should not the reduction of more than two classes of contribution and the Council must indicate the terms of progressive implementation of this reduction in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as natural disasters requiring international assistance programs launched, the Conference of Plenipotentiaries may allow a greater reduction in the number of contributory units when a Member State requests and provides evidence that it can no longer maintain its contribution in the initially chosen class.
ADD 165bis. -5a.
In exceptional circumstances, such as natural disasters requiring international assistance programs launched, the Commission may authorize a reduction in the number of contribution units when a Member State requests and provides evidence that it can no longer maintain its contribution in the initially chosen class.
ADD 165A. -5b. Member States and sector members can at any time choose a class of contribution greater than that which they had adopted previously.
SUP 166 and 167 MOD 168 SUP. -8. Member States and sector members pay their share annual, calculated according to the biennial budget approved by the Council, taking into account any adjustments adopted by it in advance.
MOD 169. -9. A Member State in arrears in its payments to the Union loses its right to vote set in ¶s 27 and 28 of this Constitution as long as the amount of its arrears equals or greater than the amount of the contributions due for the preceding two years.
MOD 170. -10. The specific provisions governing the financial contributions of sector members and other international organizations are contained in the Convention.
ARTICLE 31 (CS) legal capacity of Union MOD 176.
-The Union shall enjoy in the territory of each of its Member States, of the legal capacity, which is necessary to perform its functions and achieve its objectives.
ARTICLE 32 (CS) rules of procedure of conferences and other meetings MOD 177. -1. For the Organization of their work and the conduct of their debates, conferences and other meetings of the Union apply the regulation inside of conferences and other meetings of the Union adopted by the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
MOD 178. -2. Conferences, meetings and the Council can adopt the rules as they deem essential to complement those of the rules of procedure. However, these additional rules must be consistent with the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and the rules of procedure mentioned in paragraph 177 above; If it is additional rules adopted by conferences or assemblies, they are published as documents of the latter.
Chapter VI General provisions on telecommunications ARTICLE 33 (CS) right for the public to use the international service of telecommunication MOD 179. -Member States recognize the right to correspond through the international service of public correspondence to the public. Services, taxes and guarantees are the same for all users in each category of correspondence, without priority or preference any.
ARTICLE 34 (CS) judgment of telecommunications MOD 180. -1. Member States reserve the right to stop the transmission of any private telegram which would appear dangerous to the security of the State or contrary to its laws, public order or morality, responsibility to immediately notify the office of origin of the total of the telegram or a judgment in accordance with their national legislation, any part thereof, except in the case where such notification would appear dangerous to the security of the State.
MOD 181. -2. Member States also reserves the right to interrupt any other private telecommunications in accordance with their national legislation, which may appear dangerous to the security of the State or contrary to its laws, public order or good morals.
ARTICLE 35 (CS) Suspension of service MOD 182. -Each Member State reserves the right to suspend the international service of telecommunication, either generally, or only for certain relationships or certain types of correspondence of departure, arrival or transit, in charge for him to immediately notify each of the other Member States through the Secretary-General.
ARTICLE 36 (CS) responsibility MOD 183. -Member States accept no responsibility towards users of international telecommunications services, particularly as regards claims to obtain damages.
ARTICLE 37 (CS) secrecy of telecommunications MOD 184. -1. The

Member States undertake to take all possible measures consistent with the employee telecommunication system, to ensure the secrecy of international correspondence.
ARTICLE 38 (CS) establishment, operation and backup tract and telecommunications MOD 186 facilities. -
1. Member States take the necessary measures to establish the best techniques, routes and facilities to ensure the rapid and uninterrupted international telecommunications Exchange.
MOD 188. -3. Member States ensure the safeguarding of these channels and installations within their jurisdiction.
MOD 189. -4. Unless special arrangements laying down other conditions, all Member States shall take appropriate measures to ensure the maintenance of international telecommunication circuits sections which are included within the limits of their control.
ADD 189A. -Member States recognize the need to take practical measures to prevent that the functioning of the electrical installations and facilities of all kinds disrupts the operation of telecommunications facilities located within the jurisdiction of other Member States.
ARTICLE 39 Notification of MOD 190 tickets. -In order to facilitate the application of the provisions of article 6 of the present Constitution, Member States undertake to learn each other and, where appropriate, to help each other regarding contraventions of the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and the by-laws.
ARTICLE 42 (CS) Special Arrangements MOD 193. -Member States reserve, for themselves, for enterprises recognised by them and for other holdings duly authorized for this purpose, the faculty to make special arrangements on telecommunications matters affecting all Member States. However, these arrangements must not run counter to the provisions of the present Constitution, the Convention or the by-laws with regard to harmful interference that their implementation would be likely to cause radiocommunication services from other Member States, and in general as regards the technical damage that this could cause the operation of other telecommunications services from other Member States.
ARTICLE 43 (CS) Regional Conferences, regional arrangements, regional organizations MOD 194. -Member States reserve the right to hold regional conferences, regional arrangements and to create regional organizations to resolve telecommunications issues likely to be addressed on a regional plan. Regional arrangements should not be in contradiction with the Constitution or the Convention.
Chapter VII special provisions for radiocommunication section 44 (CS) MOD.
Use of the spectrum of radio frequencies and the orbit of geostationary satellites and other orbits MOD 196. -2. When using frequency bands for radio services, Member States must take into account that radio frequencies and orbits associated with including the geostationary-satellite orbit are limited natural resources that should be used in rational, efficient and economical way, in accordance with the provisions of the radio regulations, to allow different countries equitable access , or groups of countries to these orbits and frequencies, taking into account the special needs of developing countries and the geographical situation of certain countries.
ARTICLE 45 (CS) harmful interference MOD 197. -1. All stations, whatever their purpose, must be established and operated so as not to cause harmful interference to communications or radio services of other Member States, recognized farms and other enterprises duly authorised to ensure a radiocommunication service operating in accordance with the provisions of the radio regulations.
MOD 198. -2. Each Member State undertakes to require farms recognized by him and other holdings duly authorized for this purpose the observation of the requirements of the number 197 above.
MOD 199. -3. In addition, Member States recognize the need to take practically feasible measures to prevent the functioning of the electrical installations and facilities of all kinds does not cause harmful interference to communications or radio services referred to number 197 above.
ARTICLE 47 (CS) distress, urgency, safety or identification signals false or misleading MOD 201. -The Member States undertake to take appropriate measures to suppress the transmission or the putting into circulation of distress, urgency, safety or identification, false or misleading and to work to locate and identify the stations under their jurisdiction that broadcast such signals.
ARTICLE 48 (CS) national defence MOD 202 services facilities. -1. Member States retain their complete freedom with respect to military radio installations.
Chapter VIII Relations with the United Nations, other international organizations and non-Member States ARTICLE 51 (CS) Relations with non-MOD 207 Member States. -All Member States reserve, for themselves and for holdings recognised, the faculty to determine the conditions in which they admit telecommunications exchanged with a State which is not a State member of the Union. If a telecommunicationoriginaire of such a State is accepted by a Member State, it must be passed and, so far as it borrows tract of telecommunications of a Member State, mandatory provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and the by-laws as well as the taxes are applied.
Chapter IX final provisions ARTICLE 52 (CS) Ratification, acceptance or approval MOD 208. -
1. The present Constitution and the Convention are ratified, accepted or approved simultaneously by any Member State signatory, according to its constitutional rules, in the form of a single instrument.
This instrument is deposited within the shortest possible time, with the Secretary-General. The Secretary-General informed Member States of the deposit of each instrument.
MOD 209. -2. (1) for a period of two years from the date of entry into force of this Constitution and of the Convention, any signatory Member State enjoys the rights conferred on the Member States of the Union to numbers 25 to 28 of this Constitution, even if it has not filed an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval pursuant to number 208 above.
MOD 210. -(2) A the expiry of a period of two years from the date of entry into force of this Constitution and of the Convention, a signatory State which has not deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval number 208 under above has more entitled to vote at any conference of the Union, at any session of the Council, no meeting of the sectors of the Union , or during any consultation by correspondence conducted in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution and of the Convention, until the instrument has not been filed. The rights of that Member State, other than the voting rights, are not affected.
ARTICLE 53 (CS) accession MOD 212. -1. A Member State which has not signed this Constitution and the Convention or, subject to the provisions of article 2 of this Constitution, any State referred to in that article, can join at any time to this Constitution and the Convention. This accession occurs simultaneously in the form of a single instrument covering both the Constitution and the Convention.
MOD 213. -2. The instrument of accession shall be deposited with the Secretary-General who shall notify Member States the deposit as soon as it receives and transmits a copy authenticated to each other.
ARTICLE 54 (CS) by-laws ADD 216 has. -The by-laws referred to in number 216 above remain in effect, subject to the revisions which may be adopted in accordance with the numbers 89 and 146 of this Constitution and implemented. Any revision of the by-laws, partial or total, between effective the date or dates which are mentioned only for Member States that have notified the Secretary-General, before this date or these dates, their consent to be bound by such revision.
SUP 217 ADD 217A. -The consent of a State to be bound by a partial or total bylaws revision is expressed by depositing with the Secretary general, an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of the said revision or accession to or by notification to the Secretary-General of the consent of the State to be bound by the revision.
ADD 217B. -Any Member State may also notify the Secretary general that the ratification, acceptance, approval of amendments or accession to amendments to this Constitution or to the Convention in accordance with article 55 of the Constitution or 42 of the Convention, applies to him consent to be bound by any revision, partial or total, of the regulations

administrative adopted by a competent conference before the signing of the amendments to this Constitution or to the Convention.
ADD 217(C). -The notification referred to in number 217B above shall be effected at the time of the deposit, by the Member State of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval of amendments or amendments to this Constitution or to the Convention membership.
ADD 217(D). -Any revision of the bylaws apply provisionally as from the date of entry into force of this revision with respect to any Member State which has signed this revision and has not notified the Secretary-General its consent to be bound in accordance with the numbers 217 A and 217 B above.
Such a provisional application is effective only if the Member State in question is not opposed at the signing of the revision.
MOD 218. -4. This provisional application continues to a Member State until such time as that Member State shall notify to the Secretary-General its decision on its consent to be bound by such revision.
219 220 221 ADD 221A SUP SUP SUP. -If a Member State does not notify the Secretary-General its decision on its consent to be bound in accordance with the number 218 above within a period of thirty-six months from the date or dates of entry into force of the revision, that Member State is considered as having consented to be bound by this revision.
ADD 221B. -Any provisional application within the meaning of the number 217(d) or any consent to be bound within the meaning of no. 221 means in light of any reservation that the Member State concerned could have made upon signature of the revision. Any consent to be bound within the meaning of the numbers 216a, 217, 217B and 218 above means in light of any reservation that the Member State concerned could have made upon signature of the by-laws or any revision that is made, provided that this Member State maintains the reserve where it notified the Secretary-General its consent to be bound.
SUP 222 223 MOD. -7. The Secretary-General shall promptly inform Member States of any notification received under this section.
ARTICLE 55 (CS) provisions to amend the present Constitution MOD 224. -1. Any Member State may propose any amendment to this Constitution. To be able to be transmitted to all Member States and be considered by them in due time, such a proposal must reach the Secretary-General not later than eight months before the date fixed for the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
The Secretary-General transmits such a proposal to Member States as soon as possible and no later than six months before the latter date.
MOD 225. -2. Any proposal for amendment of an amendment in accordance with the number 224 above may, however, be submitted at any time by a Member State or by its delegation to the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
MOD 228. -5.
The General provisions concerning the conferences and the rules of procedure of conferences and other meetings apply, unless the preceding paragraphs of this article, which shall prevail, unless otherwise agreed.
MOD 229. -6. All amendments to this Constitution adopted by a Conference of Plenipotentiaries shall become effective on a date fixed by the Conference, in their entirety and in the form of a single amendment instrument between Member States which have deposited their instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the present Constitution and the instrument of amendment before that date. Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to only a portion of this instrument of amendment is excluded.
MOD 230. -7. The Secretary-General shall notify all Member States of the deposit of each instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.
ARTICLE 56 (CS) MOD 233 dispute settlement. -1. Member States can settle their disputes on questions relating to the interpretation or application of this Constitution, Convention bylaws, through negotiation, through diplomatic channels, or following the procedures established by bilateral or multilateral treaties concluded between them for the settlement of international disputes, or by any other method they might decide by mutual agreement.
MOD 234. -2. In the event that any of these regulations would be adopted, any Member State that is a party in a dispute can have recourse to arbitration, in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Convention.
MOD 235. -3. The Optional Protocol concerning the compulsory settlement of disputes relating to this Constitution, the Convention and the by-laws is applicable between the Member States parties to this Protocol.
ARTICLE 57 (CS) denunciation of the present Constitution and the Convention MOD 236. -1.
Any Member State which has ratified, accepted or approved the present Constitution and the Convention or acceded is entitled to denounce them. In such cases, this Constitution and the Convention are condemned at the same time in the form of a single instrument, by notification addressed to the Secretary general.
Upon receipt of this notification, the Secretary-General shall notify the other Member States.
ARTICLE 58 (CS) coming into force and related matters MOD 241. -4. The original of this Constitution and of the Convention established in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages will remain deposited in the archives of the Union. The Secretary-General will send in the requested languages, a certified copy to each of the signatory Member States.
Part II Date of entry into force the amendments contained in this instrument will enter into force, in their entirety and in the form of a single instrument, 1 January 2000 between the Member States which will be then parties to the Constitution and Convention of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992) and prior to that date, which have deposited their instrument of ratification acceptance or approval of this instrument or accession to it.
IN witness whereof, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have signed the original of the instrument of amendment to the Constitution of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992) as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994).
In Minneapolis, November 6, 1998 Annex (CS) definitions of certain terms used in this Constitution, in the Convention and in the bylaws of the International Union of telecommunications ADD 1001 has. -Member State: State that is regarded as a member of the International Telecommunication Union in application of the provisions of article 2 of this Constitution.
ADD 1001B. -Member of sector: Entity or recognized organization, in accordance with the provisions of article 19 of the Convention, to participate in the activities of a sector.
ADD 1005. -Delegation: All of the delegates and, possibly, representatives, consultants, fasteners or interpreters sent by one Member State.
Each Member State is free to compose its delegation at his convenience. In particular, it may include, inter alia, as delegates, advisors or fasteners, persons belonging to any entity or organisation approved in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.
MOD 1006.
-Delegate: A person sent by the Government of a Member State to a Conference of Plenipotentiaries, or person representing the Government or the administration of a Member State to another conference or a meeting of the Union.
MOD 1008. -Recognized exploitation: exploitation meets the definition above, which operates a public correspondence or broadcasting service and on which the obligations laid down in article 6 of this Constitution are imposed by the Member State on whose territory is installed the headquarters of this operation or by the Member State that has authorized this operation to establish and operate a service of telecommunications in its territory.
INSTRUMENT of amendment to the Convention of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992) as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) (amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998)) CONVENTION of the International Telecommunication UNION (3) (Geneva, 1992) part I foreword by virtue and in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992) as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto 1994), and particularly to the provisions of article 55, the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Union of telecommunications (Minneapolis, 1998) adopted the following amendments to the above-mentioned Convention: chapter I functioning of the Union SECTION 1 ARTICLE 1 (CV) Conference of Plenipotentiaries MOD 2. -(2) if practically possible, exact location and the exact dates of a Conference of Plenipotentiaries are fixed by previous Plenipotentiaries Conference; otherwise, this place and these dates are determined by the Board with the consent of the majority of Member States.
MOD 4. (- a) at the request of at least a quarter of Member States, the Secretary-General addressed individually;
MOD 6. -(2) these changes require the agreement of the majority of Member States.
ARTICLE 2 (CV) Elections and related matters the Council MOD 7. -1. Except in the case of holiday occurring

under the conditions specified in paragraphs 10 to 12 below, Member States elected to the Board fulfil their mandate until the date on which a new Board is elected. They are reeligible.
MOD 8. -2. (1) If, between two Plenipotentiary Conferences, a vacancy occurs within the Council, the seat is right in the Member State which obtained during the last poll, the highest number of votes among Member States which are part of the same region and whose candidacy was rejected.
MOD 9. -(2) when for any reason a vacancy cannot be filled in accordance with the procedure described in ¶ 8 above, the president of the Council invited the other Member States in the region to submit their application within the time limit of one month from the date of the call for applications. At the end of this period, the president of the Council invites Member States to elect the new State member of the Council. The election takes place by secret ballot by mail. The same majority as above is required. The new Board Member State retains his post until the election of the new Council by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries following competent.
MOD 12. (-b) where a Member State resign his duties as Member State of the Council.
ARTICLE 3 (CV) other conferences and assemblies MOD 23. -1. In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution, the conferences and global meetings of the Union hereinafter are normally convened in the interval between two Plenipotentiary Conferences: MOD 24. (- a) one or two world radiocommunication conferences;
MOD 25. (- b) a World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly;
MOD 27. (- d) one or two radiocommunication assemblies.
SUB 29 MOD 30. -an additional World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly may be convened.
MOD 33. (-b) on the recommendation of the conference or previous World Assembly in the sector concerned, subject to approval by the Council; in the case of the Radiocommunication Assembly, the Assembly's recommendation is forwarded to the next world radiocommunication conference for comments to the Council.
MOD 34. -c) at the request of at least a quarter of Member States, the Secretary-General addressed individually;
MOD 39. -c) at the request of at least a quarter of Member States belonging to the region concerned, addressed individually to the Secretary-General;
MOD 41. -5. (1) the specific location and the exact dates of a world or regional conference or a meeting of a sector may be set by a Conference of plenipotentiaries.
MOD 42. -(2) in the absence of decision on this subject, exact location and dates are determined by Council with the agreement of the majority of Member States if it comes to a world conference or a meeting of a sector, and the majority of Member States belonging to the region concerned whether a regional Conference; in both cases, the provisions of the number 47 below apply.
MOD 44. (- a) at the request of at least a quarter of Member States if it is a world conference or a meeting of a sector, or a quarter of the Member States belonging to the region concerned whether a regional Conference. Requests are addressed individually to the Secretary-General who grasps the Council for approval;
MOD 46. -(2) in the cases referred to the numbers 44 and 45 above, the proposed amendments are definitively adopted only with the consent of the majority of Member States if it is a conference or a meeting of a sector, or the majority Member States belonging to the region if it is a regional conference, subject to the provisions of the number 47 below.
MOD 47. -7. In the consultations referred to the numbers 42, 46, 118, 123, 138, 302, 304, 305, 307 and 312 of the Convention, Member States which have not replied within the time limit set by the Council are regarded as having not participated in these consultations and accordingly are not taken into account in the calculation of the majority.
If the number of responses received does not exceed half of the number of Member States consulted, is a new consultation which the result will be crucial regardless of the number of votes cast.
SECTION 2 ARTICLE 4 (HP) the MOD 50 Council. -1. The number of States members of the Council is set by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries which is held every four years.
MOD 50A. -
2. This number should not exceed 25% of the total number of Member States.
MOD 53. -(3) in the interval between regular sessions, it may be convened, in principle at the headquarters of the Union, by its Chairman, at the request of the majority of its Member States, or on the initiative of its president under the conditions laid down in paragraph 18 of the present Convention.
MOD 55. -4. At the beginning of each ordinary session, the Council elected among the representatives of its Member States and taking into account the principle of rotation between the regions, its own President and vice-president. They shall remain in office until the opening of the next ordinary session and are not eligible for re-election. The Vice President replaces the president in the absence of the latter.
MOD 56. -5. Insofar as possible, the person designated by a Member State of the Council to serve on the Board is an official of his administration of telecommunications or is directly responsible for this administration or on his behalf; This person must be qualified because of his experience of telecommunications services.
MOD 57. -6. Only travel, subsistence and insurance costs incurred by the representative of each of the States members of the Council to perform its functions in the sessions of the Council are the responsibility of the Union.
MOD 58. -7. The representative of each of the Member States of the Council shall be entitled to attend all meetings of the sectors of the Union as an observer.
MOD 60. -9. The Secretary general, the Deputy Secretary-General and the directors of offices participate of right in the deliberations of the Council, but without taking part in the votes. However, the Council may hold meetings limited to the only representatives of its Member States.
ADD 60A. -A Member State which is not a member of the Council may, if previously notify the Secretary-General, send at his own expense an observer at sessions of the Council, its committees and its working groups. An observer has the right to vote or the right to speak.
MOD 61. -10. The Council shall annually examine the report prepared by the Secretary-General on the implementation of the strategic plan adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries and gives him more as he sees fit.
MOD 69. -(3) takes the decisions necessary to ensure the equitable geographical distribution of the staff of the Union and the representation of women in the professional and higher categories and controls the execution of these decisions;
MOD 73. -(7) examines and shall adopt the budget of the Union and examines the budget estimate for the cycle of two years following the budget considered, taking into account the decisions of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the number 50 of the Constitution and the financial limits laid down by the Conference in accordance with the provisions of no. 51 of the Constitution; He realizes all possible savings, but bear in mind the obligation for the Union to obtain satisfactory results as quickly as possible.
In doing so, the Board shall consider the views of the coordination Committee contained in the report of the Secretary-General referred to number 86 of this Convention, and the financial management report referred to the number 101 of this Convention;
MOD 75. -(9) takes the necessary arrangements for the convening of conferences or meetings of the Union and the general Secretariat and the sectors of the Union, with the agreement of the majority of Member States if it is a conference or World Assembly, or of the majority of Member States belonging to the region concerned whether a regional instructed Conference with respect to their technical and other assistance in the preparation and the Organization of conferences or meetings;
MOD 79. -(13) arranges all, after agreement of the majority of Member States, to resolve provisionally cases not provided for in the Constitution, in the present Convention, in administrative regulations and their annexes, for the solution of which it is possible to wait the next competent conference;
MOD 81. -(15) sends to Member States as soon as possible after each of its sessions, succinct accounts of its work, as well as all documents he considers relevant;
SECTION 3 ARTICLE 5 (CV) general Secretariat MOD 86. -c) preparing, with the assistance of the coordination committee, and shall submit to the Council a report outlining the evolution of the telecommunications environment since the last Conference of Plenipotentiaries and recommendations containing policy and future strategy of the Union, as well as an assessment of their financial implications;
ADD 86A. -cbis) coordinates the implementation of the strategic plan adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries and prepares an annual report on implementation for consideration by the Council.
ADD 87A. -dbis) establishes each year for consideration by the Council, an operational plan and a financial plan of the activities that must undertake the staff of the general Secretariat to facilitate the implementation of the strategic plan.

MOD 100. (-q) after consultation of the coordination committee and after making all possible savings, prepares and submits to the Council a draft biennial budget covering the expenditure of the Union taking into account the financial limits set by the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
This draft budget consists of an overall budget of budgets that are based on the costs of each of the three sectors, established in accordance with budgetary directives emanating from the Secretary-General and comprising two versions. A version corresponds to a zero growth for the contributory unit, the other in a lower growth or equal to any limit set by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries after possible levy on the provision account. The resolution on the budget, after approval by the Council, is transmitted for information to all Member States;
MOD 102. (-s) with the help of the coordination committee, established an annual report on the work of the transmitted Union, upon approval by the Council, to all Member States;
ADD 102A. -sbis) manages the special arrangements referred to in no. 76 of the Constitution, this management costs to be borne by the signatories of these arrangements in a manner established by agreement between them and the Secretary-General.
SECTION 4 ARTICLE 6 (CV) MOD 109 coordination committee. -2. The Committee should endeavour to formulate its conclusions by unanimous agreement. If it is not supported by the majority of the Committee, the president may, in exceptional circumstances, make decisions on its own responsibility, if he considers that the resolution of the issues in question is urgent and cannot wait until the next session of the Council. In these circumstances, it shall report promptly and in writing to the States members of the Council on these issues, indicating the reasons that led him to make these decisions, and by providing views, in writing, the other members of the Committee. If the questions studied in such circumstances are not urgent but important, must be submitted for consideration by the Council at its next session.
SECTION 5 of the Radiocommunication Sector ARTICLE 7 (CV) global MOD 117 Radiocommunication Conferences. (- d) the determination of the themes that the Radiocommunication Assembly and study of the radio must study, as well as the issues that this Assembly should consider for future radiocommunication conferences.
MOD 118. -(2) the general framework of this agenda should be four to six years in advance and the final agenda is set by the Board preferably two years before the conference, with the agreement of the majority of Member States, subject to the provisions of no. 47 of the present Convention. These two versions of the agenda are based on the recommendations of the world radiocommunication conference, in accordance with the provisions of the number 126 of the present Convention.
MOD 121. (- a) at the request of at least one quarter of Member States, individually addressed to the Secretary general who captures the Council for approval; or MOD 123. -(2) the proposed amendments to the agenda of a world radiocommunication conference shall definitely be adopted only with the consent of the majority of Member States, subject to the provisions of no. 47 of the present Convention.
ARTICLE 8 (CV) assembled radio MOD 131. -(1) examines the study reports in accordance with the provisions of no. 157 of the present Convention and approves, amends or rejects the draft recommendations contained in these reports, and considered the reports of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group established in accordance with the provisions of no. 160 H of this Convention;
MOD 136. -(6) reported at the next world radiocommunication conference on the progress of the work on points that may be included in the agenda of future radiocommunication conferences.
ADD 137A. -A Radiocommunication Assembly may address to the Advisory Group's radio, opinion, specific issues falling within its field of competence.
ARTICLE 9 (CV) radio MOD 138 Regional Conferences. -The agenda of a regional radiocommunication conference can relate only to questions of specified radio of a regional nature, including guidelines for the Rules Committee radio and the Radiocommunication Bureau regarding their activities relevant to the region in question, provided that these instructions are not contrary to the interests of other regions. Only the items on its agenda can be discussed. The provisions of numbers 118 to 123 of the present Convention apply to regional conferences radio, but only as regards the Member States of the region concerned.
SUP 139 ARTICLE 11 (CV) radio MOD 149 study. -2. (1) commissions of radiocommunication study groups study Questions adopted in accordance with the procedure established by the Radiocommunication Assembly and prepare draft recommendations to be adopted in accordance with the procedure set out in numbers 246 A-247 of the Convention.
ADD 149B. -(2) radiocommunication study commissions are also investigating themes identified in the resolutions and recommendations of world radiocommunication conferences. The results of these studies are contained in recommendations or reports prepared in accordance with the number 156 below.
MOD 150. -(3) subject to the provisions of no. 158 below, study the issues and the themes mentioned above focuses primarily on: MOD 151. (- a) the use of the spectrum of radio frequencies in radio land and space radiocommunication and the orbit of geostationary satellites and other orbits;
MOD 155. -(3) as a general rule, these studies do not address questions of economic order, but in cases where they involve comparisons between several technical solutions or operational, economic factors may be taken into consideration.
ADD ARTICLE 11 A (CV) ADD 160 A Radiocommunication Advisory Group. -1. Of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group is open to the participation of representatives of Governments of Member States and sector members as well as representatives of presidents of boards of studies;
It is through the Director.
ADD 160B. -2. Of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group: ADD 160 c. (1) consider priorities, programs, operations, financial issues and strategies concerning radiocommunication assemblies, boards of studies and the preparation of the conferences radio as well as any particular issue that entrusted him with a conference of the Union, a Radiocommunication Assembly or the Council;
ADD 160 D. -(2) examines the progress made in the implementation of the work programme established in accordance with the provisions of no. 132 of this Convention;
ADD 160TH. -(3) provides guidelines in the work of study groups;
ADD 160F. -(4) recommends measures to promote cooperation and coordination with other bodies for Standardization, with the standardization sector of telecommunications, with the development of the telecommunications sector and the general Secretariat;
ADD 160G. -(5) adopted its own methods of work compatible with those adopted by the Radiocommunication Assembly;
ADD 160H. -(6) prepare a report to the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau, indicating the measures taken on the above points.
ARTICLE 12 (CV) MOD 164 Radiocommunication Bureau.
(- a) coordinated the preparatory work of the commissions studies and the Office, communicates to Member States and members of the industry the results of this work, collects their comments and submit a summary report to the conference, which may include drafting regulatory proposals;
MOD 169. (- b) shall communicate to all Member States the rules of procedure of the Committee and collects the comments submitted by Governments in this regard;
ADD 175 AMPS. -3A) provides the necessary support to Radiocommunication Advisory Group and reports annually to Member States and members of the Radiocommunication sector as well as to the Council of the results of the work of the Advisory Group;
ADD 175B. -3B) takes concrete measures to facilitate the participation of developing countries in the work of the commissions of radiocommunication study groups.
MOD 177. (- a) conducts studies in order to provide advice to the operation of as many as possible of ways radio in regions of the spectrum where harmful interference may occur, as well as for the fair, efficient and economical use of the geostationary-satellite orbit and other orbits, orbit taking into account the needs of Member States requiring assistance special needs of the developing countries, as well as the particular geographical situation of some countries;
MOD 178. (- b) Exchange with the Member States and the members of the sector of data in a form accessible automatic reading and other forms, establishes and maintains documents

and databases of the Radiocommunication sector and takes all necessary steps with the Secretary-General, depending on whether it is necessary to ensure that they are published in the working languages of the Union in accordance with the number 172 of the Constitution;
MOD 180. (- d) reflects, in a report submitted to the world conference of radio, the activity of the sector since the last conference;
If any world radiocommunication conference is scheduled, a report on the activity of the sector during the period of two years following the last conference is submitted to the Council and, for information, to Member States and members of the sector;
ADD 181A. -ebis) establishes each year for consideration by the Advisory Group of the radiocommunication in accordance with article 11 (A) of the Convention and for communication to the Council, an operational plan and a financial plan of the activities that must undertake the Office to help the sector as a whole.
Section 6 the world standardization of telecommunications ARTICLE 13 (CV) MOD Assembly MOD 184 Telecommunication Standardization sector. -1. In accordance with number 104 of the Constitution, a World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly is convened to examine specific issues relating to the standardization of telecommunications.
MOD 185. -2. Issues that must study a World Assembly of standardization of telecommunications, on which the recommendations are formulated, are those adopted by this Assembly in accordance with its own procedures or those he are asked by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, by another conference or the Council.
MOD 186. -3. In accordance with the provisions of no. 104 of the Constitution, the Assembly: MOD 187. (- a) examines the reports prepared by study groups in accordance with the number 194 of the Convention, and approves, amends or rejects the draft recommendations contained in these reports, and examines the reports prepared by the Advisory Group of the telecommunications standards in accordance with the numbers 197J and 197 K of this Convention;
MOD 190. (- d) together, as much as possible, issues relating to developing countries, in order to facilitate the participation of the latter in their study.
ADD 191A. -4. A World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly can assign specific issues falling within its field of competence to the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group stating the measures to be taken on these issues.
ADD 191 (B). -5. World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly is chaired by a person appointed by the Government of the country where the meeting took place or, when this meeting is held at the headquarters of the Union, by a person elected by the Assembly itself;
the president is assisted by vice-presidents elected by the Assembly.
ARTICLE 14 (CV) committees of standardization studies telecommunications MOD 192. -1. (1) studies on Standardization of telecommunications commissions studying issues adopted in accordance with the procedure established by the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly and prepare draft recommendations to be adopted according to the procedure set out in numbers 246-247 of this Convention.
MOD 194. -(3) each Board of studies develops, for the world of Standardization Assembly telecommunications, a report indicating the status of its work, the recommendations adopted in accordance with the procedure of consultation provided for in paragraph 192 above and projects of new or revised recommendation to be examined by the Assembly.
MOD 197. -4. To facilitate the review of the activities of the Telecommunication Standardization sector, should take measures to promote cooperation and coordination with other organizations dealing with standardization, with the Radiocommunication sector and telecommunication development sector.
A World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly shall adopt specific obligations, the conditions of participation and the rules for the application of these measures.
ADD section 14 A (CV) ADD 197C Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group. -
1. The Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group is open to the participation of representatives of Governments of Member States and sector members, as well as presidents representatives study groups.
ADD 197D. -2. The Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group: 197th ADD. (1) studying the priorities, programs, operations, financial issues and the activities of the Telecommunication Standardization sector strategies;
ADD 197F. -(2) examines the progress made in the implementation of the work programme established in accordance with the provisions of no. 188 of this Convention;
ADD 197G. -(3) provides guidelines in the work of study groups;
ADD 197H. -(4) recommends measures to promote cooperation and coordination with other relevant bodies as well as with the Radiocommunication sector, the development of the telecommunications sector and the general Secretariat;
ADD 197I. -(5) adopt working methods that are compatible with those adopted by the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly;
ADD 197J. -(6) prepares a report to the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau indicating the measures taken regarding items above;
ADD 197K. -(7) prepares a report for the World Assembly of telecommunications standards on issues that have been entrusted to it in accordance with number 191 A and passes it to the Director for submission to the Assembly.
ARTICLE 15 (CV) of the MOD 200 Telecommunication Standardization Bureau. (- a) updates every year, in consultation with the Chairmen of boards of studies on Standardization of telecommunications, the programme of work approved by the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly;
MOD 201. (- b) participates in law but in a consultative capacity in the deliberations of the world assemblies of standardization of telecommunications and Telecommunication Standardization study. The Director shall take all measures required for the preparation of the assemblies and meetings of the standardization sector of telecommunications by consulting the general Secretariat in accordance with the number 94 of the Convention and, if necessary, other sectors of the Union, and taking due account of the Council guidelines for the execution of this preparation;
MOD 202.
-c) processes the information provided by Governments in accordance with the relevant provisions of the rules of the international telecommunications or the decisions of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly and prepare, where appropriate, for publication in an appropriate form;
MOD 203. (- d) exchanges with Member States and sector members of the data in a form accessible AutoPlay and other forms, establishes and, if necessary, maintain documents and databases of the Telecommunication Standardization sector and takes measures with the Secretary-General, as necessary, to ensure that they are published in the working languages of the Union in accordance with the number 172 of the Constitution;
MOD 204. (- e) reflects, in a report submitted to the World Assembly of standardization of telecommunications, of the activity of the sector since the last Assembly and submits to the Council as well as to Member States and sector members a report on the activity of this sector during the period of two years following the last meeting, unless a second Assembly is convened;
ADD 205A. -fbis) establishes each year for consideration by the consultative group for the standardization of telecommunications and for communication to the Council, an operational plan and a financial plan of the activities that must undertake the Office to help the sector as a whole.
ADD 205B. (- g) provides the necessary support to the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group and reports annually to Member States and to the members of the standardization sector of telecommunications as well as the Council of the results of its work.
ADD 205 C. (- h) is assisting developing countries in the preparatory work of the world assemblies of standardization, particularly for the study of issues of priority for these countries.
SECTION 7 development of telecommunications ARTICLE 16 (CV) MOD 213 Telecommunication Development Conferences. -2. Draft agenda of the telecommunication development conferences is established by the Director of the Office of telecommunication development; It is submitted by the Secretary-General for the approval of the Council with the consent of a majority of Member States in the case of a world conference or of a majority of Member States in the region concerned in the case of a regional conference, subject to the provisions of no. 47 of the present Convention.
ADD 213A. -3. A World Telecommunication Development conference may address to the Advisory Group, for an opinion, the development of telecommunications of the specific issues falling within its field of competence.
ARTICLE

17 (CV) ADD 215 telecommunication development study has. -3.
Each commission studies for the development of telecommunications is preparing for the World Telecommunication Development conference a report indicating the status of the work as well as possible draft new or revised recommendations for consideration by the Conference.
ADD 215B. -4. Study of the development of the telecommunications study Questions and develop draft recommendations to be adopted in accordance with the procedures set out in numbers 246 A-247 of the Convention.
ADD ARTICLE 17 A (CV) Advisory Group for the development of telecommunications ADD 215 c. -7. The Advisory Group for the development of telecommunications is open to the participation of representatives of Governments of Member States and representatives of sector members as well as presidents and vice-presidents study groups.
ADD 215 D. -8. The Advisory Group for the development of telecommunications: 215th ADD. (1) studying priorities, programs, operations, financial issues and policies applicable to the activities of the development of the telecommunications sector;
ADD 215F. -(2) examines the progress made in the implementation of the work programme established in accordance with the provisions of no. 209 of this Convention;
ADD 215G. -(3) provides guidelines in the work of study groups;
ADD 215H. -(4) recommends measures to promote cooperation and coordination with the Radiocommunication sector, of the Telecommunication Standardization sector and the general Secretariat as well as with other institutions for development and relevant funding;
ADD 215I. -(5) adopted its own methods of work compatible with those adopted by the World Telecommunication Development conference;
ADD 215J. -(6) prepare a report to the Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau, indicating actions taken regarding the points above;
ADD 215K. -9. Representatives of bilateral agencies of cooperation and development as well as multilateral development institutions may be invited by the Director to participate in the meetings of the Advisory Group.
ARTICLE 18 (CV) MOD 222 telecommunications development Bureau. (- e) reflects, in a report submitted to the world conference on telecommunications development, the activity of the sector since the previous conference and submit to the Council as well as to Member States and sector members a report on the activity of this sector during the period of two years following the previous conference;
(MOD) 223. (- f) establishes an estimated budget based on the costs corresponding to the needs of the development of the telecommunications sector and shall transmit it to the Secretary-General, so that consideration by the coordination committee and incorporated in the budget of the Union;
ADD 223A. -fbis) establishes each year for consideration by the consultative group for the development of telecommunications and communication to the Council, a business plan and financial activities plan that must take the Office to help the sector as a whole;
ADD 223B. (- g) provides the necessary support to the consultative group for the development of telecommunications and reports annually to Member States and members of the sector of development of telecommunications as well as the Council of the results of its work.
MOD 224. -3. The Director works in collaboration with other elected officials and strives to strengthen the role of catalyst for the Union to stimulate the development of telecommunications; It arranges, in collaboration with the Director of the Office concerned, to undertake appropriate actions, for example by convening briefings relating to the activities of the corresponding sector.
MOD 225. -4. At the request of interested Member States, Director, with the assistance of the directors of other offices and, where appropriate, the Secretary general, made studies and provides advice on issues relating to national telecommunications of these States. In cases where this study involves the comparison of several possible technical solutions, economic factors may be taken into account.
SUP 227 SECTION 8 provisions common to the three sectors ARTICLE 19 (CV) entries of entities and organizations other than Government in the activities of the Union MOD 229. (- a) holdings recognised, scientific or industrial organizations and funding or development agencies approved by the Member State concerned;
MOD 230. (- b) other entities dealing with telecommunications matters approved by the Member State concerned;
MOD 233. -3. Any request for participation in the work of a sector by an entity referred to in paragraph 229 above in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution and the Convention and approved by the Member State concerned is sent by it to the Secretary-General.
MOD 234. -4. Any application for an entity mentioned in paragraph 230 above by the State Member concerned is treated in accordance with a procedure established by the Council. The compliance of an application of this type with this procedure is under scrutiny on the part of the Council.
ADD 234A. -4A. An application for admission as a member of a sector from one of the entities referred to in number 229 or 230 above can also be sent directly to the Secretary-General. Member States which allow these entities to directly send a request to the Secretary-General must inform the latter. Entities of which the Member State has not informed the Secretary general do not have the possibility to apply directly to it. The Secretary general shall periodically to update and publish the list of Member States which have authorised entities falling within their jurisdiction or sovereignty to speak directly to him.
ADD 234B. -4B. When it receives directly from an entity an application number 233 (A) above, the Secretary-General ensure, taking into account the criteria defined by the Board, that the function and the objectives of the candidate are consistent with the object of the Union. The Secretary-General then informs without delay the Member State this request with an invitation to approve it. If the Secretary-General receives no objection by the Member State within a period of 4 months, he sends a telegram from callback. If, within a period of 4 months after the date of sending of the telegram from recall, the Secretary-General receives no objection, the request is considered to be approved. If it receives an objection by the Member State, the Secretary-General invites the applicant to liaise with the Member State concerned.
ADD 234 C. -4quater. When it allows directly addressed a request to the Secretary-General, a Member State may inform the latter that he gives power to approve any request from an entity under its jurisdiction or sovereignty.
MOD 237. -7. The Secretary-General establishes and maintains, for each sector, lists of all entities and organizations referred to in numbers 229 to 231 as well as numbers 260 to 262 of this Convention are admitted to participate in the work of the sectors. It publishes each of these lists at appropriate intervals, and carries them to the knowledge of all the Member States and sectors concerned and the Director of the Office concerned. This Director made known to the entities and organizations concerned the suite which was given at their request and inform the interested Member States.
MOD 238. -8. The conditions of participation in the work of business entities and organizations included in the lists referred to in number 237 above, are set out in this article, in article 33 and in other relevant provisions of this Convention.
The provisions of numbers 25 to 28 of the Constitution are not applicable to them.
MOD 239.
-9. A sector member can act on behalf of the Member State which approved it, if he informed the Director of the Office concerned that he has authorized for this purpose.
MOD 240. -10. Any member of a sector shall be entitled to denounce its participation by a notification addressed to the Secretary-General.
This participation can also be denounced, if necessary, by the Member State concerned or, in the case of the sector member pursuant to number 234 c above, approved according to the criteria and procedures adopted by the Council. The denunciation takes effect upon the expiration of a period of one year from the date of receipt of the notification by the Secretary general.
ADD 241A.
-Assembly or the conference of a sector may decide to admit an entity or organization to participate as a partner in the work of a given studies and its groups subordinated according to the following principles.
ADD 241B. (- 1) an entity or organization mentioned in numbers 229 to 231 above may ask to participate in the work of a commission of studies given as a partner.
ADD 241 C. (-2) in the case where a sector decided to admit Associates, the Secretary-General applies to applicants the relevant provisions of this article, taking into account the size of the entity or organization and any other relevant criteria.
ADD 241D. (- 3) associates admitted to participate in the work of a commission of studies given are not indicated in the list mentioned in paragraph 237 above.

241ST ADD. (- 4) conditions of participation in the work of a study are specified number 248B and 483A of the Convention.
ARTICLE 20 (CV) conduct of the work of study groups MOD 242. -1. The Radiocommunication Assembly, the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly and the World Telecommunication Development conference appoint the president of each commission studies and one or more Vice-Chairmen. When the appointment of presidents and vice-presidents, will be considered especially the criteria of competence and the requirement of equitable geographical distribution, as well as the need to promote a more effective participation of developing countries.
MOD 243. -2. If the volume of work of study required, Assembly or the conference named as Vice Presidents that it deems it necessary.
ADD 246 A. -5a. (a) Member States and sector members adopt issues which need to be studied in accordance with the procedures established by the conference or the competent Assembly, as the case may be, indicating in particular whether a recommendation which is subject to a formal consultation of Member States.
ADD 246B. (- b) the recommendations resulting from the study of the above issues are adopted by a Board of studies in accordance with the procedures established by the conference or the competent Assembly, as the case may be. The recommendations that do not require a formal consultation of the Member States to be approved are considered to be approved.
ADD 246 C. -c) a recommendation requiring a formal consultation of Member States is treated in accordance with the provisions of no. 247 below or is transmitted to the conference or to the competent Assembly, as the case may be.
ADD 246D. -cbis) 246 A and 246 B above numbers should not be used for Questions and recommendations which have political or regulatory, for example: 246th ADD. -* Questions and recommendations approved by the Radiocommunication sector and which concern the work of the radiocommunication conferences, and other categories of issues and recommendations that the Radiocommunication Assembly may determine;
ADD 246F. -* Issues and recommendations approved by the Telecommunication Standardization sector and which relate to pricing and accounting matters and certain plans of numbering and addressing;
ADD 246G. -* Issues and recommendations approved by the development of the telecommunications sector and which relate to matters regulatory, political, or financial;
ADD 246H. -* Issues and recommendations for which there is uncertainty about their scope.
MOD 247. -6. Study may take steps to obtain from the Member States the approval of the recommendations developed between two meetings or conferences. The procedures for obtaining this approval are those approved by the Assembly or the competent conference, as appropriate.
ADD 247 A. -6bis. The recommendations approved in application of number 246B or 247 above have the same status as those approved by the conference or the proper Assembly.
ADD 248. -7A. According to a procedure developed by the sector concerned, the Director of a Bureau may, after consultation with the Chairman of the Committee of studies concerned, invite an organization falling not participate in the work of the sector to send representatives to participate in the study of a specific question in any commission of studies or groups thereof.
ADD 248B. -7B. An associate, within the meaning of no. 241 of this Convention, is allowed to participate in the work of a commission of studies given without taking part in the decision-making process or activities of Association of this study.
Chapter II general provisions for conferences and meetings section 23 (CV) Invitation and admission to Plenipotentiary Conferences when there is an inviting Government MOD 256. -2. (1) one year before the date of opening of the Conference, inviting government sends an invitation to the Government of each Member State.
MOD 262A. (- e) members of the sectors referred to in items 229 and 231 of this Convention and organizations with an international character representing these members.
MOD 263. -4. (1) the responses of Member States must reach the Government inviting at least one month before the opening of the Conference; they must, as much as possible, to provide all information on the composition of the delegation.
MOD 265. -(3) organizations and institutions referred to in numbers 259 to 262 A above should reach the Secretary-General a month before the opening date of the Conference.
ARTICLE 24 (CV) Invitation and admission to radiocommunication conferences when there is an inviting Government MOD 271. -2.
(1) the provisions of numbers 256 to 265 of this Convention apply to radiocommunication conferences.
MOD 272. -(2) the Member States should inform members of sector of the invitation to participate in a radio conference which has been sent to them.
MOD 280. (- d) observers representing members of the Radiocommunication sector duly authorised by the Member State concerned;
MOD 282. (- f) observers of Member States who participate, without the right to vote, in the regional radiocommunication conference for one region other than that to which belong such Member States.
ARTICLE 25 (CV) Invitation and admission to the radiocommunication assemblies in the world assemblies for Standardization of telecommunications and telecommunication development conferences when there is a Government inviting MOD 285. (- a) for the administration of each Member State;
MOD 286. (-b) to members of the sectors concerned;
MOD 298. -c) the representatives of the members of the sectors concerned.
ARTICLE 26 (CV) MOD Procedure of convocation or cancellation of conferences or global meetings at the request of Member States or on a proposal from the Council MOD 299. -1. The procedures set out in the provisions below apply to the convening of a second World Assembly of Telecommunication Standardization in the interval between two successive Plenipotentiaries and Conferences to the determination of the precise place and exact dates of this conference, or to the cancellation of the second world conference radio or the second Assembly of the Radiocommunication.
MOD 300.
-2. (1) Member States who wish that a second World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly is convened shall inform the Secretary general indicating the location and dates of this Assembly.
MOD 301. -(2) the Secretary general, on receipt of concurrent requests from at least a quarter of Member States, shall immediately inform all Member States by means of the most appropriate telecommunication begging them to indicate, within a period of six weeks, whether or not they accept the proposal made.
MOD 302. -(3) if the majority of the Member States determined in accordance with the provisions of the number 47 of the present Convention, is in favour of the whole of the proposal, i.e. accepts both the place and the dates proposed, the Secretary-General shall immediately inform all Member States by means of telecommunications the most appropriate.
303 MOD. -(4) if the proposal accepted tends to bring together the Assembly elsewhere than at the headquarters of the Union, the Secretary-General, in agreement with the inviting Government, takes the necessary arrangements for the convening of the Assembly.
MOD 304. -(5) if the whole of the proposal (venue and dates) is not accepted by the majority of the Member States determined in accordance with the number 47 of the present Convention, the Secretary-General shall communicate the replies received to the Member States, inviting them to pronounce definitively within a period of six weeks from the date of receipt on the point controversial.
MOD 305. -(6) these points are considered to be adopted when they have been approved by the majority of Member States, determined in accordance with the number 47 of the present Convention.
MOD 306. -3. (1) any Member State which wishes that a second world conference radio or a second Radiocommunication Assembly is cancelled shall inform the Secretary general. The Secretary general, on receipt of concurrent requests from at least a quarter of the Member States shall immediately inform all Member States by the most appropriate means of telecommunication begging them to indicate, within a period of six weeks, whether or not they accept the proposal made.
MOD 307. -(2) if the majority of the Member States determined in accordance with the provisions of the number 47 of the present Convention, is in favour of the proposal, the Secretary-General shall immediately inform all the Member States by means of telecommunication the most appropriate and the conference or meeting is canceled.
MOD 309. -5. Any Member State which wishes that a world conference on international telecommunications is convened shall submit a proposal to this effect to the Conference of Plenipotentiaries;
the order of the day, the precise location and the exact dates of the conference are determined in accordance with the provisions of article 3 of the Convention.
ARTICLE 27 (CV) Procedure

convening of regional conferences at the request of Member States or on a proposal from the Council MOD 310. -In the case of the regional conferences, the procedure described in items 300-305 of the Convention applies only to Member States of the region concerned. If the convening must be done at the initiative of the Member States of the region, simply that the Secretary-General receives concurrent requests from one quarter of the Member States in this region. The procedure described in numbers 301-305 of the Convention is also applicable when the proposal for the convening of a regional conference is presented by the Council.
ARTICLE 28 (CV) provisions relating to conferences and assemblies which gather without Government inviting MOD 311. -Where a conference or a meeting must be convened without inviting Government, the provisions of articles 23, 24 and 25 of the present Convention shall apply. The Secretary-General, in consultation with the Government of the Swiss Confederation, arranges for convening and organizing the conference or by the meeting at the headquarters of the Union.
ARTICLE 29 (CV) change of the location or the dates of a conference or a meeting MOD 312. -1. The provisions of articles 26 and 27 of this Convention regarding the convening of a conference shall apply by analogy when it comes at the request of Member States or on a proposal from the Council, to change the specific place or the exact dates of a conference or a meeting. However, such changes may be made only if the majority of interested Member States, determined in accordance with the provisions of the number 47 of the present Convention, ruled in their favor.
MOD 313. -2. Any Member State which proposes to change the specific place or the exact dates of a conference or a meeting is required to obtain the support of the required number of other Member States.
ARTICLE 30 (CV) time limits and procedures for submission of proposals and reports to the MOD 316 conferences. -2.
Immediately after the sending of the invitations, the Secretary-General requests Member States to provide at least four months before the opening date of the conference their proposals for the work of the conference.
MOD 318. -4. Any proposal received a State is annotated by the Secretary-General to indicate its origin using the symbol established by the Union for that Member State. When a proposal is submitted by several Member States, the proposal, to the extent possible, is annotated using the symbol of each Member State.
MOD 319. -5. The Secretary-General shall communicate proposed to all Member States as it is received.
MOD 320. -6. The Secretary-General brings together and coordinates the proposals of Member States and send to Member States at the as it receives, and in any case two months before the opening date of the conference. Elected officials and officials of the Union, local observers and representatives who may attend conferences, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, are not eligible to submit proposals.
MOD 321. -7.
The Secretary general also includes the reports of Member States, the Council and sectors of the Union as well as the recommendations made by the conferences and transmits it to the Member States, with all reports of the Secretary-General, four months before the opening of the conference.
MOD 322. -8. Proposals received after the date specified in the number 316 above shall be communicated to all Member States by the Secretary-General as soon as is practicable.
ARTICLE 31 (HP) powers to the MOD 324 conferences. -1. The delegation sent by a State to a Conference of Plenipotentiaries, a radiocommunication conference or a world conference on international telecommunications must be duly certified in accordance with the provisions of the 325 at 331 numbers below.
MOD 327. -(3) subject to confirmation from one of the authorities cited in the number 325 or 326 above and received prior to the signing of the final acts, a delegation could be provisionally accredited by the head of the diplomatic mission of the State member from the host Government or, if the conference is held in the Swiss Confederation, by the head of the permanent delegation of the Member State concerned to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
MOD 332. -4. (1) a delegation whose powers are recognized as a rule by the plenary is entitled to exercise the right to vote of the Member State concerned, subject to the provisions of item 169 and 210 of the Constitution, and to signing the final acts.
MOD 334. -5. Credentials should be submitted to the secretariat of the conference as soon as possible. The commission laid down at number 23 of the rules of procedure of conferences and other meetings is responsible to check; She introduced to the plenary a report on its findings within the deadline set by the. Pending the decision of the plenary meeting on this subject, any delegation is entitled to participate in the work and to exercise the right to vote of the Member State concerned.
MOD 335. -6. As a general rule, Member States should endeavour to send their own delegation to the conferences of the Union. However, if for exceptional reasons, a Member State cannot send its own delegation, it may give the delegation to another Member State the power to vote and sign on its behalf. This transfer of power must be the subject of an Act signed by one of the authorities mentioned in ¶s 325 or 326 above.
MOD 339. -10. A Member State or an entity or accredited organization who proposes to send a delegation or representatives to a World Assembly of telecommunications standards, a telecommunication development conference or a Radiocommunication Assembly shall inform the Director of the concerned area office, indicating the name and function of the members of the delegation or representatives.
Chapter III rules of procedure ARTICLE 32 (CV) rules of procedure of conferences and other meetings ADD 339. -The rules of procedure of conferences and other meetings is adopted by the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
The provisions relating to the procedure for amendment of the rules of procedure and the entry into force of the amendments are contained in the regulation.
(MOD) 340. -The rules of procedure is applicable without prejudice to the provisions relating to the amendment procedure contained in article 55 of the Constitution and article 42 of the Convention.
ARTICLE 32A (CV) voting ADD 340 A. -1. All sessions of a conference, meeting or another meeting, the delegation of a Member State, duly accredited by the latter to participate in the conference, Assembly or another meeting, is entitled to one vote, in accordance with article 3 of the Constitution.
ADD 340B.
-2. The delegation of a Member State exercises its right to vote under the conditions specified in article 31 of this Convention.
ADD 340C. -3. When a Member State is not represented by an administration to a Radiocommunication Assembly, to a World Assembly of standardization of telecommunications or a telecommunication development conference, representatives of enterprises recognised by the Member State concerned have together and regardless of their number, right to a voice, subject to the provisions of no. 239 of the present Convention. Proxy provisions of numbers 335 to 338 of this Convention apply to conferences and meetings mentioned above.
ARTICLE 32B (CV) Reserves ADD 340 d. -1. As a general rule, delegations who may not share their point of view by other delegations should strive, to the extent possible, to join the opinion of the majority.
340TH ADD. -2. Any Member State which, during a Conference of Plenipotentiaries, reserves the right to formulate reservations, as shown in the statement he made at the time of signing the final acts, can formulate reservations about an amendment to the Constitution and the Convention to deposit with the Secretary-General its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to it.
ADD 340F. -3. If it appears to a delegation that a decision any is likely to prevent his Government's consent to be bound by the revision of the bylaws, this delegation may make reservations, provisional or definitive, about this decision at the end of the Conference which adopted such revision; such reservations may be made by a delegation on behalf of a Member State which does not participate in the competent conference and who will be given a proxy to this delegation to sign the final acts in accordance with the provisions of article 31 of the Convention.
ADD 340G. -4. A reservation formulated at the end of a conference is valid only if the State Member that has formulated the officially confirmed at the time to notify its consent to be bound by the amended or revised instrument adopted by the conference at the end of which it made the reservation.
SUP 341 to 467 chapter IV other provisions ARTICLE 33 (CV) finance MOD 468. -1. (1) the scale in which each Member State subject to the provisions of the following article 468A number or member of sector, subject to the provisions of the number 468B below, chooses its contribution class, in accordance with the

relevant provisions of article 28 of the Constitution, is as follows: class of 40 units. class of 35 units; class of 30 units; class of 28 units; class 25 units; class 23 units; class 20 units; class 18 units; class 15 units; class of 13 units; class of 10 units; class 8 units; class 5 units; class 4 units; class 3 units; class 2 units; class of 1 1/2 unit; class 1 unit; class 1/2 unit; class 1/4 unit; 1/8 unit class; class 1/16 unit ADD 468 A. -(1A) only Member States identified by the United Nations as least developed countries and those determined by the Council can choose the contribution of 1/8 and 1/16 unit classes.
ADD 468B. -(1B) the sector members may not choose a class of contribution of less than 1/2 unit with the exception of sector members of the development of telecommunications, which can choose the class of contribution of 1/4, 1/8 or 1/16 unit. However, the class of unit 1/16 is reserved for sector members from developing countries, countries whose list is established by UNDP and considered by the Council.
MOD 469. -(2) in addition to the contribution classes mentioned in paragraph 468 above, any Member State or sector member may choose a number of contributory units greater than 40.
MOD 470. -(3) the Secretary-General shall notify without delay to each of those Member States that are not represented at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries the decision of each Member State with respect to the class of the contribution that the latter will be chosen.
SUP 471 472 MOD. -2. (1) each new Member State and each new Member of sector pay, in respect of the year of their accession or admission, a contribution calculated from the first day of the month of membership or admission, as the case may be.
MOD 473. -(2) If a Member State denounced the Constitution and the Convention, or if a sector member denounces its participation in the work of a sector, its contribution must be paid until the last day of the month where the denunciation shall take effect in accordance with issue 237 of the Constitution or number 240 of this Convention as appropriate.
MOD 474. -3. The sums due shall bear interest from the beginning of the fourth month of each fiscal year of the Union. This interest is fixed at the rate of 3% (three percent) per year during the three months that follow, and at the rate of 6% (six percent) per year from the beginning of the seventh month.
SUP 475 476 MOD. -4. (1) the organisations referred to numbers 259 to 262 A of this Convention and other international organizations (unless they were exempted by the Council, subject to reciprocity) and members of the sectors (except when they attend a conference or a meeting of their sector) who participate in a Conference of Plenipotentiaries, at a meeting of a sector of the Union or a world conference on international telecommunications contribute to the expenses of conferences and meetings in which they participate on the basis of the cost of these conferences and meetings and in accordance with the financial regulation.
MOD 477. -(2) any member of a sector on the lists mentioned in the number 237 of the Convention contributes to expenditures in the sector pursuant to number 480 and 480 A below.
SUP 478 and 479 MOD 480 SUP. -(5) the amount of the contribution per unit expenditure in each sector concerned is fixed at 1/5 of the contributory unit of Member States. These contributions are considered as revenue of the Union. They bear interest in accordance with the provisions of no. 474 above.
ADD 480 HAS. -(5A) when a member of sector contributes to the expenditure of the Union in accordance with the number 159 of the Constitution, the sector in which the contribution is paid should be identified.
SUP 481 to 483 ADD 483 had.
-The Associates, within the meaning of no. 241 of this Convention, contribute to sector expenditure, the commission studies and subordinate groups in which they participate, according to the procedures laid down by the Council.
MOD 484. -5. The Commission determines the criteria for the application of the recovery of the costs for some goods and services.
ARTICLE 35 (CV) languages MOD 490.
-1. (1) languages other than those indicated in the relevant provisions of article 29 of the Constitution can be used: MOD 491. (- a) if it is requested the Secretary-General to ensure the use of oral or written of one or more additional languages, permanently or on an ad hoc basis, subject to additional expenses incurred to be supported by Member States who have made this request or which supported it;
MOD 492. (-b) If, during conferences or meetings of the Union, after having informed the Secretary-General or the Director of the Office concerned, a delegation arranges itself to ensure at its own expense the oral translation of his own language in one of the languages indicated in the relevant provision of article 29 of the Constitution.
MOD 493. -(2) provided the number 491 above, the Secretary-General shall comply with that request to the extent possible, after graduating from interested Member States commitment that expenses incurred will be duly reimbursed by them to the Union.
MOD 495. -2. All the documents referred to in the relevant provisions of article 29 of the Constitution can be published in a language other than those specified therein provided that Member States who request this publication undertake to take their charge all of the costs of translation and publication incurred.
Chapter V miscellaneous provisions relating to the operation of telecommunications ARTICLE 37 (CV) establishment and regulation of Auditors MOD 497. -1. The regulations of international accounts are considered common and carried out transactions in accordance with current international obligations of Member States and sector members interested, when their Governments have entered into arrangements in this regard. The absence of arrangements of this kind or special agreements concluded under the conditions laid down in article 42 of the Constitution, these regulations accounts shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the by-laws.
MOD 498. -2. The administrations of Member States and sector members who operate international telecommunications services need to agree on the amount of their debits and credits.
ARTICLE 38 (CV) monetary unit MOD 500. -In the absence of special agreements concluded between Member States, the monetary unit used for the composition of the accounting rates for international services of telecommunications and the establishment of the international accounts is: - either the currency of the international monetary fund - is the gold franc as defined in the bylaws.
Detailed rules are laid down in Appendix 1 to the rules of international telecommunications.
ARTICLE 40 (CV) secret language MOD 505. -2. The telegrams in secret language may be admitted between all Member States with the exception of those who have previously notified through the Secretary-General, that they do not allow this language for this category of correspondence.
MOD 506. -3. Member States which do not admit private telegrams in secret language originating or destined for their own territory must accept them in transit, except in the case of suspension of service provided for in article 35 of the Constitution.
Chapter VI arbitration and amendment ARTICLE 41 (CV) Arbitration: proceedings (see article 56 of the Constitution) MOD 510.
-4. If arbitration is entrusted to Governments or administrations of these Governments, they must be chosen from among those Member States that are not involved in the dispute, but which are parties to the agreement which has caused the dispute.
ARTICLE 42 (CV) provisions for amending the present Convention MOD 519. -1. Any Member State may propose any amendment to the present Convention. To be able to be transmitted to all Member States and be considered by them in due time, such a proposal must reach the Secretary-General not later than eight months before the date fixed for the Conference of plenipotentiaries. The Secretary-General shall, as soon as possible and no later than six months before that date, such a proposal to all Member States.
MOD 520. -2. However, any proposal for amendment of an amendment in accordance with the number 519 above can be submitted at any time by a Member State or by its delegation to the Conference of plenipotentiaries.
MOD 523. -5. General provisions for conferences and meetings contained in this Convention and the rules of procedure of conferences and other meetings shall apply, unless the preceding paragraphs of this article, which shall prevail, unless otherwise agreed.
MOD 524. -6. All amendments to this Convention adopted by a Conference of Plenipotentiaries shall become effective on a date fixed by the Conference, in their entirety and in the form of a single amendment instrument among Member States who have filed before that date their instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to this Convention and the instrument of amendment. Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to only a portion of this instrument of amendment is excluded.
MOD 526. -8. The Secretary

General shall notify all States members the deposit of each instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.
Annex (CV) Definition of certain terms used in this agreement and the bylaws of the International Union of telecommunications MOD 1002. -Observer: Person sent by: - the United Nations, a specialized agency of the United Nations, the international agency of atomic energy, a regional organization of telecommunication or an intergovernmental organization operating satellite systems, to participate in a consultative capacity to the Plenipotentiary Conference, a conference or a meeting of a sector - an international organization, to participate in an advisory capacity at a conference or a meeting of a sector , - the Government of a Member State, to participate without the right to vote in a regional conference, - a member of sector referred to number 229 or 231 of the Convention or an international organization representing such members of the sectors, in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Convention.
Part II Date of entry into force the amendments contained in this instrument will enter into force, in their entirety and in the form of a single instrument, 1 January 2000 between the Member States which will be then parties to the Constitution and Convention of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992) and prior to that date, which have deposited their instrument of ratification acceptance or approval of this instrument or accession to it.
In witness whereof, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have signed the original of the instrument of amendment to the Constitution of the International Union of telecommunications (Geneva, 1992) as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994).
Done at Minneapolis, November 6, 1998.
(The signatures that follow the Instrument of amendment to the Convention (Geneva, 1992) as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) are the same as those who follow the Instrument of amendment to the Constitution (Geneva, 1992) as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994).)

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