The Plenipotentiary Conference is the key event at which ITU Member States decide on the future role of the organization, thereby determining the organization’s ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide.
Held every four years, as the top policy-making body of the ITU, the Plenipotentiary Conference:
sets the Union’s general policies;
adopts four-year strategic and financial plans; and
elects the senior management team of the organization (the secretary-general, the deputy secretary-general and the directors of the three separate departments of the ITU), the members of Council, and the members of the Radio Regulations Board.
The Plenipotentiary Conference is also the only body of the ITU that can review the ITU’s Constitution and Convention.