Oct 2014 20 – 07 Nov 2014

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 

Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO), Busan, South Korea


The Plenipotentiary Conference of the ITU meets every four years and is the governing body of the ITU. This year, many issues with a potential impact on the Internet, from cybersecurity to the ITU’s role in Internet governance, will be discussed at the ITU Plenipot. The Internet Democracy Project is participating in the conference.

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.