ITU okays Azerbaijan's candidacy in Radio Regulations Bureau
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 27
By Huseyn Valiyev – Trend:
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has approved the candidacy of Azerbaijan for election to the ITU Council and the ITU Radio Regulations Board from the C region (Eastern Europe and Northern Asia), a source in the country's telecommunications market told Trend.
Azerbaijan nominated engineer Sahiba Hasanova from the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies.
The election will be held within the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, scheduled for Oct. 29 to Nov. 16, in Dubai.
The supreme body of the ITU is the Plenipotentiary Conference, in which each member has one vote. The Plenipotentiary Conference is convened once every four years. The Plenipotentiary Conference sets general policies for fulfilling the purposes of the union; receives reports on the organization's activities since the previous conference and takes decisions on those reports; establishes the budget in light of decisions taken by the ITU Council; fixes salary scales; elects member nations to the ITU Council; elects the secretary-general; the deputy secretary-general; the directors of the bureaus of the three sectors, and the members of the Radio Regulations Board; considers and adopts amendments to the constitution and the convention; concludes agreements between ITU and other organizations that may be concluded by the ITU Council. In general the conferences focus on long-term policy issues.
At the 2014 election, Azerbaijan, Poland, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan were among the candidate countries for membership in the ITU Council from the C region.
The election to the Council was held in five regions. Azerbaijan joined the Council, gaining 94 votes. In addition to Azerbaijan, Poland (133 votes), Bulgaria (124), Russia (124) and Romania (111) also joined the ITU Council. Azerbaijan's membership in the ITU Council will last until the end of 2018.
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