The Plenipotentiary Conference elects the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General, the Directors of the Bureaux of the Radiocommunication Sector (BR), the Telecommunication Standardization Sector (TSB), and the Telecommunication Development Sector (BDT) and the members of the Radio Regulations Board (RRB) (see Nos 55 and 56 and Nos 62 and 63 of the Constitution).

The Plenipotentiary Conference also elects the Member States that will constitute the next ITU Council (see No. 54 and No. 61 of the Constitution). 

Election rules


Time-limits and procedures

In accordance with No. 170 of the General Rules of Conferences, Assemblies and Meetings of the Union, candidatures must reach the Secretary-General not later than 23:59 hours (Geneva time) the 28th day prior to the Conference, i.e. Monday, 1 October 2018. 

For detailed information on elections and election procedures, please refer to Article 2 of the Convention and Chapter III of the General Rules of Conferences, Assemblies and Meetings of the Union (see also CL-17/42). 

Right to vote

In order to be able to exercise their sovereign rights in full at the Plenipotentiary Conference, Member States must ensure that they have maintained the right to vote in accordance with Nos 169 and 210 of the Constitution and that the delegations representing them at the Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 are duly accredited in accordance with Nos 325 and 327 to 331 of the Convention (see also the Credentials section).

Previous elections

PP-14 elections

PP-10 elections

PP-06 elections

Candidates

Secretary-General

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Mr Houlin Zhao


Deputy Secretary-General

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Mr Brahima Sanou


Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR)

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Dr Mindaugas Žilinskas


Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)


Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)


Radio Regulations Board (RRB) - 12 seats

Region A: The Americas (2 seats)
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Ms Chantal Beaumier

Region B: Western Europe (2 seats)
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Ms Lilian Jeanty

  • Country Netherlands
  • Region Region B: Western Europe
Region C: Eastern Europe and Northern Asia (2 seats)
Region D: Africa (3 seats)
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Mr Hassan Talib

  • Country: Morocco
  • Region D: Africa
Region E: Asia and Australasia (3 seats)
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Mr Doan Quang Hoan

  • Country: Viet Nam
  • Region E: Asia and Australasia

Council Member States - 48 seats

Region A: The Americas (9 seats)
Bahamas
Canada
Paraguay
Region B: Western Europe (8 seats)
Lithuania
Region C: Eastern Europe and Northern Asia (5 seats)
Region D: Africa (13 seats)
Burkina Faso
Côte d'Ivoire
Mali
Morocco
Region E: Asia and Australasia (13 seats)
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Kuwait
Pakistan
Philippines