ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

20 Oct 2014 - 6 Nov 2014

Busan, Republic of Korea

The 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference was held in Busan, Republic of Korea. The Plenipotentiary Conference is the key event at which ITU Member States decide on the future role of the organization.

Open Technology Institute Final dispatch from Busan: closing the books on the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference


3 takeaways from the Plenipot from the Technology Liberation Front

How will internet governance change after the ITU conference? by Samantha Dickinson, in the

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference Is Coming To a Close by Sally Shipman Wentworth, Vice President of Global Policy Development at ISOC.

Stop the presses! ITU is not resolving to take over the Internet! by Samantha Dickinson 

The offspring of PP14 Working Group of Plenary by Samantha Dickinson 

DiploRoo goes to ITU by Samantha Dickinson 

PP14: Elections for top 5 posts at ITU by Samantha Dickinson 

The ITU Storify Feed of the meeting (below)

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference elects Houlin Zhao as next Secretary-General

ITU PP14 Day 3: An overview by Samantha Dickinson 

ITU PP14 Day 2: An overview by Samantha Dickinson

ITU PP14 Day 1: An overview by Samantha Dickinson

The Internet Society’s Sally Shipman Wentworth, Vice President of Global Policy Development, shares her thoughts about day one in her blog post ITU Plenipotentiary 2014 Opens 

What is Plenipot? and other frequently asked questions about the high-level ITU conference from APC (Association for Progressive Communications)


Other Plenipotentiary Conference links:

Watch webcast

Follow the daily agenda/time plan

Read backgrounders on conference topics

Working Group of the Plenary working draft of Resolution 101

PP-14 mobile app now available

Find more information on the PP-14 Newsroom

Top news articles curated to the ITU News!

Download photos

View videos


About the ITU Pleipotentiary Conference

At its 2011 session, the Council decided that the next ordinary Plenipotentiary Conference would take place in Busan (Republic of Korea) from Monday, 20 October to Friday, 7 November 2014 (Council Decision 560).
Further to Decision 560 and in accordance with No. 2 of the Convention, on 21 October 2011, the Secretary-General launched a consultation (Circular Letter No. 47) with the Member States of ITU requesting their concurrence with the precise place and exact dates for PP-14.
On 13 December 2011, the Secretary-General announced that the consultation received the agreement of the required majority of the Member States in accordance with No. 2 of the Convention (Circular Letter No. 67).
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.
The Plenipotentiary Conference is the top policy-making body of the ITU. Held every four years, the Conference:
  • sets the Union’s general policies;

  • adopts four-year strategic and financial plans; and

  • elects the senior management team of the organization, the members of Council, and the members of the Radio Regulations Board.

For more about the conference see About PP-14.