About Council history portal All council sessions Working Groups The ITU is governed by the Plenipotentiary Conference and the ITU Council.The Plenipotentiary Conference is the highest policy-making body of the Union. Held every four years, it determines the future direction of the Union and its activities.The Council acts as the Union’s governing body in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. Meeting once a year, it ensures that the Union’s activities, policies and strategies fully respond to the rapidly evolving telecommunications environment. It prepares a report on the policy and strategic planning of the ITU, and is responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the Union, coordinating work programmes, approving budgets and controlling finances and expenditure.The Council works to facilitate the implementation of provisions and decisions of the ITU Constitution, the ITU Convention, the Administrative Regulations (International Telecommunications Regulations and Radio Regulations), Plenipotentiary Conferences and, where appropriate, other conferences and meetings of the Union. Council Member States The Member States of the Council are elected by the Plenipotentiary Conference. Council Chair Mr César Martínez, Head of International Affairs Office at the National Telecommunications Commission, Paraguay, Chair of Council 2023. Council Troika Past, current, and future Chairs work together to prepare Council sessions and provide continuity. Working groups A full list of all Working Groups and Expert Groups. Independent Management Advisory Committee IMAC is an subsidiary body of the ITU Council which serves in an expert advisory capacity. General documentation Find Resolutions and Decisions, Basic Texts of the Union, Rules of Procedure, and other general information about the ITU Council here.