During the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union Poland joined the ITU Council.
The conference was held on 11 October in Guadalajara (Mexico). Poland sought a seat in the Council from the C Region (Eastern Europe and Northern Asia) competing with Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Russia and Ukraine amongst others.
The Council is tasked with the monitoring and control of current policy, strategy and activities of the Union in between Plenipotentiary Conferences.
The body is appointed for four years and consists of Member States. Currently, the body has 48 members.
Membership in the most important and influential international telecommunications organization will enable Poland to participate in the creation of international policy in the sector and to launch new initiatives within ITU.