Resolution on the regional Network of Telecommunication by Satellites for Africa

CM/Res. 754(XXXIII) Rev. 1


The Council of Ministers of the organization of African Unity meeting in its Thirty- third Ordinary Session in Monrovia, Liberia, from 6 to 20 July 1979;

Having taken cognisance of the joint report of the Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity and of the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa on the United Nations Transport and Communications, Decade for Africa; documents F/CM.14/726, E/CM/14 TRANS 147 (volume 1);

Considering resolution CN/Res. 404 (XXIV) of the Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity approved by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the establishment of the Pan-African Telecommunications Union(PATU);

Considering the convention of the Pan-African Telecommunications Union adopted by the plenipotentiaries of OAU Member States in Addis Ababa in December 1977;

Considering Resolution CM/Res. 613 (XXX) and the co-operation agreement between the Organization of African Unity and the Pan-African Telecommunications Union at its Thirty-second Session recognising PATU as a competent OAU specialized Agency in matters of telecommunications in Africa:

DECIDES that the study to be undertaken in the context of the Transport and Communications Decade in Africa on the regional telecommunications network by satellites be submitted to the Conference of Plenipotentiaries of the PATU at its next session scheduled for 1981 and that PATU makes a report to the OAU with concrete proposals.

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