The expression Plenipotentiary Conference (of conference of plenipotentiaries) is used to refer to some diplomatic conference integrated by diplomats invested with the full power of independent action on behalf of their country's government.[1][2][3] In the United Nations system, the UN Economic and Social Council is vested with the power to call plenipotentiary conferences under Article 62(4) of the Charter of the United Nations.[4]

Notable plenipotentiary conferences include:

Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union

Main article: ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

Notably, the supreme organ of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which meets every four years, is referred to as the "Plenipotentiary Conference."Diplomatic in Nature"

See also


  1. ^ International Law Commission (2012). THE WORK OF THE INTERNATIONAL LAW COMMISSION EIGHTH EDITION Volume I (PDF). Geneva: United Nations. p. 107.
  2. ^ Sloss, David. "s.III Treaty Application, 15 Domestic Application of Treaties". Oxford Public International Law. doi:10.1093/law/9780199601813.003.0016 (inactive 31 January 2024). Retrieved 2022-10-03.((cite web)): CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of January 2024 (link)
  3. ^ a b "The Nature of Treaties | Animal Legal & Historical Center". Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  4. ^ ECOSOC (1971). Resolution 1577 (L) (PDF). United Nations. p. 8.
  5. ^ "International Plenipotentiary Conference to Conclude an International Convention on Trade in Certain Species of Wildlife: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora". The American Journal of International Law. 68 (1): 197–211. 1974. doi:10.2307/2198862. ISSN 0002-9300. JSTOR 2198862. S2CID 221374223.
  6. ^ United Nations (1973). Commentary on the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 + Commentary on the 1972 Amendment.
  7. ^ Bruun, Kettil (1975). The gentlemen's club : international control of drugs and alcohol. Internet Archive. Chicago : University of Chicago Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-226-07777-2.