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The International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR) will hold its Ninth Plenary Assembly in the United States beginning April 1, 1959. The Eighth Plenary Assembly was held in Warsaw, Poland, from August 9 through September 13, 1956. It was attended by approximately 400 delegates, representatives, experts, and observers from some forty countries that are members of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), sixteen recognized private operating agencies, eight international organizations, and seven scientific or industrial organizations. At the Eighth Plenary Assembly all the fourteen Study Groups of the CCIR held meetings in Warsaw, and the Plenary Assembly adopted 83 Recommendations, 58 Reports, and 19 Resolutions which were put forward by the Study Groups. The program of work for the next three years was also established. This program consists of 71 Questions and 57 Study Programs dealing with all aspects of radio communication, including programs of the transmission, propagation, and reception of electromagnetic waves which arise in the operation of all radio services. The Eighth Plenary Assembly at Warsaw accepted unanimously an invitation to hold the Ninth Plenary Assembly of the CCIR in the United States. This article relates to the results of the Warsaw Assembly in terms of the studies to be undertaken in preparation for the Ninth Plenary Assembly.