New Horizons: World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
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CTA. 2004. New Horizons: World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). ICT Update Issue 15. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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The first of two phases of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) took place in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003 and was hosted by the Government of Switzerland.
The first of two phases of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) took place in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003 and was hosted by the Government of Switzerland. It addressed a broad range of themes concerning the information society and adopted a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action. The second phase of WSIS will take place in Tunis and will be hosted by the Government of Tunisia from 16 to 18 November 2005. Listed below are as related to the event. http://www.itu.int/wsis/index.html WSIS homepage http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi-en-1161|1160.asp Declaration of principles and Plan of Action ICT4D Platform During the WSIS, the ICT for Development Platform organized the biggest communication village in the world, with 38,000 visits. During the five-day event 265 participants from 80 countries highlighted and debated the development dimension of information and communication technologies (ICT). Many new partnerships were forged and action oriented initiatives launched. http://www.ict-4d.org/Marketplace/en/Participants/daily_news/initial_assessment.htm "Positive initial assessment of ICT for Development Platform While it´s still too early for a final overview of the concrete achievements of the ICT for Development Platform, the SDC Director-General Walter Fust says the concept of making the event a complement to the World Summit on the Information Society was right. http://www.ict-4d.org/Marketplace/documents/media_corner/ICT4D_E_Press_release_12122003.doc UN World Summit on the Information Society 2003 ICT for Development Platform: 25,000 entries in the first three days With the arrival of 25,000 visitors in the first three days, the global village at Geneva´s Palexpo grew into a town reflecting the overwhelming interest in the development aspects of information and communication technologies (ICT). By the time the event closes on Saturday, 13 December, 16:00 an expected 35,000 to 40,000 people will have walked the streets of the Platform.