Telecommunication/ICT Development Report 2010
MONITORING THE WSIS TARGETS
A mid-term review
The 9th edition of the ITU World Telecommunication/ICT
Development Report (WTDR 2010) focuses on Monitoring the WSIS Targets.
The year 2010 marks the midpoint between the 2005 Tunis phase of the World
Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and 2015, the deadline for achieving
the ten targets that governments agreed upon at the WSIS. The Report is a
mid-term review, and provides policy makers with a comprehensive assessment of
what has been achieved so far, and what remains to be done.
The Report has been prepared specifically for the
and the ITU
World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10),
both held in May 2010.
The Report reviews the 10 targets, proposes
concrete indicators to monitor them and makes recommendations on policies and
measures to help achieve them:
To connect villages with ICTs and establish
community access points
To connect universities, colleges, secondary
schools, and primary schools with ICTs
To connect scientific and research centers
To connect public libraries, cultural centers,
museums, post offices, and archives with ICTs
To connect health centers and hospitals with
To connect all local and central Government
departments and establish web sites and e-mail addresses
To adapt all primary and secondary school
curricula to meet the challenges of the information society, taking into
account national circumstances
To ensure that all of the world’s population
has access to television and radio services
To encourage the development of content and
put in place technical conditions in order to facilitate the presence and
use of all world languages on the Internet
To ensure that more than half the world’s
inhabitants have access to ICTs within their reach
The Report reflects a joint effort among several
international organisations, led by ITU and including contributions from UNESCO,
WHO and UNDESA, as well as from representatives of civil society.
on the indicators proposed by the report, the
Partnership on Measuring ICT for
Development launched the Task Group on Measuring the WSIS targets, which is
expected to further enhance and refine the indicators and develop a monitoring
framework that will help countries in tracking the WSIS targets.
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