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High-Level Segment (HLS) of Council 2007


Photo during HLSWith a view to strengthening the Council's interactivity and visibility, the opening of the Council was followed by a High-Level Segment (HLS) designed to provide ministers from Member States of the Council and councillors with an opportunity to exchange views on issues of strategic importance to the Union and on emerging trends in the sector.


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This year's HLS focused on two main topics: Cybersecurity and ICT Infrastructure. Under the outputs of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), ITU is asked to lead the multistakeholder efforts under Action Lines C2 (ICT Infrastructure) and C5 (Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs). This facilitation process is well under way.

Background papers:

  • Cybersecurity - Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
    Cybercrime takes many forms, from breaches in network security, financial fraud, identity theft and invasion of privacy to malware attacks, spam and online child pornography. Due to the interconnected nature of the information society, countries cannot close their borders to cyberattacks.
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  • ICT Infrastructure
    In its role under Action Line C2, ITU is organizing a series of multistakeholder efforts in different parts of the world with the key objective of significantly accelerating ICT investment in underserved areas as well as supporting broader social and economic development. The first of these efforts, the Connect Africa Summit, will be taking place in Kigali (Rwanda) on 29 and 30 October 2007.
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