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Council Working Group - WSIS: Participation of stakeholders in ITU activities
Documents and Resources on Civil Society
Definitions of Civil Society


  • All stakeholders are invited to submit their contributions by sending them via e-mail to  Please note that all submitted contributions and text announcements will be made public unless a request is made for special document status. 

 Civil Society Organizations

This section includes links to some of the civil society organizations that are members of the ITU.


There is no consensus on a single definition of civil society. Included below are some resources which offer their suggestions.
Studies on Civil Society Participation

In this section, you will find previous studies that have been done on the participation of Civil Society within the UN system.

Background Resources

The History and Categorization of Civil Society
Relevant WSIS links


Electronic Resources

In this section, you will find electronic resources relevant to the study on the participation of all relevant stakeholders in the activities of the Union related to the WSIS.



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