Paris Preparations Underway
The working documents for the WSIS intersessional meeting to be held at UNESCO in Paris, July 15 –18 are now available on the WSIS website. These documents consist of the Draft Declaration of Principles and Draft Action Plan with comments received from governments. A reference document, which includes all comments received from other stakeholders, is also available here on the WSIS website.
Engaging the Business Community in the World Summit on the Information Society
At a session hosted by the Business Council for the United Nations in New York (18-19 June) entitled, “The Net World Order: Bridging the Global Digital Divide” the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan encouraged business leaders to create models and initiatives that can help to improve the lives of under-privileged people. The session sought to create links between the private sector and the work of the United Nations on ICT for development, with the goal of turning the digital divide into digital opportunities.
Challenge Posed to Delegates at Pan-Arab Regional Conference on WSIS
The Secretary-General of ITU Yoshio Utsumi posed a challenge to delegates at the Cairo Conference to develop new partnerships between government, the private sector and civil society in order to shape the future of the information society.
Other Summit Events
The Host Government of Switzerland has published a list of selected events, available
here, which will take place at the World Summit on the Information Society.
CERN opens on-line forum for RSIS
In preparation for their conference on the Role of Science in the Information Society (RSIS), CERN has opened an on-line forum where people are invited to contribute to any of the five subject areas to be covered by the conference. For more information on this event, to be held on 8 – 9 December, click
WSIS Poster Competition
The World Summit on the Information Society in collaboration with the United Nations Cyberschoolbus announces the
WSIS Poster Contest
2003, which gives students from around the world an opportunity to convey their vision on how ICTs can create an Information Society for all. Deadline for submission: 31 October 2003.