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#8 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2003
WSIS DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR PREPCOM-3
The Third Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for WSIS (PrepCom3), Geneva 15 - 26 September, will attempt to finalize the working documents for the Summit. The most recent versions of the
draft Declaration of Principles and the revised
Action Plan are available on the website. These documents will serve as the basis for negotiations at PrepCom3. For participant information for PrepCom3, click
WEB INVENTOR TO PARTICIPATE IN SUMMIT
The inventor of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, will participate in ‘The Role of Science in the Information Society’ conference at CERN. The conference will be held in conjunction with WSIS on 8-9 December. A list of confirmed speakers, as well as an updated programme, is available
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) CASE STUDIES – FULFILING THE UN MILLENIUIM
As part of the preparations for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the ITU's Strategy and Policy Unit has published
"ICT Success Stories" from around the globe. The stories illustrate projects that have successfully deployed information and communication technologies (ICT) in innovative ways and in fulfillment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
SUMMIT TO SHOWCASE THE BEST OF e-CONTENT and CREATIVITY
The World Summit Award is a UN member state initiative that will honour creative e-content applications. The awards celebrate information society ‘products’ that bridge the digital divide and will be announced at WSIS on December 10th.
YOUTH AWARDS & WSIS
The Youth Creating Digital Opportunities Coalition and the Youth Caucus of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) are coordinating an international awards program to recognize and showcase young people's contributions in the field of ICT for development. The finalists will have an opportunity to showcase their projects in an exhibition within the Youth HUB at the Summit.
Enter today - the deadline is 15 September!
HELPING THE WORLD COMMUNICATE
An ITU service stamp to be issued by La Poste Suisse, together with its first day cover, will be launched at PrepCom3 to commemorate WSIS. The stamp represents an inclusive vision of our information society that promises greater communication between all people. The stamp and first day cover will be on sale as of 18 September.
A complete list of events organized in conjunction with the World Summit on the Information Society is now available on the host country website of Switzerland. Click
here to see the directory.
The UN Volunteers are taking an active role in preparatory meetings for WSIS by promoting volunteerism as essential to the successful achievement of a fair and inclusive information society.
Send an e-card to a friend to inform them about the Summit and to share with them stories about how information and communication technology can be put into the service of human development.