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 Media Advisory for the Intersessional Meeting

Media Accreditation Available for the Intersessional Meeting: 15-18 July, Paris (France)  

Geneva, 3 July 2003The Intersessional period between the second and third Preparatory Committee Meeting (PrepCom-3) for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is dedicated to refining the Draft Declaration of Principles and Draft Plan of Action. This meeting, which media are invited to attend, will be held from 15-18 July 2003 in Paris. Accreditation is available online at

In addition to the working documents under consideration, 122 written contributions from Governments, International Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society and Media are available for reference at

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About WSIS

The World Summit on the Information Society provides a unique opportunity for all key stakeholders to develop a common vision and understanding and to address the whole range of relevant issues related to the Information Society.

It aims to bring together Heads of State, Executive Heads of the United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, civil society entities, industry leaders and media representatives to foster a clear statement of political will and concrete plan of action to shape the future of the global information society and to promote the urgently needed access of all countries to information, knowledge and communication technologies for development.

The Summit has been endorsed by the UN General Assembly and will take place under the high patronage of Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, with the International Telecommunication Union taking the lead role in its preparation.

The Summit will be held in two phases: Geneva (10-12 December 2003) and Tunisia (16-18 November 2005)





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