United Nations  International Telecommunication Union  




 Websites on WSIS


go Brazil - ANATEL (Regulatory Agency for Telecommunications of Brazil) (in Potuguese)

go Canada

go France

go Spain - Ministry of Science and Technology: Information Society in century XXI: a requirement for development


 International Organizations 

go CERN - The Role of Science in the Information Society

go International Trade Centre (ITC)

go ITU


go UN ICT Task Force

go UN Information Center in Warsaw (UNIC-Warsaw): web page in Polish devoted to the WSIS

go UN Volunteers


go World Bank Group and the WSIS

 Private Sector

go 50 x 15 initiative: Global initiative founded by AMD that aims to accelerate affordable Internet access and computing capabilities to 50% of the world’s population by 2015

go Alcatel's Digital Bridge Initiative: Seeks to create win-win solutions based on innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in under-served, usually rural areas, in emerging countries.

go Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS): Project to lend business expertise and experience to the emerging global dialogue that is shaping the agenda on Internet governance and information and communications technologies (ICTs), particularly in multistakeholder discussions at the United Nations and following the UN World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS).

go CeBIT: ICT trade fair worldwide, covering the entire spectrum of digital equipment and systems, communications and business processes

go Cisco Networking Academy Program: Teaches students networking and other information technology-related skills, preparing them for jobs as well as for higher education in engineering, computer science and related fields

go Cisco Impact Philanthropy: Building strong and productive global communities

go EcoMicro: Company specialised in the collection, recycling and reuse of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

go Emerging Market Handset Programme: The GSM Association's Emerging Market Handset initiative (EMH) is part of the Association's strategic programme that was created with a view to "bridging the digital divide", a GSMA goal being to give 80% of the world’s population access to mobile communications by 2010.

go Global Business Dialogue on e-Business (GBDe): Promotes a private sector/Government dialogue on convergence-related issues since 2001

go Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC): confederation of chief executives and other officers of business firms engaged in the development, manufacture, deployment, operation, modernization, financing, and use of services and products based upon information and communications technologies

go Intel World Ahead Program: Program to enhance lives by providing access to uncompromised technology to all citizens of the world.

go Microsoft Community Affairs: Administers all of Microsoft's community investment programs

go Identifies sustainable business models that address the needs of the world's poorest citizens

go Nokia's Bridgeit: Global initiative that delivers digital education materials to schools using mobile technology

go One laptop per Child: Non-profit association dedicated to the research and development of a $100 laptop.

go Qualcomm's Wireless Reach™ Pilot Projects: Aim to empower underserved communities through the use of third generation wireless technologies (3G).

go Siemens, a Global Network of Innovation: spanning about 190 countries all over the globe, contributes in not only talking about “bridging the digital divide, but in implementing proven solutions and innovating new technologies to bring ICT to all parts of the world

go Telefonica's Llaqtared: Project that provides internet access in rural areas of Peru [Spanish]

go UN Global Compact: Initiative to bring companies together with UN agencies, labour and civil society to support universal environmental and social principles

go WISekey Trusted Digital Identification Center at WSIS 2005

 Civil Society and NGOs 


go British Council

go C2C dialogue CàC: Canadian web space for the exchange of information and reports on the WSIS

go Choike - Portal on Southern Civil Societies

go Civil Society Meeting Point: space to discuss and share information about WSIS

go Daily Summit: news, views, and links on WSIS. Initiative of "British Council Information Services" (English/Arabic)

go Digital Opportunity Channel: coverage of WSIS

go Free Software Foundation - Europe: Debriefing on the WSIS

go Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP)

go Heinrich Böll Foundation

go ICSU (International Council for Science): Website on WSIS

go International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)


go The Public Voice: The Public Voice project was established to promote public participation in Internet policy making on issues ranging from privacy and free expression to consumer protection and Internet governance.

go World Forum on Communication Rights: initiated by the Communication Rights in the Information Society campaign (CRIS)

go World Summit Award

go WSIS Gender Caucus: The WSIS Gender Caucus is a multi-stakeholder group promoting gender integration and women's rights in the WSIS process.

go wsis-online: consultation process allowing all stakeholders to identify issues of common concern or interest



go Le Temps - online WSIS dossier: WSIS-related articles published by Le Temps (from December 2001 to present) (in French)





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