Regional Follow-up to the First Phase and Preparation for the Second Phase of the WSIS

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UN ESCAP
International
International organizations

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Regional Follow-up to the First Phase and Preparation for the Second Phase of the WSIS
The WSIS follow-up and preparatory activities organized by the UNESCAP focus on the regional and national implementation of the outcomes of Geneva Phase, the exchange of information at the regional level on Internet governance and financial mechanisms for ICT for development to, as well as the formulation of the Regional Action Plan towards Information Society in Asia and the Pacific. The First Regional Conference on this subject was held on 11-13 October 2004, and the Second Regional Conference is planned for mid-2005. Additionally, the UNESCAP is organizing sub-regional conferences in Central Asia, Pacific, South and South-West Asia and South-East and North-East Asia, aiming at reflecting different sub-regional perspectives and needs.
Regional implementation
  • Asia and Pacific
Ongoing from to 30/11/2005
UN ICT Task Force, UNECE, ITU, Pacific Island Forum Secretariat, UNDP/APDIP, Member countries of the UNESCAP

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Conference
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No