Special Session on the World Summit on the Information Society

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Special Session on the World Summit on the Information Society
CODATA convened a Special Session on WSIS within the framework of the 19th International CODATA Conference: “Information Society: New Horizons for Science.” This Session, which was attended by over 90 people, aimed to: 1) motivate discussion among the scientific community on the important role of scientists within the information society; 2) highlight initiatives currently underway within the scientific community that complement the science-related Agenda for Action items from the first phase of WSIS; and 3) commence discussions on how the scientific community can constructively contribute to the second phase of WSIS in Tunis 2005.
International implementation
Completed from 10/11/04
U.S. National Academies; French Academy of Sciences; Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS); International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI); International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP); and International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)

WSIS information
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
  • WSIS Thematic Meeting
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No