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 BASIC INFORMATION - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Some of the most frequently asked questions with regard to the World Summit on the Information Society and the associated proccess:

1. Information Society


1.1 - What is the Information Society?


1.2 - What is the Digital Revolution?


1.3 - What is the Digital Divide?
 
2. United Nations and WSIS


2.1 - What is a UN Summit?


2.2 - What is the status of participants at a UN Summit?


2.3 - What are the MDGs?


2.4 - What was the UN ICT Task Force?
 
3. WSIS Organization


3.1 - What is WSIS?


3.2 - Who were the organizers of WSIS?


3.3 - What was the WSIS Executive Secretariat?


3.4 - What was the host country Secretariat?


3.5 - How was WSIS funded?


3.6 - What was the HLSOC?


3.7 - What was the WSIS PrepCom Bureau?


3.8 - Why was WSIS held in two phases?


3.9 - What are Round Table discussions?
 
4. WSIS Preparatory Process


4.1 - What is a PrepCom?


4.2 - What was the Preparatory process of WSIS?


4.3 - What was the WSIS PrepCom Bureau?


4.4 - Who was the WSIS President?


4.5 - Who were the WSIS PrepCom Presidents?


4.6 - Who was the Special Adviser?
 
5. WSIS Schedule


5.1 - Who initiated WSIS and when?


5.2 - Where and when was WSIS held?


5.3 - Why was WSIS held in two phases?
 
6. WSIS Issues and Progress


6.1 - Why was there a World Summit on the Information Society?


6.2 - What is the Geneva Declaration?


6.3 - What is the Geneva Plan of Action?


6.4 - What is the Tunis Commitment?


6.5 - What is the Tunis Agenda?


6.6 - What is the Digital Solidarity Fund?
 
7. WSIS Participation


7.1 - Who participated in the Geneva Phase of WSIS?


7.2 - Who participated in the Tunis Phase of WSIS?


7.3 - Who were the different actors in the WSIS process?


7.4 - Why are partnerships between public sector, private sector and civil society important in the promotion of ICTs for development?
 
8. Civil Society and WSIS


8.1 - What was the Civil Society Bureau?


8.2 - What were the Civil Society families?


8.3 - What was the role of media in WSIS?


8.4 - Why are partnerships between public sector, private sector and civil society important in the promotion of ICTs for development?
 
9. The Private Sector and WSIS


9.1 - What was the private sector involvement in WSIS?


9.2 - What is ICC?


9.3 - What is CCBI?


9.4 - Why are partnerships between public sector, private sector and civil society important in the promotion of ICTs for development?
 
10. Other Questions related to WSIS


10.1 - What are the MDGs?


10.2 - What are ICTs?


10.3 - What was the UN ICT Task Force?


10.4 - What is ICT4D?


10.5 - What is e-learning?


10.6 - What is e-governance (sometimes also referred to as e-government)?


10.7 - What is e-trade?


10.8 - Why are partnerships between public sector, private sector and civil society important in the promotion of ICTs for development?


10.9 - What are Round Table discussions?
 

 

 

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