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Documentos de la Asamblea General de la ONU y de ECOSOC


go  Development and international cooperation in the twenty-first century: the role of information technology in the context of a knowledge-based global economy, Report of the Secretary-General, 18 May 2000.

go  Main website of the ECOSOC High-Level Segment 5-7 July 2000, Theme: Information Technology for the World.

go  Report of the Secretary-General, 2 May 2001.

go  Road map towards the implementation of the United Nations Millenium Declaration.

go  The United Nations and the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs): a Core Strategy.

go  United Nations Millennium Declaration.

Documentos Relacionados con Procedimientos en Cumbres de la ONU


go  Reference document on the participation of civil society in United Nations conferences and special sessions of the General Assembly during the 1990s Version 1 August 2001.

Informes Interesantes de Conferencias


go  Asia-Pacific Telecommunity: APT Meeting on Bridging the Digital Divide and Preparation Meeting for the WTDC-2.

go  Digital Inclusion, Impact and Challenges of the Networked Economy for Developing Countries.

go  InfoDev Symposium 2000, Information and communication technololgies for development, lessons from Experience, Cairo, Egypt, 9-10 October 2000. Symposium presentations.

Declaraciones y Planes de Acción Recientes


go  Istanbul Declaration. World Telecom Development Conference Istanbul 2002.

go  Okinawa Charter on the Global Information Society.

go  Action plan for the Asia-Pacific Renaissance through ICT. Asia-Pacific Telecommunity: APT Asia-Pacific Summit on the Information Society, 31 October - 2 November 2000, Tokyo, Japan.

go  Tokyo Declaration: Asia-Pacific Renaissance through ICT in the 21st century. Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, APT Asia-Pacific Summit on the Information Society, 31 October - 2 November 2000, Tokyo, Japan.

Informes e Iniciativas Recientes


go  Accountability and oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

go  African Information Society initiative (AISI).

go  Creating a Development Dynamic: Final report of the Digital Opportunity Initiative.

go  Digital Opportunities for All: Meeting the Challenge, Final Report of the Digital Opportunity Task Force.

go  ILO World Employment Report 2001.

go  ITU World Telecommunication Development Report 2002: Reinventing Telecoms.

go  Louder Voices, Strengthening Developing Country Participation in International ITC Decision Making.

go  Spanning the Digital Divide: Understanding and Tackling the Issues.

go  Sustainability at the Speed of Light, opportunities and challenges for tomorrow's society. Published by WWF Sweden and WWF International.

go  The Global Information Technology Report 2001-2002.

go  UNDP Human Development Report 2001, Making new Technologies work for Human Development.

go  UNESCO World Report on Communication and Information 1999-2000.

go  ITU World Telecommunication Development Report 2003: Access Indicators for the Information Society.

Boletines Informativos de Interés


go  Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation: register for the free Weekly Newsletter from ICT Development Agenda.

go  I-Connect online, applying knowledge to development.

go  The Newsletter has a focus on new ICTs and bridging the dividal divide.

go  The Communication Initiative overview of e-magazines . A useful list of available e-zines and newsletters on the web.

go  UNESCO Webworld Newsletter, the newsletter in the field of ethical, cultural, legal and social issues of cyberspace.

go  s-asia-it, a newsletter on ICT for Development in South Asia.

go  e-govmonitor, a UK-based knowledge service on e-government and public sector information and communication technology markets.

Acceso (general)


go  Universal Access to Telecoms, an Article of CRIS on the WACC website.

go  eNRICH website.

go  IFAP, homepage of the Information for All Programme, UNESCO.

go  Budapest Open Access Initiative.

go  Collaborative development of open content: a process to unlock the potential of African universities.

go  The right to information and India's struggle against grass-root corruption, by Bunker Roy (from the UN Chronicle online edition).

go  The Global Public Goods Website.

go  The Public Face of Cyberspace, The Internet as a Public Good, by Deborah L. Spar.

go  The Public's Right to Know, Principles on Freedom of Information Legislation, by Article 19, London.

go  Knowledge as a Global Public Good, by Joseph Stiglitz.

go  Panel on Universal access to information and informatics for human development, organised under the aegis of UNESCO and the ECOSOC, New York, 10 May 2000.

go  Readiness for the Networked World, a Guide for Developing Countries, developed by the IT Group, Center for International Development at Harvard University.

go  Computer Aid International.

go  Aidworld.

go  GetWeb page of Satellife.

go  GetWeb : Bellanet's for Web to E-mail services.

go  AGORA Access to global online research in Agriculture.

go  Simputer Website. The Simputer is a low cost portable alternative to PCs, by which the benefits of IT can reach the common man.

go  How to set up and operate a successful computer refurbishment centre in Africa.

go  Putting ICTs in the hands of the poor.

go  Right to Information.

go  Reflections on the Debate:

go  e-ForAll: A Poverty Reduction Strategy for the Information Age.

Acceso (para personas con discapacidades)


go  FULL COVERAGE: Disabilities and the Disabled.

go  Dive Into Accessibility, disability webpage.

go  A flow of words for the physically challenged, posted by Taran Ramprasad on

go  The Use of ICT to Support Independent Living of Older and Disabled People.

go  Links to other disability ressources.

go  GKP Partners newsletter special theme: Overcoming Disabilities with ICT. On the newsletter page, click "September 2002".

go  The DAISY Consortium website.

go  Liberation Technology, by Prof. Norman Coombs. Western Civilization has had a centuries' long romance with technology and has often worshipped it as the "savior of mankind".

go  Information Technology and Disabilities Vol. IX No. 1, October 2003.

Acceso (software)


go  SEUL (Simple End-User Linux) home page.

go  License fees and GDP per capita, the case of open source in developing countries.

go  Altruistic individuals, selfish firms? The strucure of motivation in Open Source software, by Andrea Bonaccorsi and Cristina Rossi.

go  Free as in Education. Significance of the Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Developing Countries.

go, the website of the Indian Linux Project.

go  Aidworld.

go  The GNU website.

go  Open Source Software in Developing Economies, by Steven Weber, University of California, Berkeley.

go  International Open Source Network.

go  MIT OpenCourseWare portal. Welcome to MIT OpenCourseWare a free, open, publication of MIT Course Materials.

go  The top 10 Open Source Tools for e-Activism.

go  Free/Open Source Software: Localization.

go  FSF/UNESCO Free Software Directory.

go  Information for Development (i4d).

go  Aspiration Tech.

Sociedad civil


go  "Communicating in the Information Society", a 235 page volume edited by Sean O'Siochru and Bruce Girard of the CRIS Campaign: The chapters can be downloaded free of cost from this website.

go  What is civil society? Too little attention to the aspect of legitimacy, by Frank Bliss.

go  Can we surf together if we are bowling alone? An examination of virtual communities and social capital, by A. Blanchard and T. Horan.

go  Information Society and civil society: The promised land of the Information Society, by Ricardo Gómez.

go  A selection of major documents and links on civil society by ELDIS.

go  The World Summit on the Information Society and its Legacy for Global Governance.

go  Panel on Civil Society.

go  Philospohy and Civil Society on the web, a webpage of

go  High-level panel on UN-civil society: civil society and global governance.

go  Involving civil society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society, published by the APC, September 2003.

go  How computer ed will create civil society, by Larry Berger.

go  Report of the UN Civil Society Outreach Symposium.

go  Involving civil society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society (published by APC).


Ciudades digitales


go  Communmity Technology Review.

go  Community Informatics Research Network 2004 Inaugural Conference at Prato, Italy.

go  The Association for Community Networking.

go  Kothmale Community Radio - Sri Lanka, a case study report.

go  Community Radio gives India's villagers a voice, Special to the Washington Post 17.9.2003, by Rama Lakshmi.

go  Village Kiosks bridge India's Digital Divide, Washington Post Foreign Service 12.10.2003, by John Lancaster.

go  VOICES for social change, website of the Indian NGO.

go  Community Information Network for Southern Africa.

go  Guide to Rural Telecentres Published in Brazil.

go  Cybercafes and their Potential as Community Development Tools in India.



go  GKP Partners newsletter special theme: Culture. On the newsletter page, click: "March 2003".

Desarrollo (ICT4D)


go  Open Knowledge Network (OKN).

go  BDO, Homepage of the Building Digital Opportunities Programme.

go  The Power of Information, a grassroot organisation in India defeats corruption, by Bunker Roy.

go  Information Technology, Globalization and Social Development, by Manuel Castells, September 1999.

go  Report of the Second Consultation on Agricultural Information Management, FAO 2002.

go  ICT-Enabled Development Case Studies Series: Africa.

go  Wi-Fi in rural India, an article from The Hindu, May 4, 2003.

go  ICT and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Sahara Africa, a Learning Study, October 2003.

go  IDRC website on Information and Communication Technologies for Development.

go  Antyodaya Pathway of Bridging the Digital Divide, by M.S. Swaminathan.

go  Arab Human Development Report: Building a Knowledge Society.

go  Nayudamma Information Bank.

go  Can ICT Applications contribute to Poverty Reduction? Lessons from Rural India, by Simone Cecchini and Christopher Scott.

go  Diminishing the Digital Divide in Switzerland, ICT-Policies, Practicies and Lessons learnt, by Richard Gerster and Andrea Haag.

go  ICT and Human Development: Towards Building a Composite Index for Asia. This quantitative study was undertaken as an exercise for the preparation of UNDP’s Regional Human Development Report Realising the Millennium Development Goals.

go  Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia 2004: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Summary. The summary of this report can be downloaded free of cost.

go  Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making business work for the poor. In this report to U N Secretary-General, the Commission focuses on how business can create domestic employment and wealth, free local entrepreneurial energies... Downloadable for free.

go  Completing the Revolution, The Challenge of Rural Telephony in Africa. In the midst of the current enthusiasm for ICTs for development it is often forgotten that most rural Africans do not yet even have access to telephones.

go  Report of the First Consultation on Agricultural Information Management, FAO 2001.

go  Social Capital and Information Technology, a website of the PovertyNet, World Bank.

go  The Information Society and development, a review of the EC's experience in Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean.

go  The Internet and Rural Development: Recommendations for Strategy and Activity, by the Sustainable Development Department, FAO.

go  The significance ot information and communication technologies for reducing poverty, a publication by DFID, January 2002.

go  ICT for Development page of the Development Gateway Foundation. As the developing countries of the world rush to embrace the information society, it is important to remember that their success depends….

go  The Network Revolution and the Developing World, Final Report for World Bank and InfoDev, by Analysis Consulting, May 2001.

go  Mainsstreaming ICTs, digital futures for ACP agriculture. The Special CTA 20th annversary edition of the ICT update is dealing with mainsstreaming ICTs in agriculture. (CTA is the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU).

go  ICT for Development, a e-resource page of the Asian Development Bank.

go  ICT, poverty and empowerment, a publication by DFID, July 2001.

go  Portal Site of the World Agricultural Information Centre.

go  Magazine for Development and Cooperation; New media and the fight against poverty by Siegfried Karwatzki.

go  UNDP Best Practices and Know-How in ICT for Development: E-book downloadable for free.

go  Rural Knowledge Centres: Harnessing Local Knowledge via Interactive Media.

go  FAO website on the Rural Digital Divide.

go  Towards empowerment, how a project that provides village residents easy access to information could make all the difference in their lives.

go  Ten steps for Establishing a Sustainable Multipurpose Community Telecentre (a publication of the UNESCO Bangkok Office).

go  Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for ICT-enabled Development: IICD Experiences.

go  Telecentres: How did we lose the plot? By Earl Mardle.

go  Missing the connection? Using ICT in education.

go  Promoting ICT for Human Development in South Asia.

go  Technology Empowerment Network.

go  Community Telecentres.

go  Background and Perspective.

go  Guide to ICTs for Development, by Aditya Dev Sood from the Center for Knowledge Societies, Bangalore, India, 2002.

go  ICTs and development, a KIT web resource to donor policies and approaches.

go  Improving Development Effectiveness.

go  Development Effectiveness Report 2003 Partnerships for Results.

go  The World Summit in Reflection.

go  [Nuevo] ICT Update, a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture.

go  GCR-Exchange.

go  Information Society and Sustainable Development: Finding Linkages.

go  Untouchables in the World of IT, an article by Gail Omvedt.

go  Information and Communication Technologies, Poverty and Development: Learning from Experience A Background Paper for the infoDev Annual Symposium December 9-10, 2003, Geneva, Switzerland, Kerry S. McNamara.

go  ICT Development Library.


go  AGORA Access to global online research in Agriculture.

go  Knowledge Management for Development, produced by Bellanet, entry page.

go  Knowledge Management for Development, Documents page of Bellanet.

go  Proceedings from the Seminar on Global Perspectives of Development Communication.

go  The Petersberg Prize.

go  UNDP observatory articles.

go  ICT based interventions Can help reducing poverty UNESCO research project report.

Brecha Digital


go  The Senior Net Digital Divide page.

go  W(h)ither the Digital Divide? By Karsten Fink and Charles J. Kenny.

go  Information and Technology development indices, published by UNCTAD, June 2003.

go  UN ICTs Benchmarking Tool.

go  Global Information Technology Report 2003-2004.

go  Effective use, a community informatics strategy beyond the Digital Divide, by Michael Gurstein.

go  Digital Divide Network.

go  Monitoring the Digital Divide, and beyond. An ORBICOM - CIDA Project.

go  The 'grey digital divide': perception, exclusion and barriers of access to the internet for older people. By Peter Millward.

go  The 'digital divide' could lead to the creation of a gigantic 'cyber ghetto' in the developing countries. By Alain Modoux.

go  The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries.

Preservación Digital


go  Digital Preservation Summary, by Jeff Rothenberg.

go  Data Storage: From Digits to Dust. "Surprise--computerized data can decay before you know it".

go  The Long Now Foundation. Time and Bits Managing digital continuity.

go  Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage, 15 October 2003.

go  The Rosetta Project. Building a near permanent archive of a 1000 languages.

go  Austrian Experts to Discuss Long-term Preservation in the Digital Era.

Comercio Electrónico



go  UNCTAD "Measuring the Information Society" website.

go  UNCTAD E-commerce and development report 2003.

go  GBDe Recommendations 2003.

go  E-commerce, no business for the poor, a article on the report by John Humphrey, Robin Mansell, Daniel Paré, Hubert Schmitz: The Reality of Ecommerce with Developing Countries.

go  The Reality of E-commerce with Developing Countries, prepared by J. Humphres (IDS), R. Mansell (LES), D. Paré (LES) and H. Schmitz (IDS).

go  Southern African Development Community - World Economic Forum Consultation Report on e-readiness.

go  UNCTAD, e-commerce and development report 2002.

go  India's Information Technology Sector: What contribution to broader economic development? OECD Technical paper no. 207.

go  E-Commerce for Developing Countries, impact, obstacles and policies, a website of the GAP project of IDS.

go  The reality of E-Commerce with Developing Countries, by J. Humphrey, R. Mansell, D Pare and H. Schmitz, March 2003.

go  E-business for NGOs, a IICD Research Brief, January 2002.

go  UNCTAD, e-commerce and development report 2001.

Educación y alfabetización


go  Resources for policy-makers / decision makers on ICT in education: policy and practice.

go  UNESCO Bangkok, ICT for Education in Asia and the Pacific website.

go  UNESCO Bangkok, Education for All website.


go  Bridges to the Future website.

go  MIT Everyware. Every lecture, every handout, every quiz. All online. For free. Meet the global geeks getting an MIT education, open source-style.

go  Same Language Subtitling (SLS), a small change for colossal gains in literacy. Entry page.

go home page.

go  Schoolforge home page.

go  SEUL Simple End-User Linux) Education home page.

go website.

go  Multimedia Training Kit, from itrain online.


go  REFLECT Website.

go  The "elephant schools" of Thailand.

go  Global Digital Literacy Council, entry page.




go  Force3, Forum for creative entrepreneurship.

go  E-Government and Democracy Report, by Steven Clift -

go  Life-Line to Business.


go  e-Govenment Bulletin from

go  Roadmap for E-Government in the Developing World, 10 questions E-Government Leaders should ask themselves.

go  E-Govenment for poor countries? Modernizing the state in the Third World, by Christian von Haldenwang.

go  the e-government webpage of the Government of Andhra Pradesh (India).

go  Districts of India website.

go  e-government for Development home page.The "eGovernment for Development Information Exchange" project is coordinated by the University of Manchester's Institute for Development Policy and Management .

go  E-Governance in developing countries, a IICD Research Brief, March 2001.

go  European Commission: Links to e-government websites of member states of the EU and to other national e-government sites.

go  Logging on in Belandur.

go  Making E-Gov Work, IT leaders discuss what is needed to fully integrate e-government services and operations, published by Federal Computer Week June 2002.

go  Plan of Action, E-Government for Development, by UN-ESA and the Ministry for Innovation and Technologies, Government of Italy.

go  The E-government Handbook for Developing Countries, a Project of InfoDev and the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Medio ambiente


go  Sustainability at the Speed of Light, opportunities and challenges for tomorrow's society. Published by WWF Sweden and WWF International.

go  Scrapping the High-Tech Myth, Computer Waste in India, by Toxics Links, February 2003.

go  SustainIT Newsletter website.

Documentos y enlaces en francés


go  UNESCO Webworld, Communication et information.

go  Union Européenne: Activités de l'UE, Société de l'Information.



go  Gouvernement français: L'action de l'état pour le développement de la société de l'information, site portail.

go  Gouvernement français: Site de la consultation nationale pour la préparation du SMSI.

go  Villes-internet, centre de ressources de l'internet local et citoyen.

go  VECAM.

go  Le Forum des droits sur l'internet.

go  Le Forum des droits sur l'intenet, page de liens.

go  L'information est un bien public.

go  Film de l'Atelier "Droit et Toile", UNITAR, enregistré lors du SMSI.

go  Encourager la participation de la société civile dans les politiques des TIC : Le Sommet Mondial sur la Société de l'Information.

go  Enjeux et perspectives de la société civile au Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information.



go  ICT, Gender Equality and Empowering Women, by John Daly, from the Development Gateway website.

go  Gender and ICT, 2004, an overview Report by Anita Gurumurthy.

go  Women's Economic Empowerment through ICTs.


go  SIGIS Strategies of Inclusion: Gender in the Information Society.

go  Connecting Voices and Expanding Horizons. ABSTRACT Anju Vyas describes the genesis, developments, doubts, dilemmas and challenges of moderating BOL, an electronic discussion list on gender issues in South Asia.

go  The GKP Newsletter of May 2003 has a special focus on gender. On the Newsletter page, click on May 2003.

go  Extract of the Report of the First Session of the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality, New York, 26 February to 1 March 2002.

go  Gender, Information Technology, and Developing Countries: An Analytic Study, conducted in June 2001 for the United States Agency for International Development.

go  Key recommendations of the WSIS Gender Caucus, The Aftican Regional Preparatory Meeting for the World Summit on the Information Society, Bamako, Mali, May 25-30, 2002.

go  Let's Close Gender Gap in Information Technology, an editorial by Steve Gladis, Washington Business Journal.

go  Declaration of the GKP forum on ICT and Gender.

Ayuda humanitaria y en caso de catástrofe


go  Information Management System for Mine Action.

go  forcedmigration online.

go  Familylinks, the website of the ICRC concerning people sought by their families in connection with conflicts/crisis worldwide.

go  Aid Workers Network.

go  ReliefWeb.

go  Reducing Disaster Risk: A Challenge for Development (Part 1 of 2).

go  Water: Foremost Cause of Natural Disaster.

go  Community Radio Society of Tafea (CReST FM) - Tafea, Vanuatu.

go  Community-Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) Programme - Andhra Pradesh, India.

go  Reconstruir Information System - El Salvador.

go  HAM Radio Project - Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.

go  Sphere Project - Global.

go  A Pension in Fish - India.

go  Community Based Care for Separated Children.

go  Involving Local Communities to Prevent and Control Forest Fires.

go  'Bytes for All' Special Issue on 'Disaster Mitigation'.

go  Economics for Ever.

go  Dateline Earth: Journalism as if the Planet Mattered.

go  Emergency ITN Distribution and Retreatment, Mozambique.

go  Refugees International website.

go  UNHCR Website.

Salud pública


go  Should Public Health Trump Private Rights.

go  The Digital Pulse The Current and Future Applications of Information and Communication Technologies for Developmental Health Priorities.

go  Satellife, the Global Health Information Network.

go  WorldVistA.

go  Health Communication Insights Information and Communication Technologies for the Developing World by Andrew Maxfield, Ph.D.

Derechos humanos


go  Human Rights around he world, a links page.

go  Human Rights links.

go  Human Rights Internet.

go  Human Rights Net.

go  Human Rights Ressource Center.

go  Human Rights Window.

go  CRIN, the Child Rights Information Network.

TIC para la paz


go  Untying the gordian knot. How can ICT help strengthen peace processes?.

go  ICT for Peace Website.

TIC y objetivos de desarrollo de la ONU para el milenio (objetivos de desarrollo acordados a escala internacional, según se describen en la Declaración del Milenio)


go  The MDG Dashboard, developed by the European Statistical Laboratory.

go  A Dialogue on ICTs and Poverty: The Harvard Forum.

go  Poverty and e-Readication by Bruno Lanvin and Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang.

go  ICTs and MGDs, World Bank Group Perspective.

go  Measuring, Monitoring and Analyzing ICT Impacts by the United Nations ICT Task Force.

go  Information and Communication Technologies for Poverty Reduction? Discussion Paper By Richard Gerster and Sonja Zimmerman.

go  Nord et Sud numériques (Les cahiers du numérique Volume 2 n°3/4-2001) Auteur(s) : SOUPIZET Jean-François, GILLE Laurent.

go  How ICTs can help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

go  INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT Elements of an Action Framework for Implementing the Millennium Development Goals Task Force on Science, Technology and Innovation of the United Nations Millennium Project.

go  Human Development Report 2003 Millennium Development Goals: A compact among nations to end human poverty.

go  World Bank website on the Millennium Development Goals.

go  Working Party on ICT Indicators and MDG Mapping.

go  Working Paper: Tools for Development - Using Information and Communications Technology to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

go  Statement of the President of the Economic and Social Council H.E. Dr. Ivan Simonoviæ, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia.

go  Short website on the Millennium Development Ggoals, made by the UN. This site contains the Millennium Development Goals, the declaration, The SG's 2000 report and press releases on the progress on the Millennium Development Goals.

go  UNDP website on the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP, as the UN's global development network, links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach the Millennium goals.

go  Video of Jeff Sachs, Special Advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Director of the Millennium Project. March 1st discussion on the Millennium Development Goals and the challenges facing the Donor Community.

go  The Regional Human Development Report on Promoting ICT for Human Development: Realising the Millennium Development Goals,.

go  Website of the UN General Assembly. The turn of the century is a unique and symbolically compelling moment for the 189 Member States of the United Nations to articulate and affirm an animating vision for the Organization in the new era.

Políticas sobre las TIC y Gobierno de Internet


go  Louder voices.

go  Open code and open societies: values of Internet governance, by Lawrence Lessig.

go  Donor ICT Strategies Matrix, published by OECD/DAC, December 2003.

go  Internet governance and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) by Adam Peake. Adam Peake is Executive Research Fellow at the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan.

go  Herding Schrodinger’s cats: Some conceptual tools for thinking about Internet Governance. Background Paper for the ITU Workshop on Internet Governance Geneva, 26-27 February 2004.

go  Governance webpage from the Global Internet Policy Initiative.

go  Global E-policy resource network (ePol-NET).

go  Global E-policy resource network, Press release.

go  Frequently Asked Questions About Conducting a National WSIS Consultation Process Version 1, June 2003, Association for Progressive Communications.

go  ICT Policy and Internet Rights page from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

go  Ideology and policy: notes on the shaping of the Internet by Katharine Sarikakis.

go  ICANN.

go  ICANN Announcement regarding certification of "At-Large Structures", 16 December 2003.

go  Information about the the DNS Root Server Mirror Service and Anycast.

go  Internet Exchange Points Their Importance to Development of the Internet and Strategies for their Deployment - The African Example 6 June 2002 (revised 3 May 2004).

go  ICT Policy for Civil Society: A Taining Course.

go  Information and Communication Technologies, Poverty and Development: Learning from Experience. A background paper for the InfoDev Annual Symposium 2003, by Kerry S. McNamara.

go  ICT Policy, a Beginners Handbook, Association for Progressive Communications, Ed. Chris Nicol, December 2003.

go  Beyond ICANN vs. ITU? How WSIS tries to enter the new territory of Internet Governance, by Wolfgang Kleinwächter.

go  How Domain Name Servers Work. By Marshall Brain.

go  Framing ‘Internet Governance’ Policy Discourse: Fifteen Baseline Propositions by William J. Drake.

go  Who rules the Internet? Understanding ICANN.

Sociedades del Conocimiento


go  The Open Knowledge network.

go  Making Knowledge Networks work for the Poor, Final Report of an ITDG workshop, March, 2003.

go  Arab Human Development Report: Building a Knowledge Society.

go  Connecting Voices and Expanding Horizons. ABSTRACT Anju Vyas describes the genesis, developments, doubts, dilemmas and challenges of moderating BOL, an electronic discussion list on gender issues in South Asia.

go  Website of the Library of Congress.

go  The Public Knowledge Project.

go  Website of the World Bank on knowledge sharing.

go  Knowledge for Development website of USAID.

go  Exiled to Cyberia, a third world view on the Knowledge Society, by Kunda Dixit, Director, Panos South Asia.

go  Scan globally, reinvent locally, Knowledge infrastructure and the localisation of knowledge, by Joseph Stiglitz. A shortened version can be found here.

go  The Wayback Machine.

go  Toward the global knowledge and information society, the challenges for development cooperation, by Dr. Hans d'Orville, Director, IT for Development programme, Bureau for Development Policy/UNDP.

go  Website of the Bibliotheca Alexandria, Egypt.

go  Information Management: A Proposal. The historical document written by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in 1989 which triggered off the World Wide Web.

go  Knowledge in the service of development, by Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul.

go  Knowledge Societies, Information Technology for Sustainable Development, by Robin Mansell and Uta Wehn.

Medios de comunicatión


go  Reporters sans Frontières, page d'entrée (from the French entry page, you can switch to the English page).

go  Le guide mondial de la presse en ligne / 500 links to newspapers worldwide (in french only).

go  Democracy needs public discourse By Reinold E. Thiel. Independent and critical reporting helps to democratically monitor the state. Only well informed citizens cast their votes sensibly.

go  CRIS (Communication Rights in the Information Society) homepage.

go  Involving civil society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society (by the APC).

go  Website of the People's Communication Charter.

go  ARTICLE 19, homepage of ARTICLE 19, the Global Campaign for Free Expression.

go  Internet sous surveillance, Les entraves à la circulation de l'information sur le réseau, Reporters sans Frontières, Rapport 2003 (french only).

go  International Freedom of eXpression (IFEX) home page (with a special section on WSIS).

go webpage library website on communications: media and networks.

go  Proceedings from the Seminar on Global Perspectives of Development Communication.

go  Elitist public, high growth rate: how the the internet is changing the face of journalism by Werner Eggert.

go  Markets thrive on information: the role of functional business media for market efficiency by Jenny Luesby.

go  Eastern Empires, Foreign Ownership in Central and Eastern European Media: Ownership, Policy Issues and Strategies. Published by the European Federation of Journalists.

go  Hearing the Voices of the Poor: Encouraging Good Governance and Poverty Reduction through Media Sector Support, by Dr. Ann Hudock.

go  Centre for International Media Action.



go  Making the Net Work.

go  Partnerships Online.

go  The top 10 Open Source Tools for e-Activism.

go  The Jefferson Center: originator of the citizens' jury process.

go  Resource Centres for Participatory Learning and Actkon Network.

go  A People's approach to produce web content (PAPWEC).

go  Integrated approaches to participatory development (IAPAD).

go  Governance page of the British Council Website.

go  DoWire - Democracy Online Newswire.

go  Deliberative Democracy Consosrtium.

go  The Loka Institute.

go  Teledemocracy Action News + Network TAN+N.

go  The Community Planning Website.

go  Participation Website of the FAO.

go  The Participation Kiosk of the German Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ).

go  Participation toolkit.

go  Logolink.

Derechos, Legislación, Ética


go  ICT & Intellectual Property Rights, by John Daly, from the Development Gateway website.

go  ETHICOMP, a journal on computer ethics and social responsibility.

go  Human Rights Window of the Communication Initiative.

go  Welcome to T182, Law, the Internet and Society: Technology and the Future of Ideas.

go  The World Summit in Reflection.

go  The right to freedom of opinion and expression.


go  What are global public goods? By Dr. Carola Donner-Reichle.

go  Governing the Internet: Engaging Governments, Business and Non-Profits, by Zoe Baird (500-words preview of the article in Foreign Affairs, November/December 2002).

go  Privaterra/Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility consultation paper on Lawful access for the Canadian Department of Justice.

go  Electronic Privacy Information Centre consultation paper on Lawful access for the Canadian Department of Justice.

go  Lex Informatica: The Formulation of Information Policy Rules Through Technology, by Joel L. Reidenberg (from Texas Law Review, February 1998).

go  A comprehensive section on Cybercrime and Lawfull access from

go  Association of Internet Researchers, Ethics working committee - a preliminary report.

go  Cyberethics, Computer Ethics. Homepage of IS World Net.

go  Toward a Framework for Internet Accountability, published by the Markle Foundation, July 2001.

go  Ethics in Internet, Pontifical Council for Social Communication.

go  Code and other laws of Cyberspace, A summary of Lawrence Lessig's book written by Bob Magnant, web-published with permission of L. Lessig.

go  Making Law Count, Background and Rationale of the People's Communication Charter Movement, by Cees Hamelink.

go  Ethics in Communication, Ponitifical Council for Social Communications.

go  The Global Survey Freedom of Information and Access to Government Record Laws around the World.

go  Global Governance in the Information Age, by Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Aarhus 2001.



go  Sci-DevNet Home page, News views and information about science, technology and the developing world.

go  The Role of Science in the Information Society, homepage of the conference. The open exchange of information, made possible by the World Wide Web and other information technologies….

go  Committee on Data for Science and Technology homepage. Virtually everything we do has been profoundly affected by the Information Revolution: How we travel, how we shop, how we communicate, how we do business.

go  Scientific output: The real "knowledge divide. A new international study of scientific publications shows that the gap in scientific output between developed and developing countries is even greater than the gap in inputs (i.e. research spending).

go  International Council for Science, WSIS page. Scientific research is one of the key factors underpinning the development of the Information Society.



go  Information Insecurity: A survival guide to the unchartered territories of cyber-threat and cyber-security , by Eduardo Gelbstein (2.3 MB).

go  Links to Information Security websites, courtesy of Eduardo Gelbstein.



go  Connectivity Africa homepage.

go  ICT-Enabled Development Case Studies Series: Africa.

go  Drumbeat no. 187, Special Focus on ICTs in Africa, Part 3. On the Drumbeat page, put the keyword "Africa" and search.

go  7th Highway Africa Conference: "Mainstreaming Medi3 in the Information Society", 8-10 September 2003 - Grahamstown, South Africa.

go  Bisharat! A language, technology and development initiative.

go  Bisharat! Links page.

go  Soulbeat Africa.

go  Kabissa, a website using technology to strengthen non profit organizations working to improve the lives of people in Africa.

go  Partnership for Information and Communication Technologies in Africa.

go  Report of the Africa Regional Conference for WSIS (Bamako 28-30 May 2002).

go  Summary of the 4th Africa Computing and Telecommunications (ACT) Summit, Nairobi, Kenya, 6-8 August 2002.

go  Summary of the African Infrastructure and Services Report 2002/20.

go  The Africa ICT Policy Monitor.

go  The Business for Africa website.

go  The Centre for Connectivity in Africa (Canadian Government Initiative/IDRC).

go  Website of the ACACIA Initiative.

go  African Information Society Initiative.

go  Balancing Act, useful links to African websites.

go  Conference on the Financing of NEPAD, Dakar 15-17 April 2002.

go  Database of online ressources from

go  Completing the Revolution, The Challenge of Rural telephony in Africa. In the midst of the current enthusiasm for ICTs for development it is often forgotten that most rural Africans do not yet even have access to telephones.

go  Research ICT Africa! seeks to fulfil a strategic gap in the development of a sustainable information society and knowledge economy on the African continent….

go  Catalysing Access to ICT in Africa (CATIA).

go  The LINK Centre is the leading research and training body in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) policy, regulation and management in Southern Africa.

go  The Association for Progressive Communications.

go  Fair Access to Internet Report (FAIR) Reveals Cost And Regulatory Barriers To Internet Access in Africa. The findings of this report were presented at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva, December 2003.

Documentos y enlaces en español


go  Involucrando a la sociedad civil en políticas de TIC, La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información. Una nueva publicación de la La Asociación para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones (APC) y la Campaña Derechos a la Comunicación en la Sociedad de la Información (CRIS)

go  Manual para el desarollo de ciudades digitales en Iberoamerica. La informatización de los municipios, considerada en forma integral, puede considerarse como una nueva generación de obras públicas. Esta nueva generación tiene, como impacto en la comunidad y en su administración, el mejoramiento de la calidad y la eficiencia de la gestión municipal, y el perfeccionamiento de las infraestructuras de la economía, al establecer sistemas que incrementan la competitividad de los agentes de la producción y de los servicios. El presente manual pretende esbozar todo lo necesario para que la autoridad local y la UE (Unidad Ejecutora) cumplan un cometido de esta naturaleza.

go  MISTICA, Metodología e Impacto Social de las Tecnologías de la Información y de la Comunicación en América, Página de entrada. MISTICA es un proyecto de dos años que tiene dos objectivos: el fortalecimiento de los actores/actrices sociales de las NTIC de América Latina y el Caribe y la experimentación de una metodología articuladora para comunidades virtuales.

go  La Brecha Digital: Mitos y Realidades. Uno de los objetivos de este libro es contribuir a concienciar al lector sobre la importancia de la reducción de la brecha digital distinguiendo los mitos y realidades que existen. De esta forma se podrá desarrollar una visión integral sobre el papel de las nuevas tecnologías de la información en la sociedad. Una cosa es innegable: el deterioro ecológico, la migración hacia las grandes ciudades, el avance de la ciencia y la tecnología y los fenómenos sociales que estos procesos traen consigo ya no están circunscritos a una sola región del mundo y la humanidad, como un todo, enfrenta los retos de un desarrollo balanceado y sostenible. Las nuevas tecnologías de la información - como detonadores del desarrollo - tienen el potencial de transformar las terracerías de la información que puedan dar acceso al conocimiento aplicado a las necesidades básicas actuales.

go  Lincos Segunda Generación. LINCOS es una iniciativa de la Fundación Costa Rica para el Desarrollo Sostenible (FCRDS). La Fundación inicia sus operaciones en el año 1998 bajo la dirección del ex Presidente de Costa Rica (1994-1998) José María Figueres Olsen. La Fundación trabaja en países en vías de desarrollo con proyectos novedosos buscando en todo momento un impulso al desarrollo sostenible de las comunidades.

go  Actividades de la Unión Europea, Sociedad de la Informatión.

go  CEPAL, Sociedad de la Información.

go  Los caminos hacia una sociedad de la información en América Latina y el Caribe, CEPAL, Julio de 2003.

go  Los Pueblos Indígenas y la Sociedad de la Información en América Latina y el Caribe, CEPAL y Instituto para la Conectividad en las Américas, Isabel Hernández Silvia Calcagno, Marzo 2003.

go FUNREDES es un Organismo No Gubernamental Internacional, dedicado a la difusión de las Nuevas Tecnologías de la Información y de la Comunicación (NTIC) en los países en desarrollo, en particular en América Latina y el Caribe. Esto en colaboración con los Organismos Internacionales, ONG, los Estados, las Administraciones y las Instituciones públicas o privadas interesadas, con el objetivo de contribuir al desarrollo e integración regional.

go  Pagina de enlaces externas de FUNREDES.

go Derechos Human Rights trabaja junto a su ONG hermana Equipo Nizkor por el respeto a los derechos humanos en todo el mundo. Nuestra principal tarea consiste en la socialización de información y análisis sobre los derechos humanos a través de nuestro web y nuestras listas de derechos humanos. Además, impulsamos juicios contra violadores a los derechos humanos y apoyamos el trabajo de ONG locales y activistas.

go  eEurope 2005: Una sociedad de la información para todos.

go  Historia de la Red Cientifica Peruana.

Historias de Éxito, Estudios, Experimentos


go  Sucess stories of Online Land Records and Revenue Governance from India.

go  The Knownet links page to ICT case studies and knowledge products.

go  The Village Phone Programme of Grameen Telecom, Bangaldesh.

go  A hole in the wall, an stunning story about how illiterate slum children start learning to surf on their own.

go  Tarahaat, an Indian website for village communities.

go  The finalists of the ICT Stories competition 2002 of the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), Netherlands.

go  LINCOS (Little Intelligent Communities) is an initiative of the Fundacion Costa Rica para el Desarollo Sostenible, directed by former president of Costa Rica, José María Figueres.

go  A hole in the wall has been extended to coastal Maharashtra, and other stories of change from India.


go  ITU-BDT (Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union): Selected success stories.

go  The Petersberg Prize 2004.

go  The Stockholm Challenge Award Website.

go  The case studies website.

Lucha contra la corrupción


go  ICTs for Anti-Corruption and Transparency in Public Services.

go  ICTs for Anti-Corruption and Transparency in Public Services, by Basheerhamad Shadrach ICTs for Anti-Corruption and Transparency in Public Services, by Basheerhamad Shadrach.

go  Transparency International Sourcebook 2000.

go  Using ICT to improve Governance and Transparency, from the Development Gateway website.

go  Public Sector Transparency: What Works?.



go  Local Voices Global Visions.

go  Newsletter: Updated newsletter from the Youth Liaison and daily newsletters from all WSIS meetings.

go  Youth Awards at WSIS.

go  Roadmap to the Summit and Beyond: The roadmap for youth creating digital opportunities spanning policy-input, networking, celebration and project support.

go  The official website of the Youth Caucus provides details on activities past and future for the benefit of young people, international agencies and governments.

go  Youth Creating Digital Opportunities, is an on-line portal designed to enable youth to share experiences and seek new opportunities and partnerships in the area of Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D).

Resoluciones de ECOSOC


go  Resolución 2006/46, aprobada el 28 de julio de 2006: Follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society.

Resoluciones de la Asamblea General da la ONU


go  Resolución A/RES/56/183, aprobada el 21 de diciembre de 2001: primera Resolución sobre la CMSI adoptada por la Asamblea General.

go  Resolución A/RES/57/238 aprobada el 20 de diciembre de 2002: segunda Resolución sobre la CMSI aprobada por la Asamblea General.

go  Resolución A/RES/59/220 aprobada el 22 de diciembre de 2004: tercera Resolución sobre la CMSI aprobada por la Asamblea General [inglés].

go  Resolución A/RES/60/252 aprobada el 27 de marzo de 2006: cuarta Resolución sobre la CMSI aprobada por la Asamblea General, por la que se proclama el 17 de mayo como Día Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información todos los años.

go  Informe del Consejo Económico y Social correspondiente a 2000 (A/55/3), aprobado el 21.8.2000, sobre la función de las tecnologías de la información en el contexto de una economía mundial basada en el saber.

go  Resolución A/RES/55/2, aprobada el 18.9.2000, la Declaración del Milenio.

go  Resolución A/RES/56/258, aprobada el 31.1.2002, sobre una reunión de la Asamblea General dedicada a examinar el papel de la tecnología de la información y las comunicaciones en el desarrollo.

go  Resolución A/RES/57/270, aprobada el 20.12.2002, sobre la aplicación y seguimiento integrados y coordinados de las decisiones adoptadas en las grandes conferencias y cumbres de las Naciones Unidas en las esferas económica y social.

go  Resolución A/RES/57/53, aprobada el 22.11.2002, sobre los avances en la información y las telecomunicaciones en el contexto de la seguridad internacional.

Resoluciones de la UIT


go  Decisión PLEN/1 adoptada en la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios de la UIT, Marrakech 2003.

go  Resolución 1158, Consejo de la UIT 2000.

go  Resolución 1179 del Consejo de la UIT adoptada en 2001.

go  Resolución 1196, Consejo de la UIT 2002.

go  Resolución 1207, Consejo de la UIT 2003. -

go  Resolución 1222 sobre las actividades de la UIT relacionadas con la CMSI, Consejo de la UIT 2004.

go  Resolución 1244 "Función de la UIT en la fase de Túnez de la CMSI y en su puesta en práctica y seguimiento", Consejo de la UIT 2005.

go  Resolución 68 "Día Mundial de las Telecomunicaciones y de la Sociedad de la Información" adoptada en la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios de la UIT, Antalya 2006.

go  Resolución 73 de la Conferenciea de Plenipotenciarios de la UIT, Minneápolis, 1998.

go  Resolución GT-PLEN/6 "Función de la UIT en la puesta en práctica de los resultados de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información" adoptada en la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios de la UIT, Antalya 2006.

go  Resolución GT-PLEN/7 "Estudio sobre la participación de todas las partes interesadas pertinentes en las actividades de la Unión relacionadas con la CMSI" adoptada en la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios de la UIT, Antalya 2006.

go  Resolución PLEN/7 de la Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios de la UIT, Marrakech, 2002.



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