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World Summit on the Information Society
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Project ID: 1102956649
Entity: UN ESCAP
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Activity: Regional Follow-up to the First Phase and Preparation for the Second Phase of the WSIS
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Activity description: 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.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional - Asia and Pacific
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Conference
Time scale: Ongoing: - 30/11/2005
Partners: UN ICT Task Force, UNECE, ITU, Pacific Island Forum Secretariat, UNDP/APDIP, Member countries of the UNESCAP


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