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World Summit on the Information Society
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Project ID: 1129050009
Entity: CODATA
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Activity: Special Session on the World Summit on the Information Society
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Activity description: 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.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Related MDGs: no information available
Activity type: WSIS Thematic Meeting
Time scale: Completed: 10/11/04 -
Partners: 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)


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