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ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award 2009

Since the conclusion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in November 2005, the World Day has been marked by a high-profile ceremony that includes the presentation of the ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award to distinguished laureates for their contribution towards building an inclusive and more equitable Information Society. This year, the awards will focus on eminent personalities who have contributed to protecting children in cyberspace.

The global ceremony of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2009 was held on 18 May in conjunction with the opening of WSIS Forum 2009 at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

WSIS Forum 2009, Opening Ceremony (09h00 - 11h00)
  • Addresses by the inviting organizations (UNCTAD, UNDP, UNESCO and ITU) followed by high level addresses
WTISD 2009 Ceremony (11h00 - 12:05)

WTISD 2009 Laureates

H.E. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil


Mr. Robert G. Conway, CEO, GSM Association

Ms. Deborah Taylor Tate, International Advocate for ICT Child Safety Issues



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