World Summit on the Information Society
The global information society is evolving rapidly. The convergence of telecommunications, broadcasting multimedia, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) drives the development of new products and services, as well as ways of conducting business and commerce. The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) aims to bring together heads of state, executive heads of United Nations agencies, industry leaders, non-governmental organizations, media representatives, and civil society to develop a better understanding of global information society issues.
The World Summit on the Information Society is held in two phases. The first phase of WSIS took place in Geneva hosted by the Government of Switzerland from 10 to 12 December 2003. It addressed the broad range of themes concerning the Information Society and adopted a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action. The second phase took place in Tunis hosted by the Government of Tunisia, from 16 to 18 November 2005. The focus of Phase II was on Internet governance, financing mechanism for the plan of action, and an implementation mechanism. The Summit adopted two documents, the Tunis Commitment and Tunis Agenda.
ICT for All Tunis 2005
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
UN Working Group on Internet governance
Background Information on WSIS
ITU WG of Council on WSIS
UNESCO Website for WSIS
World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis 2005