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The World Summit on the Information Society

Moving from the Past into the Future

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: November 2008
  • Page count: 372
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.II.A.7

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About the product

This book is a collection of more than fifty short papers, providing readers with first hand insights from key players who participated in the making of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Declaration of principles and the WSIS Plan of Action. The contributors represent a broad variety of individuals and institutions, from major stakeholder groups, and thus showcase a diversity of perspectives. The publication directs attention to three main areas: Part I: Policy and Diplomacy describes the relations at the Summit between the international agencies, national governments, and the private and non-governmental public sectors. Part II – Principles and Actions delves into the core issues from the perspectives of mainly non-governmental stakeholders. Part III – Looking Ahead faces the hopes and challenges of the second phase of the Summit.