7.1 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

The World Summit on the Information Society, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), established a common vision for an information society for all and provided a framework to translate that vision into action.161 Phase 1, held in Geneva in 2003, developed a clear statement of the political will, vision and framework through its Declaration of Principles. The implementation of concrete activities was established in the Plan of Action.162 Phase 2, held in Tunisia in 2005, put this Plan of Action into motion and established an Agenda for the Information Society in the Tunis Commitment.163

161World Summit on the Information Society http://www.itu.int/wsis/index.html
UN/ITU WSIS, Geneva Declaration of Principles, available at http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi.asp?lang=en&id=1161|0
UN/ITU WSIS, Geneva Plan of Action, available at
http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi.asp?lang=en&id=1160|0

162UN/ITU WSIS, Tunis Commitment, available at http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi.asp?lang=en&id=2266|0

163UN/ITU WSIS, Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, available at http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi.asp?lang=en&id=2267|0