[FoME] World Information Society Day

Christoph Dietz christoph.dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Mi Mai 10 08:59:08 CEST 2006

*** WSIS E-FLASH N°26, 9 May 2006 ***

--- 17 May 2006: World Information Society Day and cluster of events
from 9 to 19 May  ---

On 27 March 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted
Resolution A/RES/60/252 proclaiming 17 May as annual World Information
Society Day. This Day will help raise awareness of the possibilities
that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can bring to
societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital

In conjunction with the World Information Society Day celebrated for
the first time on 17 May 2006, a series of events related to the
implementation of the WSIS Action lines will take place from 9 to 19
May. Moderators/facilitators of WSIS action lines, such as ITU, UNESCO,
UNDP, UNCTAD, ILO and the United Nations Department of Economic and
Social Affairs, will hold multistakeholder meetings to take the WSIS
implementation process forward. A second round of informal consultations
will also be held on the convening of the Internet Governance Forum as a
follow up to the recommendations of the Tunis Summit. 

A common badge will be used for all Action Line Facilitation meetings.
For more information on the registration and badging procedures as well
as on the full program of events, visit the WSIS website at:

One of the highlights of this 10-day program will be the presentation
of the first ITU World Information Society Award on 17 May 2006 from
10:45 to 12:00 at the Geneva International Conference Center (CICG).
This Ceremony is open to all WSIS stakeholders with an UNOG or an Action
Line Facilitation badge. More information on the Day is available at:


Contact us (http://www.itu.int/wsis/contact/index.html)

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