Information and Communication Technologies for a Better World? Rajkishan

The first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society [WSIS] took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 10-12 December, 2003. The second phase will take place in Tunis, Tunisia, from 16 to18 November 2005. In Geneva, over 54 Heads of State, Prime Ministers, Presidents, Vice-Presidents and 83 ministers and vice-ministers from 176 countries, Executive Heads of United Nations agencies, industry leaders [private sector], NGOs, media representatives and civil society came together for the first multi-stakeholder global effort to share and shape the use of ICTs for a better world. The Summit adopted a Declaration of Principles which puts forward…