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World Summit on the Information Society, Geneva 2003 - Tunis 2005

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Working Group on Internet Governance

WSIS Tunis Phase

PrepCom-2, 17-25 February 2005, Geneva, Switzerland

Low Cost Access and Connectivity - Local Solutions
A Working Group 5 Paper Series

Challenges and Partnerships: Opening Up ICT To The World
A contribution of the UN ICT Task Force to WSIS

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UN ICT Task Force Series

XII. Reforming Internet Governance: Perspectives from the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG)
Edited by William J. Drake

XI. Information and Communication Technology for Peace - The Role of ICT in Preventing, Responding to and Recovering from Conflict
By Daniel Stauffacher, William Drake, Paul Currion and Julia Steinberger

X. Village Phone Replication Manual
by David Keogh and Tim Wood

IX. Harnessing the Potential of ICT for Education - A Multistakeholder Approach
Edited by Bonnie Bracey and Terry Culver

VIII. The World Summit on the Information Society: Moving from the Past into the Future
Edited by Daniel Stauffacher and Wolfgang Kleinwächter

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Fourth Annual Report of the Information and Communications Technologies Task Force

UNICTTFIn its fourth year, the Information and Communication Technologies Task Force, through its core activities, working groups and regional nodes, made a substantive contribution to the preparations for the Tunis phase of the World Summit on the Information Society by sponsoring several regional meetings, organizing a series of global forums, producing several publications and participating actively in events organized by other stakeholders; organized three high-level round tables linking information and communication technology (ICT) with science and technology and the Millennium Development Goals; and provided substantial input to the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development through the working group on ICT indicators and Millennium Development Goals mapping. While the mandate of the Information and Communication Technologies Task Force expired at the end of 2005, the task of harnessing the potential of ICT for advancing development is not finished. The global alliance for ICT and development was recently approved by the Secretary-General, and its mission will be to facilitate and promote further integration of ICT with development activities, thus contributing to linking the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society with the broader United Nations development agenda.
The alliance will build on and advance the work of past initiatives such as the Information and Communication Technologies Task Force as well as the experience of the World Summit on the Information Society process in addressing core issues related to the role of information and communication technology in economic development and eradication of poverty and the realization of the Millennium Development Goals.

Full report


Global Alliance for ICT Policy and Development

Inaugural Meeting
Kuala Lumpur, 19-20 June 2006

GeSCIIn a follow up to the recent decision of the Secretary-General (see press release), the inaugural meeting of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development was held on 19-20 June 2006 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia following a generous invitation by the Government of Malaysia. All interested stakeholders were invited to participate in the meeting.

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Latest Version Principles and Elements of a Global Alliance for ICT and Development

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Latest publications

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UN ICT Task Force Series 8 - The World Summit on the Information Society: Moving from the Past into the Future

Edited by Daniel Stauffacher and Wolfgang Kleinwächter
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UN ICT Task Force Series 9: Harnessing the Potential of ICT for Education <96> A Multistakeholder Approach

Edited by Bonnie Bracey and Terry Culver
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UN ICT Task Force Series 10 - Village Phone Replication Manual

by David Keogh and Tim Wood
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UN ICT Task Force Series 11: Information and Communication Technology for Peace - The Role of ICT in Preventing, Responding to and Recovering from Conflict

By Daniel Stauffacher, William Drake, Paul Currion and Julia Steinberger
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UN ICT Task Force Series 12 - Reforming Internet Governance: Perspectives from the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG)

Edited by William J. Drake
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UN ICT Task Force Working Group Series: Open Access for Africa - Challenges, Recommendations and Examples

Edited by Samuel Danofsky

Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative

GeSCI GeSCI has been established in order to address a serious global challenge: the state of education in the developing world. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), have the capacity to address some of these challenges. Their unique power can improve the productivity of teachers and administrators, extend education to hard-to-reach places and provide students with compelling and effective content and tools for learning - more efficiently and at lower cost than traditional methods.

E-Schools and Communities Initiatives Launched at Information Summit

GeSCI Website

International Partners Launch "Global e-Policy Resource Network" (ePol-NET) at WSIS

ePol-NETThe UN ICT Task Force, in collaboration with the governments of Canada and Ireland and the UN Economic Commission for Africa successfully launched the Global ePolicy Resource Network (ePol-NET) on December 11, 2003 at WSIS. The ePol-NET initiative is designed to mobilize global efforts in support of national e-strategies for development. ePol-NET cooperates closely with the Task Force's National and Regional E-Strategies Working Group and Regional Nodes, notably the African Stakeholders Network.

Press Release     ePol-NET Website


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Kofi Annan

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Kofi Annan's IT Challenge to Silicon Valley
An article by Secretary-General Kofi Annan on how information technology can and must be harnessed to our global mission of peace and development.

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