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Helping the World Communicate

WSIS Geneva 10 - 12 December 2003

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The WSIS Souvenir Book, “Helping the World Communicate”, traces the history of the World Summit on the Information Society up to the Geneva phase. It conveys the ambience of the Summit itself along with related events such as press conferences and the ICT4 D Platform. The book is prefaced with a message from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and a foreword by Mr Yoshio Utsumi, ITU Secretary-General, and contains statements from the Opening Ceremony as well as the WSIS documents: The Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action. The 152 page book is illustrated with 138 colour photographs. A picture gallery includes Heads of State and Government who attended the Summit along with other high-level dignitaries and participants.

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Message from United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan

The digital revolution is transforming society. If harnessed effectively, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to greatly improve our social, economic and cultural lives. They can serve as an engine for development in areas ranging from trade to telemedicine, and from education to environmental protection. They are tools with which to advance the cause of freedom and democracy. And they are vehicles with which to propagate knowledge and mutual understanding.

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