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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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Foreword

The digital revolution in Information and Communication Technologies has not only transformed the way we communicate. It has also dramatically changed the way we work, do business, interact, play, seek information and learn. But the challenge facing us has been to harness the potential of ICT for development and to ensure that the benefits of this revolution are accessible to all. Overcoming this challenge has been the primary objective of the World Summit on the Information Society since it was first proposed at the 1998 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001.

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