Report on the World Summit on the Information Society Stocktaking 2008

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The aim of this report is to update stakeholders on activities undertaken by governments and other organizations with regard to the achievement of WSIS objectives and targets in the period of time from end 2005 to mid 2008. This report is a continuation of the WSIS Stocktaking Report series, which was officially launched at the Tunis Summit in November 2005, and that time reflecting the flagship activities carried out by the WSIS stakeholders during the two phases of the Summit and submitted to the WSIS Stocktaking Information System. The WSIS stocktaking process was initiated by the WSIS Executive Secretariat in October 2004, aiming to provide an inventory of activities carried out by governments and other stakeholders (international organizations, business companies, civil society and other entities) in order to mark the progress accomplished in pursuance of WSIS goals.




The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held in two phases in Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005, set out a clear vision to harness the vast potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve the development aspirations of all the world’s inhabitants. Recognizing the importance of ICT as valuable assets for economic growth, world leaders expressed their strong political commitment towards building an inclusive, people-centred and development-oriented information society.


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