World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-02)

Istanbul, Turkey, 18 - 27 March 2002: Final Report

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The third World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-02) took place in Istanbul (Turkey) from 18 to 27 March 2002. The Final Report contains the Istanbul Declaration, the Strategic Plan of the Telecommunications Development Sector, the Istanbul Action Plan (ISAP) focusing on the programmes, activities, special initiatives, resolutions approved and recommendations made by the conference directed towards the purposes and objectives of the ITU Telecommunications Development Sector for the four-year period 2003-2006, and the detailed programme of the conference as well as miscellaneous appendices containing the speeches, the abbreviations and acronyms, the list of documents submitted to the conference and the list of participants.



Istanbul action plan (IsAP)

The Istanbul Action Plan charts a course for developing countries to transform the digital divide into digital opportunities. Bridging the digital divide means providing access to telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICTs) and promoting their use so that all segments of society can harness the opportunities of the information society. Digital opportunities not only serve as an engine for economic growth, they enable social, educational and medical progress. These goals hinge upon the rollout of ICT networks and services.


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