World Summit on Information Society

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The World Summit on Information Society is organized by the International Telecommunication Union.

The first phase took place in Geneva in December 2003.

The second phase will take place in Tunis in December 2005.

  • Preliminary meeting on February 17th to 25th in Geneva.

Materials to prepare[edit]

  • Pamphlets in several languages. The 6 official languages of the UNO are English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese. English and French are essential. Arabic and Spanich will be useful.

Most of these leaflets are nearly a year old, so quite outdated. They should be fixed before printing. Anthere

Accreditation of Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

NB: It will be for PreCom3, not PreCom2 as written on the form.

"Entities who wish to participate in PrepCom-3 and/or the Summit and who were not accredited in previous PrepComs, should submit an accreditation request form to the Executive Secretariat at the latest 6 weeks before PrepCom-3."

PreCom3 will be September 19th to 30th, 2005.

Details of the procedure:

  • The foundation should look for financial support to send delegate(s) to Tunis.
    • Comments ?
  • Does the foundation have a proposition or a recommendation to the WSIS ?
    • ...




Related documents Wikipedians should comment on[edit]


People met during PreCom2[edit]

For contact information, see Yann

Possible supporters[edit]

  • French Ambassador to the UNO, Mr. Jean-Marc de La Sablière, [1]
  • Ms. Divina Frau-Meigs, Professor on medias sociology at Sorbonne, Paris, vice-president of IAMCR, coordinator of WSIS education group
  • Pr. Raoul Weiler, President Brussels-EU Chapter and Member Executive Committee of Club de Rome, Belgium
  • Mr. Gilles Berhault, President of Communication et informatique pour le développement durable
  • Ms. Titi Akinsanmi, WSIS Youth Caucus Global Facilitator, Executive Secretariat, SchoolNetAfrica
  • Melody Mohebi, International Affairs Officer, Science and Arts Foundation
  • Abbas Edalat, Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Imperial College, London, Chairman of Science and Arts Foundation
  • Mr. Jacques Guidon, UNESCO, Regional Bureau for Education in Africa (BREDA), advisor of the Director
  • Mr. Thomas Biebl, World Summit Award, Networking, International Center for New Media, Salzburg, Austria
  • Kuba Lebuda, World Summit Award, Project Assistant, International Center for New Media, Salzburg, Austria
  • Mr. Jean-Michel Borde, Président de l'Association des Informaticiens de Langue française, Paris, invitation to a colloque on Mars 22, 2005
  • Mr. Patrick Towell, Founder & Strategic Advisor, Director, Simulacra, London
  • Dr. Lucas Walsh, School of Communications and Multimedia, Edith Cowan University, Australia, active member of the Education group
  • Mr. Andy Carvin, Digital Divide Network, active member of the Education group, [2]
  • Ms. Catherine Souyri, chargée de mission, Commission nationale française pour l'UNESCO
  • Prf. Dr. Nadia Hegazi, Senior Expert for International Relations, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
  • Mr. Rik Panganiban, Communication Coordinator, Conference of NGO in Consultative Relationship with the UNO (CONGO), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ms. Trine M.N. Jensen, Project Assistant, Danish UN Association
  • Ms. Marie-Thérèse Cerf, Ingénieur d'études, Strabon, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris
  • Mr. Tadahisa Hamada, Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE), Tokyo
  • Mr. Hirishi Kawamura, Director of Dep. of Social Rehabilitation, Japan

Content providers[edit]

Local NGO[edit]

Other contacts[edit]