World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum

General Introduction

About WSIS

The UN General Assembly Resolution 56/183 (21 December 2001) endorsed the holding of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in two phases. The first phase took place in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003 and the second phase took place in Tunis, from 16 to 18 November 2005. The goal of WSIS is to achieve a common vision, desire and commitment to build a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information.

Through the Summit’s first phase in 2003, a framework for an inclusive Information Society was created as set out in Geneva Plan of Action1. Since 2015, the WSIS Process and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are being aligned by stakeholders to integrate ICTs into their approaches in implementing the activities/initiatives to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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