World Summit for the Information Society
[Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft]
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was the latest in a long series of world summits organized by the United Nations that dealt with central questions of humanity. Especially in the decade from 1992 to 2002, starting with the world summit on environment and development in Rio de Janeiro and ending with the Rio+10 conference in Johannesburg, there have been a number of world conferences organized around UN-related themes. At the WSIS, information and communication were on the agenda for the first time. The world summit aimed to develop a common understanding of the information society. It was decided that the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) will assist the Council as the focal point in the system-wide follow-up of WSIS.
8. May 2006
22. Apr 2013