Thursday, July 20, 2006

U.N. Forms Group on the Information Society (UNGIS)

Following the recently concluded World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), a new United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) has been formed to serve as an interagency coordinating mechanism within the UN. The Group will enable synergies aimed at resolving substantive and policy issues, avoiding redundancies and enhancing effectiveness of the system while raising public awareness about the goals and objectives of the global Information Society.

High level representatives of twenty-two UN agencies met earlier this month at ITU Headquarters in Geneva under the chairmanship of ITU
Secretary-General Yoshio Utsumi to facilitate the process.

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