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Towards a global partnership in the information society: EU perspective in the context of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Communication from the Commission [...]. COM(2003) 271 final

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Abstract

The United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to be held in Geneva in December 2003 and in Tunisia in November 2005 is the single most important political event in this area since the term Information Society was coined by the European Union in the mid-Nineties. Its aim is "to develop a common vision and understanding of the Information Society and to draw up a strategic plan of action for concerted development towards realising this vision".

This Communication aims to assist in:
- Clarifying the context by setting out the main objectives of the WSIS and identifying the key issues for the EU, thereby allowing the EU to adopt a position in order to:
- Preparing the co-ordination of EU contributions to and positions on the preparatory process and the Summit;
- Proposing orientations to the Council and the European Parliament to prepare conclusions that will form the basis for the EU position during the negotiations on the WSIS Declaration and Plan of Action.

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Record Number: 4948 / Last updated on: 2003-06-11
Category: COM DOCUMENT
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