The concluding phase of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-led World Summit on the Information Society took place in Tunis in November 2005. A main objective of the process was to chart future directions in areas critical to bridging the digital divide. The outcomes of the Tunis phase, along with the earlier phase in Geneva in 2003, present a vision of an inclusive information society, which would harness information and ICTs to empower individuals, communities and nations to achieve their full potential.
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The United Nations system is unique in the range and coverage of its structures and mandates and in the diversity of the means of action that are at its disposal. These characteristics can be a unique source of strength in addressing the increasingly complex and interrelated challenges that the international community is facing.
CEB member organizations collaborated closely in the ITU-led preparatory and follow-up processes for the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Geneva on 10-12 December 2003. Their contributions were coordinated through the High-Level Summit Organizing Committee (HLSOC) led by ITU. At the second phase of the Summit in Tunis, the HLSOC is expected to monitor implementation of the Geneva Action Plan by organizations of the UN system and report on those efforts to the Summit process.
Web for Development (Web4Dev) is the Community of Practice for UN System Web Professionals. Since its inception by the World Bank in 2003, the Web4Dev community of practice has brought together members of central web teams from UN system organizations, international development agencies and international development NGOs.