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UNESCO and WSIS

UNESCO and WSIS

Towards Knowledge Societies

The Geneva Plan of Action identified eleven lines of action that translated the general, global, transversal issue into key topics to be addressed in the building of inclusive Knowledge Societies. In other words, the Action Lines are common main areas to serve as an easy, reference in the execution of concrete actions. Responsibility to facilitating Action Lines was shared between number of UN agencies.
UNESCO took responsibility for six of them as following:

C3: Access to information and knowledge

ICTs allow people, anywhere in the world, to access information and knowledge almost instantaneously. Individuals, organizations and communities should benefit from access to knowledge and information. >> More

C7: E-learning

Everyone should have the necessary skills to benefit fully from the Information Society. Therefore capacity building and ICT literacy are essential. ICTs can contribute to achieving universal education worldwide, through delivery of education and training of teachers, and offering improved conditions for lifelong learning, encompassing people that are outside the formal education process, and improving professional skills. >> More

C7: E-science

Promote affordable and reliable high-speed Internet connection for all universities and research institutions to support their critical role in information and knowledge production, education and training, and to support the establishment of partnerships, cooperation and networking between these institutions. >> More

C8: Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content

Cultural and linguistic diversity, while stimulating respect for cultural identity, traditions and religions, is essential to the development of an Information Society based on the dialogue among cultures and regional and international cooperation. It is an important factor for sustainable development. >> More

C9: Media

Cultural and linguistic diversity, while stimulating respect for cultural identity, traditions and religions, is essential to the development of an Information Society based on the dialogue among cultures and regional and international cooperation. It is an important factor for sustainable development. >> More

C10: Ethical dimensions of the Information Society

The Information Society should be subject to universally held values and promote the common good and to prevent abusive uses of ICTs. >> More