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WSIS Kicks Off in Geneva

By | December 10, 2003

      The World Summit on the Information Society kicked off in Geneva Wednesday with an appeal by International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General Yoshio Utsumi to world leaders to share information and communication technologies (ICT) with the most impoverished economies. For the next three days, leaders from government, science, civil society, industry and media will work to forge global commitments on ways to harness powerful tools for pressing global needs like illiteracy and poverty. One proposal under consideration is using satellites to bring broadband to the developing world.

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