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United Nations Group on the Information Society launched


Representatives from UNESCO and twenty-one other UN agencies met in Geneva on 14 July 2006 to launch the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS).
UNGIS will serve an interagency coordinating role in implementing the outcomes of the recently concluded World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS.

The Group aims at resolving substantive and policy issues, avoiding duplication of effort and raising public awareness about the goals and objectives of the global Information Society. UNGIS will also work to highlight the importance of ICTs in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

During the first year, UNGIS will be chaired by ITU, with UNESCO, UNDP and WHO acting as vice-chairs.

Read more about UNESCO and UNGIS

UNGIS official website

World Summit on the Information Society

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