18 November 2005

World Summit on the Information Society

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was held in two phases. The first phase of WSIS took place in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003, where 175 countries adopted a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action. Internet governance emerged as one of the leading discussion issues.

The second phase of WSIS took place in Tunis from 16 to 18 November 2005, where participants published the Tunis Commitment and Tunis Agenda for the Information Society.

In the end, WSIS participants decided that ICANN will continue its day-to-day management activities and the UN Secretary-General will convene an Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to discuss other issues.

The NRO at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

During WSIS Phase 2, the NRO joined the “Internet Pavilion” at the ICT4all exhibition.

WSIS Press Releases

NRO Documents Related to WSIS Process

Date Published Title of Document
17.08.2005 NRO comments on the WGIG Report
14.06.2005 NRO document presented to the WGIG during its 4th open consultation meeting
15.04.2005 NRO response to WGIG Paper on IP Numbers
15.02.2005 NRO Comments to WGIG on Draft Working Papers Identifying Issues for Internet Governance
06.12.2004 NRO Comments on the WGIG Panel at ICANN WSIS Workshop in Cape Town
06.12.2004 NRO Comments on the WGIG Panel at ICANN WSIS Workshop in Cape Town
19.11.2004 Clarification on NRO statement: “NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses”
19.11.2004 Houlin Zhao’s Response to NRO Statement: “NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses”
15.11.2004 NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses
15.11.2004 Summary of NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses
15.11.2004 NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses
23.03.2004 Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General

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