PrepCom 2

PrepCom 2, 17-28 February, Geneva

The second worldwide preparatory committee meeting for the
WSIS takes place from 17 to 28 February 2003 in Geneva.
Here you find background information, documents and reports from the conference site.
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7 March: Next Steps and Working Documents after PrepCom2
28 February: End of PrepCom2: Participation of non-governmental actors debated
26 February: CRIS is planning "Communications Rights Summit"
26 February: PrepCom2 will not produce final drafts for summit
25 February: Civil Society submits contributions for Declaration and Action Plan
25 February: Government delegations agree on paper for negotiations
21 February: Civil Society Bureau formed
20 February: Negotiations on WSIS Declaration begin
19 February: Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable: Enabling Environment
18 February: Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable: Open Access, Cultural Diversity and Local Content
18 February: Civil Society Participation Debated
17 February: WSIS Prepcom opened in Geneva

Results of PrepCom2

Working documents, outcomes, and next steps


PrepCom 2 Website


Official Documents

"Information and Communication for all" - Orientation paper of the president of PrepCom2
This is a "non-paper", because it has no official status. Infact, it may provide a draft for the final declaration and the action plan negotiated at the conference. The paper will be developed further during PrepCom2.


Civil Society

Civil Society and Multi-Stakeholder Activites at PrepCom2

Thematic working groups during PrepCom2

Civil Society Bureau for procedural questions

Documents submitted by Organizations of Civil Society

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from WSIS 2003...

WSIS I, Geneva 12/2003
Official and inofficial outcomes WSIS 2005

official WSIS site
UN NGLS site

HBF publications on WSIS:
Visions in Process I (pdf)
Visions in Process II (pdf, 4 KB)

WSIS II Events:
International | German
PrepCom1, June 2004
PrepCom2, February 2005
PrepCom3, September 2005
PrepCom3a, Oct/Nov 2005
WSIS Summit, November 2005

WSIS II Issues:
Financing for ICT4D
Internet Governance

Civil Society @ WSIS

Structure and Working Groups

joint Civil Society Documents

German NGO Coordination

Contact and News

German Civil Society activities 

Charter of Civil Rights for a Sustainable  Knowledge Society

pdf: deutsch | english 
       francais | espanol arabic
rtf:   deutsch | english
       francais | espanol arabic
On the Way Towards the Charter