Dear Readers,
  in the last three years (since January 2003), this website has tried to timely and thoroughly inform about the events and developments related to the UN World Summit on the Information Society. Now, after the second summit conference in November 2005, the summit process has ended, and the post-WSIS era has started. This site will not be actively maintained anymore, but will stay available as a source of information.

The positive reception by our readers encourages us and makes us believe that the contribution by the Heinrich Böll Foundation to the success of this unique summit was worth the effort and will be followed up by many commited persons. My laud and thanks go to all who have contributed to editing this site - especially to Ralf Bendrath and Arne Hintz, who are the authors behind most of the articles and contributions on this site. With a lot of personal dedication both as agents and as chroniclers, they have provided an especially attractive account of the process through this website.

Olga Drossou
Heinrich Böll Foundation
in January 2006

  Olga Drossou opening the
HBF side event in Tunis
  Arne Hintz at the WSIS closing party in Tunis
  Ralf Bendarth at HBF side event in Tunis

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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
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On the Way Towards the Charter