World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), First Phase

10-12 December 2003

The UN’s World Summit on the Information Society begins with the goal of achieving a common vision, desire and commitment to build a people-centric, inclusive, and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information. The Internet Society makes important contributions to preliminary brainstorming sessions and more formal Preparatory Committees (PrepComs) in the more than one-year period leading up to the First Phase of the WSISin Geneva. Involvement in the WSIS marks the beginning of a stronger and ongoing presence for the Internet Society in the international Internet policy and governance realms, with the Internet Society continuing a significant role in various WSIS follow-up activities, including annual WSIS Forums.