eLAC2007 is the Regional Action Plan on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was drafted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2005 at the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Conference on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). eLAC2007 is a regional adaptation of the global plan agreed to in Tunis at the second phase of WSIS. Governments maintain the leadership role in the process of elaborating and implementing a public policy agenda, but they facilitate participation of new non-state actors, such as private sector companies, civil society, academia and international organisations. Civil society organisations have raised concerns about the obstacles to the principles of “multisectorality”, participation and transparency in the implementation of eLAC2007 becoming a reality.
Style information: There is no space between eLAC and 2007: eLAC2007 is the correct spelling.
Source: eLAC page on ECLAC website and “Participation, the Achilles heel of eLAC2007”, APCNews (6 July 2006)