World Summit on the Information Society
Twenty years ago, some of us old-timers were beginning to gear up for what became the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
“Human Rights in the Age of Platforms”, published by the MIT Press, examines the human rights implications of today's platform society. APCNews interviewed Rikke Frank Jørgensen, editor of the publication, who provided insight on the reflections and recommendations captured in this book.
What will ‘people-centred’ mean when decisions that matter are mainly taken by computer algorithms? What is development, or ‘sustainable development’, as now preferred? This week, what is inclusion?
It’s fifteen years since the World Summit on the Information Society – and the United Nations is pledged to hold a review of what has happened since the Summit in 2025. But are the outcomes of the Summit still relevant today? How should the UN go about reviewing it?
APC's 2018 Annual Report is a deep dive into one year of our network's life. It is a compendium of stories about how APC collectively strives for change, from a year when so many deeply rooted initiatives blossomed.
David Souter's blog returns from its winter break with a review of the fifteen years since the World Summit on the Information Society - and how it should be viewed in future. Starting with this instalment, the Information Society will be published twice a month.
Access to information and knowledge has been recognised as a key principle for achieving the WSIS vision since 2003. Information and knowledge for all are key for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals because they link to empowerment and mobility, enabling people to improve their lives.
The African School on Internet Governance was announced this week as the winner of a 2017 World Summit on the Information Society Prize, awarded by the International Telecommunication Union.
The voting for the WSIS Prize 2017 is open and APC is part of three of the nominated initiatives. The awards evaluate and recognise individuals and groups for outstanding success in implementing strategies that leverage the power of ICT as an enabler of development.