The Declaration, adopted by representatives of 23 states in Latin America and the Caribbean, highlights the potential of the internet to promote the sustainable development of the region.
<p>Left to right: Mario Campolargo, Director of DG <span class="caps">CONNECT</span>.E, European Commission; Alicia Bárcena, <span class="caps">ECLAC</span> Executive Secretary; Luis Almagro, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, and José Clastronik, Chair of the Presiding Officers of the eLAC2015 follow-up mechanism.</p> <p>Photo: Courtesy of Agesic.</p>
Last week, APC attended the Fourth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Montevideo, Uruguay, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and attended a pre-event on Open Development: Exploring the future of the information society in LAC. Download and read the Declaration and Plan of action.
Although WSIS was primarily an intergovernmental space for dialogue, it was considered important to include perspectives from other sectors such as civil society, in the regional processes. As such, after the evaluation of the initial phase of the process (eLAC2007) and the definition of political commitments and goals for the second phase (eLAC2010), during eLAC’s last ministerial meeting in...