Director of the Information Technologies Institute (ICT) and Associate
Member of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Rasim Aliguliyev is
attending World Summit on Information Society in Paris.
summit is co-organized by the International Telecommunication Union,
UNESCO, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
and UN Development Program.
The event brings together 2000
representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations,
private sector and civil unions.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was a pair of United Nations-sponsored
about information, communication and, in broad terms, the information
society that took place in 2003 in Geneva and in 2005 in Tunis. One of
its chief aims was to bridge the so-called global digital divide
separating rich countries from poor countries by spreading access to the
Internet in the developing world. The conferences established 17 May as
World Information Society Day./AzerTAc/