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As part of the Okinawa Charter on the Global Information Society, adopted by Leaders at the G8 Kyushu-Okinawa Summit in July 2000, the United States and other G-8 nations created a Digital Opportunity Taskforce. The "DOT Force" was intended to mobilize resources and coordinate the efforts of governments, the private sector, foundations, multilateral and international institutions and others to bridge the international digital divide and create digital opportunity.
The Task Force brought together 43 teams from government, the private sector, non-profit organizations, and international organizations, representing both developed and developing countries, in an effort to identify ways in which the digital revolution can benefit all the world's people, especially the poorest and most marginalized groups.
The Task Force presented the conclusions of its work in a report (Digital Opportunities for All: Meeting the Challenge) and proposed a nine point action plan — the Genoa Plan of Action — both of which were fully endorsed by G8 Leaders at their 2001 Genoa Summit.