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Geneva Plan of Action

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WSIS, Geneva Plan of Action (Dec. 10-12, 2003, Geneva) (full-text).

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The objectives of the Plan of Action are to build an inclusive Information Society; to put the potential of knowledge and ICTs at the service of development; to promote the use of information and knowledge for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration; and to address new challenges of the Information Society, at the national, regional and international levels. Opportunity shall be taken in phase two of the WSIS to evaluate and assess progress made towards bridging the digital divide.

The "Plan of Action" sets out a goal of bringing 50% of the world's population online by 2015. It does not spell out any specifics of how this might be achieved.

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