World Summit Award Mission

The World Summit Award (WSA) works towards a global information society that enables all people to create, receive and share information and knowledge for their own economic, social, cultural and political benefits. The UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held in Geneva in 2003, Tunis in 2005 and in Venice in 2007, intends to make this vision real and its Action Plan will be reviewed by the General Assembly in 2015.

The WSA is conducted in the framework of the WSIS and its follow up process organised in the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development. WSA directs the focus of the UN on global efforts to support and develop high-quality e-Contents and innovative ICT applications. By selecting, presenting and promoting the best products from all over the world in that field, it makes a contribution to bridging the Digital Divide and narrowing the Content Gap. It cooperates with the relevant UN organisations and agencies such as UNESCO and UNIDO, national governments and agencies, the ICT industries and e-Business organisations, NGOs and civil society in all UN member states.

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