Tunisia internet association at ITU World Summit

Dr. Hamadoun Touré, ITU-Secretary-General
TUNISIA’S Internet and Multimedia Association (ATIM) will be participating in the 2010 World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) currently being held at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva.

The North African country hopes that its role at the summit will help bridge the divide between Europe and African in terms of IT development.

UNESCO is also a joint organiser of the summit along with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the UNDP.

According to a statement from the summit, the forum aims at making it an “opportunity to review progress in the implementation of the 2005 edition of WSIS, as well as paving the way for the next five-year strategy.”

Moaz Souabni, ATIM president, said in comments to the forum that ATIM is committed to implementing the 2005 Tunis Declaration and bolstering the country’s development of the IT sector in the coming years.

The Forum will focus on access to information, knowledge building, ICT for persons with disabilities, ICT and gender, education, multilingualism, indigenous peoples, community and social media and countries readiness to look at the ethical dimension of the new information society.

ELBOR SUZZIK in Tunis, Tunisia