International Conference on The policymaking role of Parliaments in the development of the Information Society
Date:Sat, 03/03/2007 - Sun, 04/03/2007
Organization:Chamber of Deputies of Italy
The International Conference on “The policymaking role of Parliaments in the development of the Information Society” was organized by the Chamber of Deputies of Italy. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) provided substantive and technical inputs to the Conference through the Global Centre for Information and Communication Technologies in Parliament.
The overall objective of the event was to gather inputs and elements for a Conference Presidency’s summary which contains a set of recommendations on how national and regional assemblies can best address and concretely contribute to the effective implementation of the Information Society, adding a key parliamentary dimension to it. The Conference did so by providing a platform for a global inter-parliamentary dialogue on a range of critical issues.
Throughout the conference, emphasis was given to crosscutting issues such as cultural diversity, multilingualization, local content development, vulnerable groups and indigenous people.
In total 68 Parliamentary delegations from developing and developed countries participated in this event, including Speakers and Presidents of Parliament, Members of Parliament, parliaments’ officials, high-level experts, and prominent representatives of international organizations, the civil society, businesses and academia.
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