ICC BASIS input to UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) report for its 14th session, May 2011

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on the Digital Economy
    Publication date : 27/01/2011

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and members of its BASIS initiative (Business Action to Support the Information Society) are pleased to provide additional input to the UN CSTD’s consultation in preparation for its 14th session in May 2011. ICC BASIS provided a substantive response to the CSTD’s questionnaire on the follow up of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) on 17 November 2010.

    ICC BASIS applauds the CSTD’s recognition of the intersection of the WSIS follow up role entrusted by the WSIS Tunis Agenda and its critically important role regarding identifying how science and technology are essential for development and through the improvements that they bring to the lives of people around the world and how they empower the individual.