Internet access can empower the marginalized and improve the lives of millions of people – but governments must work with business, Chair of ICC Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) said.
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ICC BASIS members actively participated in the post- UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) activities, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 14-18 May.
Business Action to Support the Information Society (ICC-BASIS), Chair of the ICT Policy Committee of the USCIB, Paris at the Opening Session of the WSIS Forum May 16, 2011
ICC and its Business Action to Support the Information Society initiative have conveyed strong objection to a decision taken by the CSTD to compose its Chair’s Working Group on Improvements to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), exclusively of government representatives.
Thank you Chair, distinguished delegates On behalf of ICC members and members of ICC’s initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society which include companies and associations from all sectors and geographies and of all sizes.
Despite the recent economic downturn, worldwide use of the Internet and other electronic communications tools has continued to expand, benefiting users and fostering freedom of expression, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) told a United Nations gathering here today.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has confirmed the renewed composition of the 50-member multistakeholder advisory group responsible for providing advice in the run up to the upcoming, UN-linked Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which will take place in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt in November this year.
Several members of the International Chamber of Commerce and its Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative are among the names of business representatives who have been appointed to lend business expertise to the planning of the upcoming, UN-linked Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
by Mr. Ramadorai Good Morning Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen It gives me great pleasure to address you all at this opening meeting of the UN Commission on Science Technology and Development. On behalf of the International Chamber of Commerce, and as Chair of ICC’s BASIS initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society, and also on behalf of my company Tata Consultancy Services, I would like to thank the Secretary General of UNCTAD, Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, the President and members of the CSTD, and the secretariat, for inviting me to address you this morning, in this august gathering.
Business is a willing, ready and committed partner to help build an inclusive information society, Subramaniam Ramadorai, Chair of Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS), and CEO & Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services based in India, told the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) today in Geneva.