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Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information - WSIS

SMSI - Veille et gouvernance de l'internet - Pôle Information de l'Institut Jules-Destrée
WSIS - Watch and governance of the Internet - Information Unit of the Destree Institute

Forum sur la Gouvernance de l'Internet - Internet Governance Forum

Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information
World summit on the information society
Genève 2003 - Tunis 2005

The Royal Government of Bhutan refers to the enormous challenges for LCDs and developing countries in expanding full access among its population. In Bhutan, the difficulties are varied : great concentration of population in remote and rural zones, depending on agriculture; low literacy rate and even lower ICT literacy; lack of adequate financial capital to stimulate the socio-economic progress; shortage of human resources. With all these conditions, Bhutan says that the promotion of ICTs is a complex process. But, recognizing ICTs as an enabler for socioeconomic, cultural and political development, it has introduced Internet and television since June 1999, has conducted studies on e-Readiness and media impact. The ministry of Information and Communications is also involved in the incorporation of the national language into major operating systems, to enable proliferation of local content on the Internet. The implementation of the Rural Telecom Master Plan 2003 is now active, to install the communication services into the majority of its villages up to 2007.

Bhutan underlines anyway that ICTs can be a force of exclusion. While rich countries are launching their next generation ICTs infrastructures, poor countries are grappling with mere access to simple voice telephony. It insists on the fact that cooperation is essential and hopes that developed countries will continue to extend their generous technical and financial assistance to developing countries in order to attain the goal of “An Information Society for All”.

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