Decision to organise WSIS

6 Nov 1998

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference held in November 1998 in Minneapolis puts the basis of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Adopted at the conference, Resolution 73: - Instructs the ITU Secretary-General 'to place the question of holding a world summit on the information society on the agenda of the United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination; - Instructs the ITU Council to 'consider and decide on the Union’s contribution to the holding of a world summit on the information society'.