The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is held in two phases. The first phase of WSIS took place in Geneva hosted by the Government of Switzerland from 10 to 12 December 2003, where 175 countries adopted a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action. The second phase will take place in Tunis hosted by the Government of Tunisia, from 16 to 18 November 2005.
The UN agency that takes the lead in organizing the Summit is the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Message from Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, President of the Republic of Tunisia
With great pride, Tunisia, the land of civilization, culture and enlightened thinking, welcomes its honorable guests, the representatives of Governments, international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector, to the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society