4/02/2005

WSIS Report: Caribbean Indigenous Participation

Report of the WSIS Thematic Planning Conference for Tunisia
March 17-18 2005
Ottawa, Canada


Roberto Mukaro Borrero, President presented on the panel "Indigenous Media and the Arts." UCTP.org and Wayuunaiki (a newspaper for the Wayu nation of Venezuela) are recognized among others as best practices in this category (pg.2).

Borrero is selected as a member of the International Indigenous Streeting Committee for WSIS (IISC).

Except from report:

"At the Closing Plenary session of the Indigenous Thematic Planning Conference for Tunisia, the WSIS International Indigenous Steering Committee (IISC) was formed. The IISC is committed to working together to bringing Indigenous peoples to Tunisia for a second Global Forum of Indigenous Peoples and the Information Society, to ensuring a robust and inclusive agenda, and to ensuring the international dialogue regarding Indigenous connectivity does not end with the second phase of WSIS.... Indigenous members of the IISC are as follows: Roberto Borrero and Marcos Terena (Central and South America andCaribbean)..."

Review full report at:
http://www.itu.int/wsis/docs2/thematic/canada/final-report-indigenous.pdf

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