The 4th Annual Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) chaired by The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) of Jordan concluded its meetings Tuesday, December 9, 2003, which were held in Geneva.
The meeting was attended by more than 400 telecommunications regulators from across the world, in addition to international organizations such as the European Union, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary General Yoshio Utsumi and Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau, Hamadoun Touré also attended the event, which focused on the two topics Universal Services and Universal Access.
The 4th annual GSR meeting has been of particular importance since it prepared for the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) held also in Geneva on December 10-12, 2003, which is considered the largest specialized international gathering organized by the United Nations. It assembles world leaders to set strategies for bridging the digital divide and employing information and communications technology (ICT) in development across the world. The GSR meeting aimed at developing a statement of principles to be presented to WSIS.
Participants in GSR submitted recommendations to the UN Secretary General on the guidelines that would help achieve universal access to ICT services across the globe. — (menareport.com)
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