Recent development, trends and vision beyond 2015
UNESCO commissioned research on knowledge societies topics – you will find summaries of the findings below. The research focuses on the following themes: open technologies, literacy, persons with disabilities, media, indigenous peoples, citizen science and info-ethics. The summaries highlight recent development, trends and recommendations for the post 2015 world.
You are kindly requested to participate in the open consultation process on the findings. Please send your comments to wsisteam(at)unesco.org. You can also contribute to the collaborative editing/commenting of the document on the WSIS KC online platform and enter into more interactive discussions, e.g. on the recommendations.
"Renewing the Knowledge Societies Vision: Towards Knowledge Societies for Peace and Sustainable Development" by Robin Mansell and Gaëtan Tremblay
"Conceptual Relationship of Informmation Literacy and Media Literacy" by Prof. Alice Lee, Dr. Jesús Lau, Prof. Toni Carbo and Dr. Natalia Gendina
"Review and Strategic Directions for Building Inclusive Knowledge Societies for Persons with Disabilities" researched and edited by Axel Leblois
"The Future of Open Systems Solutions, Now." by Stephen Kovats
- "Indigenous Peoples, WSIS, and Emerging Uses of ICTs" by Mr Roberto Borrero
- "Exploring the Evolving Mediascape: Towards updating strategies to face challenges and seize opportunities" by Divina Frau-Meigs
(Contact: Ms Pollack, Rachel r.pollack(at)unesco.org)
- "Literacy and Competencies Required to Participate in Knowledge Societies" by Alice Y. L. Lee
- "Ethical and Societal Challenges of the Information Society"