Internet Society Status
The Internet Society is officially recognized as "an NGO in operational relations with UNESCO" and is part of UNESCO's Communication and New Technologies Joint Program Commission.
UNESCO works in the fields of Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication, and Information. Its Communication and Information programs stem from UNESCO’s Constitution, which requires the Organisation to promote the “free flow of ideas by word and image”.
The main objective for UNESCO is to build a knowledge society based on the sharing of knowledge and incorporating all the socio-cultural and ethical dimensions of sustainable development. UNESCO’s priorities in the field of Communication and Information are:
- Empowering people through access to information and knowledge with special emphasis on freedom of expression
- Promoting communication development
- Advancing the use of ICTs for education, science and culture.
Find out more
- The Internet Society at the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- The Internet Society at UNESCO General Conference, Communication and Information Commission
The Internet Society at the Council of Europe/UNESCO: Ethics and Human Rights in the Information Society
Council of Europe/UNESCO, 13-14 Sep 2007, Strasbourg