World Summit on the Information Society Prize 2015 Winners
Geneva, 26 May 2015 – ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao this morning announced the 18 winners of the WSIS Prizes 2015 at the WSIS High-Level Opening Segment, which was held at the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.
The WSIS Prizes 2015 contest provides a platform to identify and showcase success stories across the 11 WSIS Action Lines defined in the Geneva Plan of Action.
In line with the inclusive, multistakeholder character of the WSIS event, the prizes recognize the outstanding achievements of a wide range of organizations in strengthening implementation of the vision and targets set by the World Summit on the Information Society in 2003 (Phase 1) and 2005 (Phase 2).
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