Civil Society Information Security and Privacy Working Group submitted a Statement on the new Draft of Principles on 17. July. We appreciate the endeavor of the Working Group and we basically agree with the comments. Moreover we want to comment more to the new draft Declaration of Principles. We hope our comment to be taken into consideration at the future process of WSIS.
This statement has been prepared after diverse issues regarding information society were reviewed and discussed at Korean civil society workshop for the world summit on the information society (WSIS), and contains the common consensus of Korean civil societies to information society. The groups and individuals who signed at the bottom are those who support this statement. And this statement is open to criticism and will be updated continuously.
This is a joint statement of national, regional and international NGOs participating at the Asian Civil Society Forum of the Conference of Non-governmental Organizations in Consultative Relations with the United Nations (CONGO).
Beginning with the issues raised and seeking to positively contribute to the Asian Regional Conference and to the WSIS process at the global level, the 33 participants have come to a consensus on the following vision, principles and plan of action.
We have very serious concerns that the Japanese government decided not to invite North Korea to the Asian Regional Conference for World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and we hope Japanese Government as a host of this regional meeting should make a sincere effort to invite all Asian countries including North Korea to this meeting.
Korean civil society organizations (CSOs) held an open discussion regarding the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) at 3 p.m., September 25th, at the conference hall of the National Human Rights Commission of South Korea.