World Leaders must shape the direction of the “Information Society”

June 17, 2002

Geneva, 17 June 2002 — The transformation to the Information Society is every bit as profound as the movement from agrarian to industrial societies and just as in the past, such change has led to winners and losers. “Some countries have prospered, while others have fallen behind,” Yoshio Utsumi, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, told the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. “If we do not take any action. The gap between the information “haves” and “have nots” will continue to grow.”