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G7 Conference on the Global Information Society
The G7 Ministerial Conference on the Global lnformation Society took place in Brussels from 24 to 26 February. This conference, organized for the first time by the European Commission at the request of the G7 leaders at their Naples Summit, brought together representatives of the seven leading industrialized nations (Canada. France, Germany, Italy. Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) to discuss the information society. The meeting was opened by Jacques Santer, President of the EC, who stressed the global dimension of the information society, as attested by the attendance of Thabo Mbeki, Vice-President of South Africa. The G7 Ministerial Conference was divided into three main parts: the Ministerial Conference itself, the round table of industrialists and the information society showcase. The participants stressed the importance of moving into the information age, and identified eight core principles to govern the accelerated liberalization of worldwide telecommunications: promoting dynamic competition; encouraging private investment; defining an adaptable regulatory framework; providing open access to networks; while ensuring universal provision of and access to services; promoting equality of opportunity for the citizen; promoting diversity of content, including cultural and linguistic diversity; recognizing the necessity of worldwide cooperation, with particular attention to the less developed countries. This best of shows extracts from the speeches at the opening dinner, the round table of business leaders at the Palais d'Egmont, the press conference at the European Parliament, the dinner at Hotel Hilton with keynote speech by Al Gore, Vice-President of the United States and the conclusions of the Conference at the European Parliament. The various subjects raised during this conference culminated in the adoption of a declaration.

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