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Internet Governance Glossary


5.2 Knowledge societies

Societies having capabilities to identify, produce, process, transform, disseminate and use information to build and apply knowledge for human development (UNESCO).


Knowledge societies require an empowering social vision that encompasses plurality, inclusion, solidarity and participation.

Communiqué of the Ministerial Round Table “Towards Knowledge Societies”, organized during the 32nd session of the General Conference of UNESCO, Paris, 9–10 October 2003 (document 32 C/INF. 26, para. 3),