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On August 17, 2010 in Moscow the 2nd meeting of the High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Cooperation in the field of readiness of the RCC countries to an information society took place.

 

The meeting was attended by representatives of Communications Administrations of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, as well as representatives of the ITU Area Office for CIS Region in Moscow and the RCC Executive Committee.

During the meeting reports on the analysis of the current state of performance of info-communications development of the RCC countries and the benchmarks of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), as well as information on how to improve systems of indicators of ICT development were given.

Members of HLWG endorsed a report elaborated jointly with the Commission on the Economy of Communications, the draft of a regional monitoring, which would create a clear picture of the state and prospects of the Information Society, to assess the readiness of the RCC countries to its construction and to improve their rankings in the world.

The meeting adopted the Declaration on Cooperation for the readiness of the RCC to the Information Society "Building the Information Society - our common priority." prepared under the leadership of Chairman of HLWG. The document defines the strategic goals and objectives of the CIS region in matters of building the information society.