The World Summit on the information society: characteristics and challenges for information professionals

The author of the article retraces the history of the World Summit on the information society, held in Geneva in December 2003. Quoting from the Declaration of principals and the Plan of action adopted at the end of the summit, he presents the challenges of WSIS for information professionals, highlighting the North-South divide. He ends by listing the results of the first actions led by libraries on different continents.