King laments digital divide

Kathmandu, November 16:

King Gyanendra today lamented the growing digital divide between the developed nations and the rest of the world while addressing the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) at Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.

The conference, which is also attended by United Nations Secretary General Kofi

Annan, is the important second phase of the World Summit of the Information Society.

“We believe that there should be a mechanism to facilitate meaningful participation on Internet governance to accomplish the vision of the declaration principles of the WSIS,” King Gyanendra said.

He also stressed the need to harmonise technical and policy issues to the advantage of the global community even as the King expressed commitment to the Geneva Declarations of Principles.