Information Society Program for Latin America and the Caribbean (INFOLAC)

Programa de la Sociedad de la Información para América Latina y el Caribe

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History

Nov 1986, Santiago (Chile), at Constitutive Meeting, by resolution of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) XXIII General Conference. Original title: Regional Program for Strengthening Cooperation between Networks and National Information Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Programme régional pour le renforcement de la coopération entre les réseaux et les systèmes nationaux d'information pour le développement en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes -- Programa Regional para el Fortalecimiento de la Cooperación entre Redes y Sistemas Nacionales de Información para el Desarrollo en América Latina y El Caribe. Previously also referred to as National Information Networks and Systems for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Systèmes nationaux d'information pour le développement en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes. Current title adopted 14 June 2001, Port-of-Spain (Trinidad-Tobago). Ceased to exist, 2008.

Aims

Promote exchange of expertise and experiences for the development of the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Activities

Projects include: Iberian American and the Caribbean Digital Library Project; Latin American and the Caribbean Chapter of the Memory of the world Programme; Digital Heritage Preservation; Digital Heritage Cities; Telecenters; Telework and Tele-entrepreneurs; ICTs and Indigenous Culture; ICTs and Education; Virtual Museum.

Structure

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 31 countries
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UIA Org ID

F2141

Last News Received

24. Aug 2011
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