Filed under: Uncategorized
This “Declaration of Principles” document we read, that was created at A World Summit on the Information Society in 2003 and then again in 2005, has very important ideals and beliefs that should be taken seriously. I personally think it is most important to achieve their “our challenge” section because that, in a nut shell, explains the many goals of the society. Each section brings up important points as to how to ensure that the “challenge” is met and completed successfully.
The most important aspiration under the “our challenge” section, I think, is hard to pick out. All of the ideas are so fundamental to our quality of life that it is hard to focus on just one while ignoring the rest. In an ideal situation, we could focus on all of them. But, since we were told to pick one, I would focus my attention on developing a global partnership for development for the attainment of a more peaceful, just and prosperous world. With this, I feel like a lot of the other problems mentioned in the “our challenge” section would be fixed… or at least possibly improved. If this partnership could be created, so many positive things would start happening and society would start making an upward movement for its citizens and more peace and understanding on earth in general.
The biggest problem trying to achieve everything this document discusses is the fact that there is SO MUCH to be done. Not to be pessimistic, but it is impossible to get rid of all poverty and all diseases in the world. This document has all the right intentions but it is easier said than done. One question that popped into my mind as I was reading this was where does the funding come from?
Focusing on little parts of the declaration at a time is a good way to get things done, without feeling overwhelmed or unproductive. Everything starts with that first step… and as slow as the progress might feel, it is essential that we keep chipping away at the block.