This Zimbabwe Standard article by Millie Phiri includes:
However the WSIS is not without historical roots. It comes after the rise and fall of the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICCO) led by UNESCO.
In fact the main opponents to the demand by the Third World for a new information order, the UK and the US withdrew from UNESCO.
Why does this sound so familiar? The same thing has happened with the UNESCO cultural diversity treaty. Where is Canada in all of this? We should be demanding that candidates be willing to stand up for a Canadian way, which should support UNESCO and the Development Agenda in WIPO, and no longer focus on the special economic interests of incumbent industies.