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April 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

WSIS+10 High-Level Event

WSIS+10 High-Level Event
10-13 June 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

(9 June pre-events)

The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be held on 10-13 June 2014 in Geneva Switzerland, a series of pre-event meetings will also be held on 9 June 2014. The event will be hosted by the ITU and will take place at the ITU Headquarters. Registration is necessary for WSIS Stakeholders intending to participate in this event

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ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP are pleased to invite you to the WSIS+10 High-Level Event which will be an extended version of the WSIS Forum and is expected to endorse the “WSIS+10 Statement on Implementation of WSIS Outcomes” and the “WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015”.

Invitation Letter: [AR]   [EN]   [ES]   [FR]   [RU]   [ZH]


Registration for the WSIS+10 High-Level Event 2014 is now open. For further details on registration and for the online registration form please visit the registration page on the event website.

Policy Statements

The Event will build upon two tracks, the High-Level Track, consisting of formal statements, handing over of prizes, and endorsement of the Outcome Documents, and the Forum Track. Building upon the tradition of annual WSIS Forum May meetings, the Forum track’s format and thematic focus are the result of an open consultation process with the involvement of all WSIS Stakeholders.

The High-Level Track (HLT) will be held on 10th and 11th June 2014 and will provide a special platform for high-ranking officials of WSIS Stakeholders, Government, Private Sector, Civil Society and International Organization to express their views on the achievements, challenges and recommendations on the implementation of WSIS Action Lines, emerging trends and matters of strategic importance to the development of the telecommunication and information and communication technology sector.

Government, Private Sector, Civil Society and International Organization are invited to register for a speaking slot in the High-Level Track (10-11 June 2014). Because of time constraints, speakers will be limited to maximum three minutes. However, the longer version of the statement can be posted on the conference website.

Requests for a High-Level Segment speaking slot for delivering a Policy Statement during the High-Level Track (10-11 June 2014) should be made online by clicking here. Deadline for requests: 10 May 2014 (NON-EXTENDABLE). Please note that other requests than that will not be processed.


For the WSIS+10 High-Level Event the following partnership categories are available:

  • WSIS+10 High-Level Event Strategic Partner: Platinum (Available)
  • WSIS+10 High-Level Event Strategic Partner: Gold (Government)
  • WSIS+10 High-Level Event Strategic Partner: Gold (Private Sector) (Intel Corporation)
  • WSIS+10 High-Level Event Partner for Specific Activities (Available)
    (Kuwait, Oman, Poland, Rwanda)

The organizers of the WSIS+10 High-Level Event would like to thank the Strategic Partners Gold and Partners for Specific Activities for their significant contribution towards strengthening all activities related to the event.

Final Briefing

The Final Briefing on the WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be held on 19 May 2014 at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

9h00 - 12h00, Room K
Monday, 19 May 2014
International Telecommunication Union
Place des Nations
1211 Geneva 20

WSIS+10 High-Level Event Open Consultations

WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process

Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform:

Invitation Letter: Invitation to Contribute to the Open Consultation Process

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The preparatory process is an open and inclusive consultation among WSIS Stakeholders (governments, private sector, civil society, international organizations and relevant regional organizations) focused on: developing multistakeholder consensus on two draft Outcome Documents, to be developed during the open consultation process and submitted for consideration by the WSIS+10 High-Level Event; the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the Event.

The Chair of the WSIS+10 MPP Process is the Russian Federation and the Vice Chairs are Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland. The process is structured in six phases as follows:

WSIS Stocktaking

WSIS Project Prizes 2014

WSIS Project Prizes 2014

The contest of WSIS Project Prizes is a unique recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. We would like to thank all stakeholders for participating in the contest of WSIS Project Prizes 2014. The list of nominated projects is available online on the WSIS Project Prizes website.

Currently, the contest of WSIS Project Prizes 2014 in it's third phase: Public Online Voting which will last until 18 April 2014 (Deadline: 23:00 Geneva time).

The Winners will be announced at the WSIS Project Prizes prize ceremony scheduled to be held on 10 June 2014 at the WSIS+10 High-Level Event 2014.

Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development

The Partnership on measuring ICT for development will be celebrating it's 10 Year anniversary during the WSIS+10 High-Level Event.

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The Partnership on measuring ICT for development, under the leadership of ITU is currently preparing a final quantitative assessment report, which will analyze and discuss the achievements made on each one of the ten WSIS targets. The report will be launched in at the WSIS+10 high-level event.

United Nations Group on the Information Society

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ITU is the Chair of UNGIS this year and will be working closely with all UN Agencies to draw up a work plan for the implementation of UN system-wide coordination on matters concerning ICTs.

Public consultation on the draft ITU 2016-2019 Strategic Plan

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Since the launch of the process for the elaboration of the ITU 2016-2019 Strategic Plan in June 2013, the ITU has been working to develop a strategy that is inclusive of all stakeholder ideas and proposals. This follows two previous consultations to gather inputs for ITU’s strategic priorities and will be considered as we develop the ITU draft strategic plan. This current edition of our public consultation includes inputs from the previous consultations and is requesting your inputs towards finalizing the proposed draft text. We strongly encourage all interested parties to take part in this call for contributions by providing inputs via our online platform ( or by submitting written contributions directly by email to by April 25, 2014.

Public Consultation of the Council Working Group on international Internet-related public policy issues

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Following its fourth meeting, held on 3-4 March 2014 at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the Council Working Group on international Internet-related public policy issues (CWG-Internet) is conducting a new round of Open Consultations and is inviting all stakeholders to provide their input on the specific question listed below, as agreed by the Group.

"Recognizing the scope of work of ITU on international Internet-related public policy matters, represented by the list of topics in Council 2009 Resolution 1305 Annex 1 which was established in accordance with decisions of ITU membership at the Plenipotentiary Conference, the Council Working Group on International Internet Related Public Policy invites all stakeholders to provide their position on following question:
Q1. What actions are to be undertaken by governments in relations to each of the international Internet-related public policy issues identified in Annex 1 to Resolution 1305 (adopted by Council 2009 at the seventh Plenary Meeting)?

The deadline for submission is 26 April, 2014.

Trend Micro Guides

In 2013, ITU signed an important agreement with Trend Micro with the aim to establish a framework for collaboration in line with the mutual goal of creating a more secure and safer information society. As a follow up, recently in March 2014, Trend Micro made available two e- guides to be distributed by ITU to its member states and partners.

Tablets and mobile phones have tremendously become a huge part of our normal day-to-day activities. Access to user information both for legitimate and malicious purposes is no longer uncommon in the age of mobilization, since people do just about everything using a mobile device. In this regard, the TrendMicro E-Guide “The Who, What, Why and How of Mobile Privacy” aims at giving suggestions and guidelines on how to protect privacy from mobile threats.

The E-Guide “How To Protect Data In Mobile Devices” highlights the importance of protecting data in mobile devices. Many times, people do not realize how much data is in their mobile device. Ordinary practices such as sending email, accessing social media, and banking online can encourage criminals to steal someone’s identity in order to access information related to credit card numbers, addresses, and contact details, among others. The Guide will recommend several actions that should be taken into consideration to ensure data protection in mobile devices.

Call for submission of eHealth projects at the “WHO-ITU eHealth projects repository”

This repository of eHealth projects represents a joint effort between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The initiative aims to collect and make available information on validated, operational eHealth projects that demonstrate the effective and sustainable use of ICT for health. The initial focus is on, but not limited to, eHealth projects related to women's and children's health, to support the United Nations Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health. Interested parties are invited to submit successful eHealth projects that have been evaluated and are supported by government. Supporting the development of this resource will make a wealth of information available on eHealth projects and enable mutual learning through the sharing of experiences and good practice. Submissions will be made available online, once validated, through WHO and ITU websites, to a global audience.

Please submit your project at:

Call For Action

 • Register for the WSIS+10 High-Level Event

 • Policy Statements: Requests for a High-Level Segment speaking slot

 • Register for the Final Briefing on WSIS+10 HLE, 19 May 2014

 • Contribute to the WSIS Fund in Trust

WSIS Fund in Trust

WSIS Fund in Trust

WSIS Fund in Trust

Call for Contributions 2014

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Global Events Calendar

WSIS+10 High-Level Event OCP: Fourth Physical Meeting

14-17 April 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

WSIS+10 High-Level Final Briefing

19 May 2014, Geneva, Switzerland


Global Repository

WSIS Stocktaking Report 2014

WSIS Stocktaking Report 2014

We would like to thank all submissions contributed to the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2014. The report will be released at the WSIS+10 High-Level Event.
Access to the electronic database of all submissions is available at

ITU Contribution to the WSIS Implementation Report 2013

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WSIS Stocktaking Report 2013

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Measuring the Information Society Report 2013


Regional WSIS Stocktaking Reporting


Regional WSIS Stocktaking Reporting for Africa

Regional WSIS Stocktaking Reporting for Latin America

Regional WSIS Stocktaking Reporting for Arab States

Regional WSIS Stocktaking Reporting for Europe and CIS
















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