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December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Message from the WSIS Team

The WSIS Team would like to thank you for all your cooperation, engagement and dedication towards the WSIS Process during 2017. We look forward to working with you in 2018. We wish you seasonal greetings and a Happy New Year!

Best Wishes,

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WSIS Process 2018

WSIS Forum 2018 OCP: 2 nd Physical Meeting

The 2nd Physical Meeting of the Open Consultation Process on Shaping the Themes and Format of the WSIS Forum 2018 will take place on Wednesday 24 January 2018, 17:00–18:00 in Room H at the ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Remote participation facilities will be available for this meeting.

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Call for Official Submissions

Stakeholders are invited to make official submissions to the WSIS Secretariat for the Open Consultation Process on Shaping the Themes and Format of the WSIS Forum 2018.

• Share your views the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the forum • Recommend speakers • Request thematic workshops • Request exhibition stalls

Deadline: 30 January 2018

Submission Form:

WSIS Process 2018

WSIS Prizes 2018

The WSIS Prizes 2018 contest is open to all stakeholders including governments, the private sector, international organizations, civil society, regional and international agencies, research institutions and academia. Interested stakeholders are invited to nominate projects by completing the online project submission form before the end of the submission phase.

Deadline for project submissions: 2 January 2018

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WSIS Process 2018

High-Level Policy Sessions

At WSIS Forum 2018, high-ranking officials of the WSIS Stakeholder community will take part in dialogues during the High-level Policy Sessions of the High-level Track (20–21 March 2018). The Policy Sessions will be moderated by high-level track facilitators and will be grouped around different themes identified as important by the WSIS Stakeholders during the open consultation process.

All WSIS Stakeholders are invited to register for a speaking slot for their high-level officials by completing the speaking slot request form.

Deadline for slot requests: 22 January 2018

Speaking slot request form:

WSIS Process 2018

Call for High-Level Track Facilitator Nominations

Call for Major Stakeholder Coordination Mechanisms following the WSIS Process to Identify and Nominate High-Level Track Facilitators (HLTFs) for the WSIS Forum 2018.

Deadline for nominations: 30 January 2018

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WSIS Process 2018

WSIS Forum Photo Contest 2018

All WSIS Stakeholders are invited to join the WSIS Forum Photo Contest 2018 and participate in building a collage of photographs from around the world demonstrating how ICTs are playing an enabling role in achieving the SDGs.

Deadline for photo submissions: 9 February 2018

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WSIS Process 2018

#HackAgainstHunger Hackathon

Do you have an idea to ensure food security, decrease malnutrition or prevent famine? Join the #HackAgainstHunger !

Deadline for applications: 12 February 2018

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