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January 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

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Announcement: WSIS Forum 2011 Open Consultation, Step 4: Review Meeting

            24th February, Room No. C, ITU Geneva, 14:00 -18:00

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Message from the WSIS Team

Dear WSIS Stakeholders,

Happy New Year 2011!

WSIS Team invites you to read the 1st WSIS Flash of 2011. We are starting the year with renewed energy and strong determination to strengthen all WSIS related activities and processes.

Last year was a very fruitful year for the WSIS Process. Several WSIS Stakeholders worldwide shared and reported their experiences and stories with all of us at different platforms like the WSIS Forum and the WSIS Stocktaking Platform. This year, we hope to take our experiences, networks and partnerships to greater heights by working together towards achieving the WSIS targets by 2015.

We look forward to 2011 as a year of new partnerships, successful projects and for realizing our common desire and commitment to build a people-centred, inclusive and development oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information and knowledge.

Best wishes,
WSIS Team

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WSIS Forum 2011

Open Consultation Process

Step Three- Results of WSIS Forum 2011: Open Consultation on Thematic Aspects and new innovative format:

Thank you for your enthusiastic response to the open consultations. We are pleased to share the results of Step 3 of the Open Consultation. We have received 141 official contributions.

 

Division by Stakeholder type: Civil Society: 49.6%, Governments : 17.7%, Private Sector :11.3% , International Organizations 10.6% and Others: 10.6%.

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All documents relevant to the open consultation are available here.

 

Step Four – Review Meeting, 24th February, Room No. C, ITU Geneva, 14:00 -18:00

The next step of the Open Consultation Process is the Review Meeting scheduled to be held on 24th of February, in Room C, ITU, Geneva. Please, kindly note that based on the success of the preparatory meeting on 23 November 2010, remote participation facilities will be arranged for this meeting. This will provide you with the opportunity to participate offsite as well.

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WSIS Stocktaking Platform

The WSIS Stocktaking Platform provides a large database that has more than 5000 entries and more than 2000 members. The WSIS Stocktaking platform offers a global events calendar, global repository, blogs, online communities, online forums, interactive online interviews, implementation case studies, country case studies, an embeddable interface and the WSIS Lab.

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The WSIS Stocktaking Platform will celebrate its 1st anniversary in February this year. This is an opportunity to celebrate the close and fruitful cooperation among WSIS Stakeholders.

We would like to congratulate all the WSIS Stakeholders for the success of the Stocktaking Platform and look forward to successful years ahead!

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WSIS Stocktaking Online Forum

New discussion topic:

What can we expect in the year 2011 with regards to ICTs?

Contribute or follow the online Forum here.

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WSIS Stocktaking Blog

Provides a virtual space to exchange ideas and articles describing activities of stakeholders within the framework of WSIS. This blog provides you with the opportunity to collaborate electronically, build virtual networks of discussions and increase visibility of your activities. For the best use of information, blog functionalities such as comments and ratings are available for you. Everyone is welcome to submit their comments for the articles. The information may be submitted directly to the blog or to wsis-stocktaking@itu.int.

In January, the following articles were submitted to WSIS Stocktaking Blog:

  • Follow-up of COP16, Cancun
  • ICTD London 2010
  • 15 December - WSIS Stocktaking deadline
  • e-Agriculture Strengthened by Launch of New Online Platform for Collaboration
  • Progress of Social Network Sites in 2010 Malta and its latest projects
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WSIS Lab

Collaborative space on broadband presented new articles that focused on the broadband strategies. By 2010 some countries around the world adopted or planned to introduce the national broadband plans. What type of intervention governments should take to promote and facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure – for these and other questions, please search on www.wsis.org/wsislab. The updated WSIS Lab website is available with a new logo type and the summary of the outcomes. WSIS lab team invites all users to share relevant research.

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Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development

The Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development is an international, multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the availability and quality of ICT data and indicators, particularly in developing countries. Launched in 2004, the Partnership helps measure the information society by:

  • Defining a core list of ICT indicators and methodologies to collect these indicators;
  • Helping developing countries collect ICT statistics, particularly through capacity-building and hands-on training for national statistical offices;
  • Collecting and disseminating information society statistics in a number of formats, including a global report and database.
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Child Online Protection Statistical Framework and Indicators

ITU released the "Child Online Protection Statistical Framework and Indicators" in November 2010. This report is the world’s first attempt to provide an overall statistical framework related to the measurement of child online protection with a particular emphasis on measures that are suitable for international comparison. http://www.itu.int/pub/D-IND-COP.01-11-2010/en

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"B more" campaign!

Join "B more" campaign! Help us meet the Millennium Development Goals. Help us promote the benefits of broadband. Help us B more.
http://www.broadbandcommission.org/b_more.html

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Global Repository

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Recently Submitted Publications

  • European Commission, I2Web, 2011
  • United Nations, Acting on Climate Change: the UN System as One United Nations System, Dec 2010
  • ITU, Using ICTs to Tackle Climate Change, Dec 2010
  • UNCTAD, Information Economy Report 2010, Nov 2010

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Global Events Calendar

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Recent and Upcoming Events

  • CDP 2011,
    25-27 January 2011
  • HEALTHINF 2011,
    26-29 January 2011
  • FP7 ICT Call Info Day,
    10 February 2011
  • Mobile World Congress,
    14-17 February 2011
  •  The 6th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition for "Sustainable Ubiquitous Technology",
    19-20 February 2011

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From Our Partners

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CoNGO is one of the official focal points of the Civil Society for the WSIS Process.

"CoNGO will offer the richness and expertise of more than 600 Civil Society members to the WSIS Process."
Liberato C. Bautista, CoNGO President

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International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development

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ITU News – Latest Issue

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ITU Statshot

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Video Volunteers Announces 'IndiaUnheard' - The World's First Community News Service: Making Change By Bringing Untold Stories from the Farthest Villages of India to Impact a Global Audience.

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