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July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

WSIS+10 High-Level Event Outcomes


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The WSIS+10 High Level Event, co-organised by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, was held from the 10-13 June 2014 at the ITU Headquarters and CICG in Geneva. A series of pre-event meetings were held on 9 June 2014, on the eve of the WSIS High-Level Event. They provided WSIS Stakeholders with an opportunity to take stock of achievements, brainstorm on future outcomes and build a common vision beyond 2015. The event attracted more than 1600 WSIS Stakeholders from more than 140 countries. Several high-level representatives of the wider WSIS Stakeholder community graced the Forum with more than 100 ministers and deputies, several ambassadors, CEOs and Civil Society leaders contributing passionately towards the programme.


ITU and the co-organizers thank all WSIS Stakeholders for their commitment and dedication. We look forward to welcoming all WSIS Stakeholders to the WSIS Forum 2015!


High-Level Track WSIS Outcomes


The High-Level Track took place from Tuesday 10 to Wednesday 11 June 2104 and consisted of policy statements and the endorsement of the two Outcome Documents, the WSIS+10 Statement on Implementation of WSIS Outcomes and the WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015. These Outcome Documents have been developed in an open and inclusive preparatory process, the WSIS+10 Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform (WSIS+10 MPP).


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WSIS+10 Statement on Implementation of WSIS Outcomes
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High-Level Track Policy Statements


The High-Level Track provided 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.


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High-Level Policy Statements




Forum Track Outcome Document


The Forum Component of the Event comprised of over Hundred and fifty workshops, interactive sessions and knowledge exchanges brought together global stakeholders from Government, Private Sector, International Organizations and Civil Society. The sessions demonstrated the open, collaborative and transparent nature of the WSIS Process. The audience had an opportunity to hear expert testimonials were able to choose from a vast selection of themes exploring the catalytic of information and communication technologies in achieving goals ranging from Climate Change, ICT Infrastructure and enabling regulatory environment, Media, and Women’s Empowerment to Child Online Protection.


The multistakeholder Forum Track provided an ideal platform for all involved stakeholders to share their experiences and ideas with other engaged stakeholders, as well with new stakeholders who would like to engage in the open and transparent WSIS Process. The outcomes of the WSIS+10 High-level Event Forum Track will serve the best purpose for further discussions on the Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10), including CSTD, UNGA and membership during the ITU Council and Plenipotentiary Conference.


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Forum Track Outcome Document




Reports


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WSIS Action Lines Executive Summaries (Achievements, Challenges and Recommendations)


WSIS Stocktaking Report 2014


WSIS Stocktaking Success Stories 2014


Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development: Final WSIS Targets Review





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WSIS Stocktaking


This year WSIS Stocktaking has celebrated its anniversary. For ten years, the WSIS Stocktaking process has served as a global repository for collecting and reporting on ICT-related projects fostering implementation of the WSIS outcomes. More and more entities, in cross-cutting sectors and in different countries, have been taking part in the WSIS Stocktaking exercise with a view to sharing best practices.


WSIS Project Prizes 2014

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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 who participated in the contest of WSIS Project Prizes 2014. The WSIS Project Prizes Ceremony was held on 10th June 2014. More than 140 projects were nominated for the contest 2014 that were made available online for public appreciation. More than 16 000 votes were made by public for the period of two months. The list with winning projects is available online at www.wsis.org/prizes.


WSIS Project Prizes 2014

WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2014


This report is an annual publication issued in the framework of the contest of WSIS Project Prizes 2014 that is open to all stakeholders. The publication provides detailed descriptions of winning projects. Each success story attempts to define value, impact, challenges and lessons that can serve as a basis for other projects to be replicated in different contexts. Achieving WSIS goals, bridging the ‘digital divide’ and continuing to innovate with new applications for information and communication technologies are at the core of this publication.


Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development




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


The Partnership on measuring ICT for development, under the leadership of ITU is prepared a final quantitative assessment report, The Final WSIS Targets Review: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward. The Report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the achievements made towards the WSIS Targets that governments agreed upon at the World Summit on the Information Society. The report was launched at the WSIS+10 high-level event.


www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/partnership/


United Nations Group on the Information Society


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The Eleventh Meeting of the United Nations Group on the Information Society was held during the WSIS+10 High-Level Event 2014. The meeting comprised of the High-Level Segment of the meeting which took place on 10 June 2014 and the Working Level meeting which took place on 13 June 2014. The meeting endorsed the UNGIS Work Plan for 2014-2015.


ITU is the Chair of UNGIS this year and will be working closely with all UN Agencies to implement the work plan 2014-2015 for the implementation of UN system-wide coordination on matters concerning ICTs.


www.ungis.org/


CSTD 10-year Review


In its resolution E/2013/9, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) requested the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) to collect inputs from all facilitators and stakeholders concerning progress made in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. The ECOSOC also requested the Commission to submit, after its eighteenth session, the results of its 10-year review of progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit, through the Council, to the General Assembly as it makes an overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit in 2015.


Following the request by the ECOSOC, the CSTD invites all stakeholders to share their experiences, views and priorities on progress made in the implementation of WSIS outcomes at regional and international levels by submitting contributions.


For more information please visit: unctad.org/en/Pages/CSTD/WSIS-10yearReview.aspx.


GEM-TECH Awards 2014




The ITU-UN Women Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards will honour special achievements and role models in empowering women and mainstreaming gender equality in the area of ICTs.


They will be conferred for the first time at the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) in Busan, Republic of Korea. The award ceremony will be organized in partnership with UN Women and will inter alia celebrate and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and its impending implementation review in 2015.


The first ITU-UN Women GEM-TECH Awards will honour commitments to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through ICTs in seven categories, covering crucial related areas (for further information on the categories, please visit www.itu.int/gem-tech-awards).


We invite and encourage all stakeholders to submit nominations for organizations and individuals, both within and outside respective organizations, for this prestigious award through www.itu.int/gem-tech-awards. Self-nomination is permitted.


Winners will be announced at PP-14 on the 21st of October 2014, followed by a series of activities to celebrate the winners’ achievements.


Please note that Nominations open from 5 July- 5 September 2014 and the Winners will be contacted by 5 October 2014.


www.itu.int/gem-tech-awards


ITU’s 150th Anniversary




On 17 May 2015 the world will be celebrating 150 years since the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The story of ITU is one of international cooperation, among governments, private companies and other stakeholders. It is also the story of the incredible increase in both the speed and variety of human communications. First we saw the telegraph and the telephone, then radio and television, followed by satellite communications and the internet – heralding a new era of ubiquitous connectivity over the past twenty years.


This is an invitation to all stakeholders of the ICT ecosystem to join this historic event and become a partner of the anniversary. Possible ways of getting involved include sponsoring specific activities or organizing activities within your country or region. By joining this event you will be able to contribute to continue advancing towards a truly connected information society that benefits all. Partners of ITU150, as well as national celebrations, will be announced during at the launch of the anniversary celebrations, to take place on 20 October 2014 during the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14).


Find out more about how you can get involved in ITU150 by contacting visit the dedicated website www.itu150.org or by contacting the organizing committee at itu150@itu.int.


ITU Telecom World 2014, 7-10 December in Doha, Qatar




Take part in world-class debate on the future of ICTs, showcase innovations, network across the ecosystem, explore new opportunities, with strong focus on emerging markets. ITU Telecom World 2014 is the key ICT conversation of the year whatever you are looking for. Under the theme Future in Focus, discussions at ITU Telecom World 2014 will delve into what’s driving the ongoing radical transformation of the ICT industry, and unravel some of its future complexities. The event launches with a one-day Leadership Summit on the Future, led by futurist Gerd Leonhard with a group of renowned futurists and thought-leaders, followed by three days of interactive Forum debates, industry showcasing and much more. For more info and to find out more on how you can be a part of the event, visit telecomworld.itu.int.


Interested young people should apply at: https://ideas.itu.int.


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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 was released at WSIS+10 High-Level Event.


This annual report highlights more than 1000 projects and initiatives aimed at implementation of the WSIS outcomes, details of which were provided in response to ITU’s official call for updates and new entries to the WSIS Stocktaking Database, maintained by ITU. It bears witness to the scale of the efforts made by numerous stakeholders, including governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations, towards building the information society and bridging the digital divide. The progress made has been achieved thanks to multi-stakeholder collaboration in achieving the WSIS goals.


Access to the electronic database of all submission is available at www.wsis.org/stocktaking



 

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