Informal interactive consultations with stakeholders on the review of implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10)

WSIS Flash Special Issue: June 2015

Apply to speak in the 2 July informal interactive consultations with stakeholders on the review of implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10)


DEADLINES:
23 June: Apply for stakeholder Selection Committee
24 June: Apply for Speaking Roles


On 2 July 2015, the President of the UN General Assembly will convene informal interactive consultations with stakeholders on the review of implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) at UN Headquarters in New York. These consultations are part of the preparatory process for the 15-16 December 2015 (Date TBC) UN General Assembly high-level meeting on WSIS+10, and will follow a 1 July UN Member State preparatory meeting.


At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, UN-NGLS will facilitate a short nomination / application process to identify stakeholder panellists and respondents in the 2 July WSIS+10 consultations, working in collaboration with a stakeholder Selection Committee. UN-NGLS will collaborate with ITU, UNCTAD, UNESCO, and UN DESA on outreach for this process.


To apply to speak in the consultations, please complete the form here:
bit.ly/2July-PGA-WSIS10-speaker-apply

DEADLINE: Wednesday, 24 June


Applications received will publish online immediately and can be viewed here:
bit.ly/2July-WSIS10-Consultations-Speaker-Apps-Received


To apply to participate in the stakeholder Selection Committee for this process and read its Terms of Reference, please visit:
bit.ly/2July-PGA-WSIS10-SC-apply

DEADLINE: Tuesday, 23 June


Travel funding is not available from the Office of the President of the General Assembly for speakers, Selection Committee members, or observers in this event.


BACKGROUND


In December of 2003, the world came together in Geneva at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) to declare a “common desire and commitment to build a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society,” and thereby ushered in an era of harnessing the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The resulting Geneva Plan of Action established targets and the eleven action lines, which guide development in specific areas.


The second phase of WSIS, conducted in Tunis in 2005, built upon the achievements of the Geneva Plan, with the resulting Tunis Agenda addressing additional issues, such as financing and internet governance. Paragraph 111 of the Tunis Agenda requested the General Assembly to undertake the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society in 2015. This review "will be concluded by a two-day high-level meeting of the General Assembly in December 2015, to be preceded by an intergovernmental process that also takes into account inputs from all relevant stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society," as specified in UN General Assembly Resolution 68/320.


The web site for the WSIS+10 review is: unpan3.un.org/wsis10/


The preliminary roadmap for the WSIS+10 review is available here:
workspace.unpan.org/sites/Internet/Documents/WSIS review preliminary timeline_v5.pptx.pdf


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