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November 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

Proposals for the First Drafts to be considered by the Second Physical Meeting: WSIS+10 Statement on the Implementation on WSIS Outcomes & the WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015


WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process


Phase Three: Second Physical Meeting


Proposals for the First Drafts to be considered by the Second Physical Meeting: WSIS+10 Statement on the Implementation on WSIS Outcomes & the WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015


WSIS Stakeholders were invited to make comments on the Zero Drafts of the WSIS+10 Statement on the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes and the WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015. The deadline for submitting the documents to the WSIS Secretariat at wsis-info@itu.int  was 17 November 2013. All comments received are available here.


Between 17 November and 29 November the Secretariat prepared all the necessary documentation, which includes compilation of all submissions leading towards the First Drafts of documents. Secretariat published the documentation for consideration two weeks before the second meeting. Proposals for the First Drafts to be considered by the Second Physical Meeting are available below.


Proposals for the First Draft: WSIS+10 Statement on the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes.

Title Document Number
A. Preamble S1.1/A
B. Overview of the implementation of Action Lines S1.1/B
C. Challenges-during implementation of action lines and new challenges that have emerged S1.1/C

Proposals for the First Draft: WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS beyond 2015.

Title Document Number
A. Preamble V1.1/A
B. Priority areas to be addressed in the implementation of WSIS Beyond 2015 V1.1/B
C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development V1.1/C/ALC1
C2. Information and communication infrastructure V1.1/C/ALC2
C3. Access to information and knowledge V1.1/C/ALC3
C4. Capacity building V1.1/C/ALC4
C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs V1.1/C/ALC5
C6. Enabling environment V1.1/C/ALC6
E-government V1.1/C/ALC7/E-Government
E-business V1.1/C/ALC7/E-Business
E-learning V1.1/C/ALC7/E-Learning
E-health V1.1/C/ALC7/E-Health
E-employment V1.1/C/ALC7/E-Employment
E-environment V1.1/C/ALC7/E-Environment
E-agriculture V1.1/C/ALC7/E-Agriculture
E-science V1.1/C/ALC7/E-Science
C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content V1.1/C/ALC8
C9. Media V1.1/C/ALC9
C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society V1.1/C/ALC10
C11. International and regional cooperation V1.1/C/ALC11
E. [Accountability and] Measurement of the WSIS Action Lines beyond 2015, targets and Indicators for an open and inclusive information/knowledge society for all beyond 2015 V1.1/E

www.wsis.org/review/mpp


WSIS+10 High-Level Event


WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process

Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform: www.wsis.org/review/mpp


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 by 1 March 2014 and submitted for consideration by the WSIS+10 High-Level Event; the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the Event. The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS+10 High-Level Event is structured in six phases as follows:



The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be held from 13 to 17 April 2014 in Sharm el-Sheikh. This event will be an extended version of the WSIS Forum. It is designed to review the progress made in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes under the mandates of participating agencies, and to take stock of achievements in the last 10 years based on reports of WSIS Stakeholders, including those submitted by countries, Action Line Facilitators and other stakeholders.


The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will review the WSIS Outcomes (2003 and 2005) related to the WSIS Action Lines with the view of developing proposals on a new vision beyond 2015, potentially including new targets. This process will take into account the decisions of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.


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WSIS Stocktaking


WSIS Project Prizes 2014

www.wsis.org/prizes


Responding to the requests of several stakeholders, the deadline is extended until 15th December 2013 (non-extendable)
All stakeholders are invited to participate in the contest of WSIS Project Prizes 2014


The contest of WSIS Project Prizes 2014 was launched on 5th September 2013. WSIS Project Prizes is a unique recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. The WSIS Project Prizes 2014 contest provides a platform to identify and showcase success stories and models that could be easily replicated; empower communities at the local level; give a chance to all stakeholders working on WSIS to participate in the contest, and particularly recognize the efforts of stakeholders for their added value to the society and commitment towards achieving WSIS goals.


We would like to thank all stakeholders to submit information to the WSIS Stocktaking Process and respond to the Call for Update and New Entries


The sixth edition of the WSIS Stocktaking Report is the continuation of the WSIS Stocktaking Report series and will be released at WSIS+10 High-Level Event.


The WSIS Stocktaking Report 2014 will also be shared with ITU-D study Groups in the elaboration of Output Reports and will be submitted as the contribution to the 17th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).


www.wsis.org/stocktaking


The ICT Opportunity for a Disability-Inclusive Development Framework


“The ICT Opportunity for a Disability-Inclusive Development Framework” contributes to a better understanding of the extent to which ICTs can enable and accelerate the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities. It lists challenges that are still to be addressed while outlining concrete actions to be undertaken by each group of stakeholders and a set of indicators to help measure progress towards the achievement of a disability-inclusive development agenda.


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This report is the result of collaborative input from the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, the International Disability Alliance, ITU, Microsoft, the Telecentre.org Foundation and UNESCO.


Its content is based on feedback from a global consultation on ICT, Disability and Development, carried out from 20 May to 17 June 2013 in support of the preparatory process of the High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development organized in the context of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. The consultation gathered over 150 expert inputs from relevant organizations and key individuals from over 55 countries and representing multiple stakeholders, including governments, academic institutions, organizations of persons with disabilities, civil society organizations, private sector and regional and international organizations.  


For information please visit to www.itu.int/accessibility


11th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS)


11th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS),
4-6 December 2013,
Mexico City


WTIS 2013

The WTIS 2013 will feature an international high-level panel debate on the topics of monitoring international development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development goals, as well as national coordination. The other sessions of the WTIS 2013 will address topics such as data quality assurance, measuring ICT and gender, and digital broadcasting. WTIS will also discuss the topic of big data and evolving areas in the mobile sector, such the measurement of machine-to-machine connections and LTE-advanced services.


www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/events/wtis2013/default.aspx


e-Agriculture: looking back and moving forward


Over the last several years, there has been significant progress in improving communication and decision making in rural areas through the application of new technologies. Multi-stakeholder partnerships have formed, and time and money have been invested. Now more than ever we need to reflect on our experiences and strategize for the future.


What have we learned? What are the obstacles that still need to be overcome? Is everyone benefiting equally from these advances in technology?


In 2014 and 2015 reviews of our successes and failures in improving agricultural and rural development with ICT will be part of the WSIS+10 events and the MDG review. Multiple local, national and regional events will provide inputs. The e-Agriculture Community has been invited to make its own inputs, and Grameen Foundation has kindly offered to lead this activity.


Join us from 25 November through 6 December in this important online discussion. Share your experiences and interact with our distinguished panel of Subject Matter Experts:


  • Md. Shahid Uddin Akbar, CEO, Bangladesh Institute of ICT for Development
  • Lee Babcock
  • Stephane Boyera, CEO, SB Consulting
  • Esteban Gallego, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Colombia
  • Kiringai Kamau, Value Chain Analyst, VACID Africa
  • Hillary Miller-Wise, VP, Information Services, Grameen Foundation
  • Pablo Ramirez, Ethical Sourcing Manager, Starbucks
  • Rachel Sibande, ACDI/VOCA
  • Gerard Sylvester, FAO Asia-Pacific
  • John Tull, Director, Mobile Agriculture Innovation, Grameen Foundation

Join us at http://www.e-agriculture.org/forums/current-forum  starting on November 25th. To participate you need to be registered on the e-Agriculture Community platform. Registration is simple at http://www.e-agriculture.org/user/register


If you have questions or need assistance, contact us at info@e-agriculture.org


ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference 2014


“Living in a converged world - impossible without standards?”, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 3-5 June 2014.


In its sixth year, the ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference 2014 Living in a converged world - impossible without standards, will take place at The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT), Russian Federation, 3-5 June 2014. K-2014 is calling for academic papers offering innovative approaches to research on the role of ICT standardization in today’s global economy characterized by accelerating convergence of industry sectors and technologies. The Call for Papers invites submissions until 25 November 2013. A prize fund totaling $10,000 will be awarded to the three best papers. The winning papers will be featured in a future special edition of IEEE Communications Magazine, with all papers available from the IEEE Xplore online catalogue. Young Author Recognition certificates will be also issued. For sponsorship opportunities please contact us at kaleidoscope@itu.int.


WSIS+10 High-Level Event

Open Consultation Process


Phase Three


Second Physical Meeting, 16-18 December 2013, Room Popov, ITU Headquarters, Geneva


 • Proposals for the First Drafts to be considered by the Second Physical Meeting: WSIS+10 Statement on the Implementation on WSIS Outcomes & the WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015


 • Register


WSIS+10 High-Level Event

WSIS Fund in Trust

WSIS Fund in Trust


WSIS Fund in Trust

Call for Contributions 2012-2013


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Global Events Calendar

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


16-18 December 2013, Geneva, Switzerland


African Child Online Protection Summit


5-7 February 2014, Uganda


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From February 5th to February 7th 2014, the Child Online Protection initiative at ITU, in partnership with African Child Online Protection (ACOP), will organize the African Child Online Protection Summit in Uganda. In response to increasing access to information and communication technologies in Africa, the Summit will bring together key stakeholders and experts—both local, regional, and international—to discuss policies, strategies, and practices for ensuring child online safety in Africa. For more information, please visit the event page for the Summit.


 

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