WSIS High-Level Event

WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process

Special Issue: October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

Phase Two: First Physical Meeting

The first physical meeting of the Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform (MPP-WSIS+10) was held on 7-8 October 2013, in ITU Headquarters, as part of the second phase of the six phased WSIS+10 High-Level Event Open Consultation process. The purpose of this meeting was to develop multistakeholder consensus on the proposed texts for the zero drafts that were developed based on the official submissions received during the first phase and the background documents.

photo from 2nd physical meeting

The meeting was chaired by Prof V. Minkin (Russian Federation), Chairman of the Council Working Group on WSIS and the Vice Chairs of the meeting were Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

More than 140 participants from 70 Countries participated in total in the meeting, in a remote and physical manner. All WSIS Stakeholders, that is, governments, private sector, civil society and international organizations took active part in the meeting.

photo from 2nd physical meeting

The Deputy Secretary General of the ITU, Mr. H. Zhao, provided opening remarks and encouraged all participants to actively contribute towards developing the zero drafts for the two outcomes namely, the WSIS+10 Statement on Implementation of WSIS Outcomes and WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015, while drawing attention to the open, inclusive and multi-stakeholder character of the process.

photo from 2nd physical meeting

All the action line facilitators including, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNDESA, WMO, UNEP, WIPO, WHO, UPU, ITC, ILO, FAO, UN Women and UN Regional Commissions contributed towards the development of the zero drafts, within their respective mandates and presented the drafts of their respective action lines during the meeting. All UN organizations serve as secretariat to the preparatory process, coordinated by the ITU.

Please read the Chairman's Report here.

Links to Documentation

Open Consultation Process

Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform

Invitation Letter: Invitation to Contribute

Please submit your input on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format of the WSIS+10 High-Level Event (Form #2).

 • Official Submission Form #2 on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format

Phase Three

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

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