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WSIS Forum 2015


WSIS Forum 2015

The annual WSIS Forum has become a global multistakeholder platform for coordination of the implementation of the WSIS Outcomes. The Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line facilitators/co-facilitators and other UN organizations (ITU, UNESCO, UNDP, UNCTAD UNDESA, FAO, UNEP, WHO, ILO, WMO, UN, ITC, UPU, WIPO, UNODC, UNICEF and UN Regional Commissions), is a mechanism for coordination of multistakeholder implementation activities, information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, and continues to provide assistance in developing multistakeholder and public-private partnerships to advance development goals. Regional commissions play a vital role in facilitating regional inputs, feeding outcomes of regional meetings, strategies and evaluation towards the WSIS Forum.


Following the outcomes of the WSIS Action Line Facilitators meetings held since 2006, and the exchange of views amongst several WSIS stakeholders, the organizers of the WSIS Forum, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP will soon be announcing the Open Consultation Process on the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the WSIS Forum 2015.


WSIS+10 High-Level Event Outcomes


WSIS+10 High Level Event

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!


Outcomes


WSIS+10 Outcomes
Policy Statements
Forum Outcome Document

WSIS+10 Statement on Implementation of WSIS Outcomes and the WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015


High-Level Policy Statements


Forum Track Outcome Document



Reports


WSIS Action Lines Executive Summaries
WSIS Stocktaking Report 2014
Success Stories 2014
Final WSIS Targets Review

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



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.


The results of the previous call for update and new entries were presented in the sixth edition of the Report on WSIS Stocktaking reflecting more than 1000 WSIS-related activities for the period May 2013-May 2014. The WSIS Stocktaking Report 2014 was released on the occasion of the WSIS+10 High-Level Event.


The call for update and new entries 2014-2015 was launched. All Stakeholders are invited to submit entries online. Submitted activities will be reflected in the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2015 which will be released at WSIS Forum 2015. We look forward to receiving your responses to this call by 30th January 2015.


www.wsis.org/stocktaking

Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development


WTIS-14

The 12th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-14), which is the main global forum for telecommunication and information society measurements, will take place from 24 to 26 November 2014, in Tbilisi, Georgia. WTIS-14 will feature a number of international high-level panel debates on key issues related to ICT policy and monitoring and bring together users and producers of ICT data. In addition, the ITU flagship report Measuring the Information Society 2014 will be launched at WTIS. The report features the latest ICT Development Index (IDI), a benchmarking tool that monitors information society developments worldwide. WTIS panelists will include Ministers, Director-Generals of National Statistical Offices, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, CEOs from the business sector, Academia and other high-level experts. For more information on the event, see:
http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/events/wtis2014/default.aspx


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/


ICT4ALL 2014


ICT4ALL 2014

The 8th edition of the ICT4ALL was launched 24th September for a two day session, under the high patronage of HE Mr Mehdi Jomaa, head of the Tunisian government. The ICT4ALL 2014 was chaired by H.E .Dr Tawfik Jelassi, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and ICT, and opened by Dr Bilel Jamoussi, programme chairman. The event was a great success as it reached 2200 registered participants from 40 countries, and 25 official delegations, 10 Ministers and vice ministers from Arab and African countries attended the event.


ICT4ALL 2014

This year, France was guest of honor and H.E. Ms Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for the digital economy, headed the French delegation. The exhibition included 25 French companies among the 70 participating companies. More than 30 cooperation agreements were signed between French and Tunisian ICT companies. Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of Telecommunications Development Bureau, delivered the opening remarks on behalf of ITU.


ICT4ALL 2014

For more information please visit: www.ict4all.tn


GEM-TECH Awards 2014


GEM-TECH Awards 2014

Nominations for the GEM-TECH Awards 2014 are now closed. We are proud to announce to you that we have received more than 360 nominations for the GEM-TECH Awards 2014 from more than 70 countries!


www.itu.int/gem-tech-awards


#PP14Youth Policy Document


#PP14Youth

ITU is inviting young people around the world to share their thoughts and opinions on the scope and mandate of our future work related to youth. Through an online consultation (http://itu.mymadison.io/docs/pp14youth-statement-v1) members of the public can provide input to a policy document which will be presented to Member States at ITU's upcoming Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) in Busan, Republic of Korea from 20 October - 7 November 2014. The #PP14Youth initiative aims to build on the successful experiences of the BYND2015 Summit, held in San José, Costa Rica in September 2013.


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


ITU Telecom World 2014

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.


WSIS+10 High-Level Event

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Global Events Calendar

We encourage you to send your upcoming events to wsis-stocktaking@itu.int


 

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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