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September 2016, Geneva, Switzerland

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WSIS Forum 2017

WSIS Forum 2017

Preparatory Process

The WSIS Forum 2017 organizers invite all WSIS Stakeholders to continue to contribute to the Open Consultation Process, the First Physical Meeting will take place on 12 October. All stakeholders are further invited to make Official Submissions to the WSIS Secretariat on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format and participate Online dialogues on the WSIS Knowledge Communities. 

  • Phase II: 12 October 2016 - First Physical Meeting, 16:30–18:00, Room H, ITU Headquarters, Geneva (Remote Participation will be available)

  • Phase III: 14 February 2017 - Second Physical Meeting, ITU Headquarters, Geneva (Remote Participation will be available)


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WSIS Stocktaking Process: Call for New Entries and Regional Reports

WSIS Stocktaking

The New Call for the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2017 is launched!

The Call for the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2017 is ongoing: [EN]

Submitted activities will be reflected in the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2017 which will be released at WSIS Forum 2017 (12-16 June 2017). The deadline for submission will be 1 March 2017. We invite all to continue following WSIS Flash and WSIS social media channels, and contribute to WSIS Stocktaking process.

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Regional Stocktaking Reports

NEW WSIS Stocktaking product are the Regional Stocktaking Reports (2014-2016): first in the series, Report on Asia and Pacific region was just launched!

WSIS Prizes 2017

WSIS Prizes

New Call for WSIS Prizes 2017 is ongoing – deadline for submissions is 15 February 2017!

Call for submissions: [AR] [EN] [ES] [FR] [RU] [ZH]


All WSIS Stakeholders are encouraged to SUBMIT their project descriptions to the WSIS Prizes contest until 15 February 2017.


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WSIS Fund in Trust

WSIS Fund in Trust

Call for Contributions 2017

It is encouraged that all ITU membership to make a contribution to the fund for the year 2017, and to invite all stakeholders to partner with the WSIS Forum 2017. We welcome you to explore the available WSIS Forum 2017 Partnership Packages.

Official Letter: [AR] [EN] [ES] [FR] [RU] [ZH]

Partnership Packages: [AR] [EN] [ES] [FR] [RU] [ZH]


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25 October – 3 November — Hammamet, Tunisia

The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) is held every four years for ITU members to refine the strategic direction of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector. The event will be preceded by the Global Standards Symposium on and an invitation-only "CxO Meeting".

Join the conversation… #ITUWTSA

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Global Standards Symposium


The third Global Standards Symposium will take place on 24 October 2016 in Hammamet, Tunisia, one day prior to WTSA-16. The event will bring together thought leaders in the standardization sphere to discuss how standards efforts could best integrate the consideration of security, privacy and trust.

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ITU Telecom World

telecom world

Register today to join ITU Telecom World 2016, the leading ICT innovation event for SMEs, corporates and governments. Join Forum debates spanning topics from 5G to collaborative regulation, also including how ICT can contribute to accelerating the SDGs and create new business opportunities. Explore a world of opportunity and innovation in the Exhibition and discover the ICT innovations changing the world for the better. Network with the world’s key digital thinkers from public/private sectors. Only at ITU Telecom World, 14-17 November in Bangkok, Thailand.

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