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    •  OCP: Final Brief, 1 April 2016
    •  Policy Statements: Speaking Slot Requests
    •  WSIS Forum 2016 Registration & Agenda

Special Issue: March 2016

WSIS Forum 2016—Final Brief


WSIS Forum

Final Brief, 1 April 2016, 15:00–18:00, Room H


The final brief of the Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format of the WSIS Forum 2016 will be held on 1 April 2016 at the ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Remote participation facilities will be made available for this meeting.


For additional Information and updates please visit: www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/OCP/FinalBrief


WSIS Forum 2016—High-Level Policy Statements


WSIS Forum

High-Level Policy Statements: Speaking Slot Requests


The WSIS Forum builds upon the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Overall Review of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes (UNGA Resolution 70/125), which recognized the necessity of holding this Forum on an annual basis and called for a close alignment between WSIS and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) processes. The WSIS Forum will therefore serve as a key forum for discussing the role of ICTs as a means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, with due regard to the global mechanism for follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UNGA Resolution A/70/1).


Policy Statements will be delivered during the High-Level Track (3-4 May 2016) of the WSIS Forum 2016 by high-ranking officials of the WSIS Stakeholder community, representing the Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Academia and International Organizations. The high-level track will consist of the opening segment, interactive policy dialogues, ministerial round table, and a high-level networking programme. Policy statement sessions will be moderated by high-level track facilitators and will be grouped around different themes identified as important by the WSIS Stakeholders during the open consultation process and the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Overall Review.


Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Academia and International Organization are invited to register for a speaking slot for their high-level officials by completing the speaking slot request form available here.


For additional Information and updates please visit: www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/PolicyStatements/


WSIS Forum 2016—Registration & Agenda


WSIS Forum

Registration for On-site Participation


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are pleased to invite you to the WSIS Forum 2016. This event builds upon the tradition of annual WSIS May meetings, and its new format is the result of open consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders. Registration is necessary for WSIS Stakeholders intending to participate in forum, all registration information is available here.


Agenda


The Agenda and Programme for the WSIS Forum 2016 is built on the basis of official submissions received during the Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format of the WSIS Forum 2016. A Draft Agenda is now available here.


Please note the Agenda will be regularly updated, for the latest agenda and additional Information please visit: www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/Agenda/


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