Special Issue: August 2011, Geneva, Switzerland


United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS)

Open Consultation Process on Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10)


Background of the Open Consultation Process

ungisOCThe World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcome documents and the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/252 resolved to conduct an overall review of the implementation of the Summit outcomes in 2015. The ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 172 (PP-10) on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the WSIS, including the possibility of holding a high-level event in 2014/2015 has requested ITU Secretary General to initiate the preparatory process at the UN Chief Executives Board (CEB). Consequently CEB tasked UNGIS to prepare, on the basis of an open consultation, an Action Plan to organize high-level meeting on the WSIS Review. The Action Plan would be presented to the CEB meeting in April 2012, and would take into consideration the strong support of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development served by UNCTAD.

Schedule for the Open Consultation Process

Building upon the outcomes of this meeting and open and inclusive multistakeholder WSIS spirit, please find below the planned schedule for conducting the open consultation process:

  • Phase One: First Physical Meeting during the WSIS Forum 2011 (20 May 2011; completed - Draft Executive Summary of Statements available pdfLogo) Read more at

  • Phase Two: Online Consultation : (15 June – 1 September 2011)

  • Phase Three: Submission of Formal Contributions: (Until 1 September 2011)

  • Phase Four: Elaboration of the Draft Action Plan (By 15 September 2011)

  • Phase Five: Second Physical Meeting, 20 September 2011, 1430 to 1800, Room H, ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland,

  • Phase Six: Presentation of the Outcomes: Action Plan (5 October 2011) 


Phase 3: Submission of Formal Contributions

Deadline: 1 September 2011

To make your submission to the Open Consultation process please use one of the two methods given below.


Online Submission Form


Downloadable Submission Form




Phase 5: Second Physical Meeting

20 September 2011

1430 to 1800
Room H
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Place des Nations
CH - 1211 Genève 20




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