WSIS Forum 2012 : Outcome Document (Draft 1.0) - please note that this document will be updated regularly till the 10th of August 2012
This year the Forum attracted more than 1300 WSIS Stakeholders from more than 140 countries.
Several high-level representatives of the wider WSIS Stakeholder community graced the Forum with
more than 30 ministers, 44 deputies, 30 ambassadors, 17 CEOs and Civil Society leaders contributing
passionately towards the programme of the Forum. Among participants, there were members of
parliament, as well as representatives of the private sectors and civil society. In addition, the badges
issued amounted to more than 1300 in total. On –site participation increased tremendously during
the WSIS Forum 2012. A total of 1300 badges were issued. A really strong sign of interest from
different types of stakeholders was represented by the 140 countries ‘participants.
Please note the WSIS Forum 2012 Outcome Document is a compilation of summaries and outcome
descriptions submitted to the WSIS Secretariat by the organizations responsible for their respective
sessions. ITU does not hold any responsibility for the summaries provided by the organizers of the
sessions for WSIS Forum 2012.
Identifying Emerging Trends and a Vision Beyond 2015 Booklet
Since 2006, the WSIS Forum has proven to be a unique global mechanism for coordination of the implementation for WSIS outcomes (ECOSOC 2012/5) and a multistakeholder platform for brainstorming and consensus on emerging trends in the area of Information Society. With information and communications technologies (ICTs) playing an increasingly instrumental role in the delivery of basic services like education, health and food security, improved connectivity, infrastructure, security and access has become a major development imperative.
This booklet captures the emerging trends in the 11 WSIS Action lines, both in terms of policy and technology, discussed by stakeholders during WSIS Forum 2012. The trends identified during the WSIS Forum 2012, provide all the WSIS stakeholders with guidance and a vision for the way beyond 2015, WSIS+10, related activities.
This booklet is a byproduct of the WSIS Forum 2012: Outcome Document.