Open Consultation Process Overview

Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and New Innovative Format

Following the outcomes of the WSIS Action Line Facilitators meetings during the WSIS Forum 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the exchange of views amongst several WSIS stakeholders, the organizers of the WSIS Forum, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP are pleased to announce the Open Consultation Process on the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the WSIS Forum 2012.

This consultation process aims at ensuring the participatory and inclusive spirit of the WSIS Forum 2012, scheduled to be held from 14 to 18 May in Geneva, by actively engaging governments, civil society, the private sector and intergovernmental organizations in the preparatory process.

The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2012 is structured in six phases as follows:

11 October 2011 Opening of the Open Consultations: Official Submissions Online Dialogues on the WSIS Knowledge Communities
30 November 2011 First Physical Meeting, 14h30 - 18h00, Room A, ITU Headquarters, Geneva Meeting Details and Documents
15 January 2012 Closing of the Online Discussions Report on the Online Dialogues on the WSIS Knowledge Communities
20 January 2012 Deadlline for Submission of the Official Contributions and binding Requests for Workshops Summary of Official Submissions received
15 February 2012 Final Review Meeting, 15h00 - 18h00, Room C2, ITU Headquarters, Geneva Meeting Details and Documents
16 April 2012 Final Brief on the WSIS Forum 2012, 15h00 - 17h00, Room C1, ITU Headquarters, Geneva Meeting Details and Documents
   
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