The WSIS+10 High Level Summit 2015 @ UN Head Quarter New York 15 - 16 December 2015

Version 7 December WSIS+10 Outcome Document

 Dissecting Version 7th December Outcome Document WSIS+10

Posted on December 9, 2015 by gangeshvarma

 What is WSIS?

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a unique two-phase United Nations (UN) summit that was initiated in order to create an evolving multi- stakeholder platform aimed at addressing the issues raised by information and communication technologies (ICTs) through a structured and inclusive approach at the national, regional and international levels. The goal of WSIS is to achieve a common vision, desire and commitment to build a people-centric, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information.

The UN General Assembly Resolution 56/183 (21 December 2001) endorsed the holding of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in two phases. The first phase took place in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003 and the second phase took place in Tunis, from 16 to 18 November 2005. In 2003, the number of participants was 11,000 representing 175 countries and in 2005 the number of participants was more than 19,000 representing 174 countries. Since then, a cluster of WSIS-related events was held on an annual basis. In 2009, the cluster of WSIS-related events was rebranded as WSIS Forum.

 The WSIS+10 high level summit 2015

            according to the resolution 68/302 and decision 69/559, the General Assembly will organize a high-level meeting on 15-16 December 2015 to review the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). With reference to these resolutions the President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly organized the first and second informal interactive consultation on 19 October 2015 to collect the inputs on the WSIS+10 zero draft. This was followed by the second preparatory meeting of Member States that took place on 20-22 October 2015. This process viewed and discussed the zero draft, the 4th outcome draft and followed by the 7th December WSIS+10 outcome draft. The representatives from various multi-stakeholders will continue discussing and submitting their ideas till the high level summit on 15-16 December 2015.

Telecentres are strong win-win public, people and private partnership (more than 87.000 Telecentres, in 52 countries, 72 national networks and 6 multi-lingual networks) sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices for the development of marginalized, disadvantage and underserved communities. Telecentres overcome barriers that limit the sustainable development, reduce the impact of poverty, empowering women through ICT and more than one million were trained the basic computer and internet courses 2014, include the excluded specially for people with disability. Telecentres are  strong tools for eradication of the resources of illiteracy. Telecentre movement and Gedaref digital city organization (GDCO Sudan) was participating in the WSIS process and the WSIS forums since 2009 (Pls click).

GDCO Sudan and WSIS+10 high level summit 2015

1- Participation the WSIS Forums since 2009 (Pls click) with workshops, exhibition and remote participation 

2- Multi-stakeholder high level Dialogue on Implementation of WSIS Action Lines for Development workshop 

3- ITU iwrite4wsis campaign or initiative

4- Global Digital Partner(GDP) Organization in Paris 2nd march 2015 

5- connecting dot conference UNESCO 3rd – 5th march 2015

6- global partner digital meeting New York 14-15 October 2015 joint submission  45 organizations from 20 countries

7- WSIS+10 Review Non paper submission by the UNGA  & (GDCO Submission)

8- UN first and second informal interactive consultation on 19 October 2015

See our speech @ 44:30

9- UN preparatory meeting of Member States that took place on 20 October 2015.


11- SDGs

12-   The ITU meeting 2013 in Bahrain  on GDCO Sudan WSIS+10 vision beyond 2015

13- there are main 3 drafts

a-  ZERO Draft   and GDCO contribution to the draft 

b- 4th November draft

c- 7th December draft

14- UN post 2015 Development Summit  (New 17th SDGs) as partners 



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Comment by ahmed eisa on December 13, 2015 at 8:49

GDCO as part of the Telecentre movement (where more than 100.000 Telecentres in 52 countries and 72 national networks and 6 regional networks) asked the UNGA in the next 15 years more attention should be considered for: -

1-  People with disability (more than 16% of the world population) who are ignored in the MDGs and the WSIS action lines before.

2- Out of school children where 58 million children 6-12 years and 63 million children 12-15 years old (UNESCO report 2015) are out of school and this number not includes the displaced children due to war and disasters.

3- Supporting the Telecentre movement as one of the best tools for community development through ICT, connecting the unconnected and no one will be left behind.

4- we have to consider what will be next after we agree on the zero draft in the WSIS summit and how these WSIS lines will be implemented and monitors and I suggest for better promotion for WSIS process is to join the ITU and its partners (including and GDCO) campaign or initiative iwrite4wsis

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