iwrite4WSIS Forum (INITIATIVE) is a campaign that aims to empower stakeholders to write and report on all WSIS related events and activities, sharing their work and ideas with thousands of WSIS stakeholders online worldwide; GDCO is a partner with ITU for this initiative. The twitter hash tag for the campaign is #WSIS. This hash tag will enable us to collect and include all your feeds into the campaign. All the latest feeds with reference to this campaign will be shared on this page.
The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2015 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The WSIS Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line Facilitators/Co-Facilitators, has proven to be an efficient mechanism for coordination of multi-stakeholder implementation activities, information exchange, creation of knowledge, sharing of best practices and continues to provide assistance in developing multi-stakeholder and public/private partnerships to advance development goals. This forum will provide structured opportunities to network, learn and participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation. The Agenda and Program of the WSIS Forum 2015 will be built on the basis of the official submissions received during the Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format.
Following the outcomes of the WSIS Action Line Facilitators meetings held since 2006, and the exchange of views amongst several WSIS stakeholders, the organizers of the WSIS Forum, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP are pleased to announce herewith the Open Consultation Process on the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the WSIS Forum 2015.
This process aims at ensuring the participatory and inclusive spirit of the WSIS Forum 2015, scheduled to be held from 25-29 May 2015 at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva. This process actively engages governments, civil society, the private sector and intergovernmental organizations in the preparatory process and ensures broad ownership and a constant evolution of this Forum. The Agenda and Programme of the WSIS Forum is built on the submissions received from multi-stakeholders during the Open Consultation Process.
ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP invite all WSIS Stakeholders to contribute to the Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format of the WSIS Forum 2015 Invitation to contribute to the Open Consultation Process
The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2015 is structured in five phases as follows:
The deadline for submission is 6 February 2015. Official Submission Form
The first physical meeting of the Open Consultation Process will be held on 30 January 2015 at the ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Remote participation facilities will be made available for this meeting.
Submissions Deadline 6 February 2015
Deadline for Submission of Official Contributions and Binding Requests for Workshops.
Final Review Meeting 2 March 2015
The final review meeting of the Open Consultation Process will be held on 2 March 2015 (3 months prior to the meeting). Remote participation facilities will be made available for this meeting.
Final Brief 24 April 2015
The Final Briefing on the WSIS Forum 2015 will be held on 24 April 2015. Remote participation facilities will be made available for this meeting.
Please note that the dates for the physical meetings in 2015 are indicative and may be changed. Please refer to this page for updates.
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