27, · e WSIS Forum is e only event of its kind where e programme and agenda are completely crowdsourced. erefore, as organizers, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, are pleased to announce e Open Consultation Process on ematic aspects and in ations on e format of e WSIS . In is context, e WSIS Forum will leverage e WSIS-SDG Matrix and serve as a platform for discussing e role of ICTs as a means of implementation of e Sustainable Development Goals, wi due regard to e global mechanism for follow up and review of e implementation of e 2030 Agenda (UNGA Resolution A/70/1). 28, · In follow up to e outcomes of e UN General Assembly Overall Review of e Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (Res. A/70/125) and wi e adoption of e 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Res. A/70/1), e WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and streng ening e alignment between e WSIS Action Lines and e Sustainable Development Goals. Tods Knowledge Societies for Peace and Sustainable Development: WSIS+ Review Meeting ×. is meeting will be supported by ITU, UNESCO and UNDP, playing leading facilitating role in e implementation of e Geneva Plan of Action (para 9 of e Tunis Agenda), UNESCAP (UN Regional Commission) . and o er UN Agencies UN agencies playing a leading facilitating role in e implementation of e WSIS Action lines. UNGA WSIS Review. Side Event. BUILDING ON WSIS+: PUTTING KNOWLEDGE SOCIETIES AT E HEART OF E 2030 AGENDA. UNHQ Conference Room 12. 15 ember, 13. 15-14:45. UNESCO is e United Nations’ lead agency concerned wi education, sciences, culture, communication and information. It has played a central role in e WSIS process and e. e World Summit on e Information Society (WSIS) was held in two phases. e first phase took place in Geneva hosted by e Government of Switzerland from to 12 ember 2003, and e second phase took place in Tunis hosted by e Government of Tunisia, from 16 to 18 ember 2005. WSIS Forum : Open Consultation Process - Final Review Meeting. 20 uary , Geneva, Switzerland WSIS Forum : Open Consultation Process - First Physical Meeting. 15-16 ember , New York, United States of America UNGA High-level Meeting on e Overall Review of e Implementation of WSIS Outcomes. 1) UNGIS: WSIS+ Review Action Plan (): UNESCO WSIS+ review conference –25-27 February , Paris, UNESCO HQ •ITU WSIS+ review conference –14-18 April , Egypt •UNGA WSIS review meeting –Modalities to be adopted by UNGA () 2) ision of e UNESCO 36 General Conference in 2 WSIS + review. As main organising partner of WSIS in partnership wi ITU, UNESCO will be hosting 2 high level sessions and 4 Action line sessions for e WSIS Forum. e WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and streng ening e alignment between e WSIS Action . Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP, Objectives of e meeting and WSIS regional review process proposal in Asia and e Pacific Activities and plans by agencies for e WSIS Action Line Implementation: Mr. Masanori Kondo, Deputy Secretary-General, APT: APT support to WSIS action line implementation Ms. Jonghwi Park, UNESCO. e WSIS Forum is e only event of its kind where e programme and agenda are completely crowdsourced and build during e open consultation process. Involving all WSIS Stakeholders (governments, civil society, private sector entities, academia and international organizations), is process aims to ensure a participatory and inclusive spirit. 28, · In y , e UNGA adopted a resolution (68/302) outlining e modalities for e overall review. It was ided at e overall WSIS review would be conducted as a two-day high-level meeting of e General Assembly to take stock of e progress made in e implementation of e outcomes of e [WSIS] and address potential information and communications technology gaps and . UNESCO and WSIS •WSIS – e first UN summit on : UNESCO hosting WSIS+ review : ITU hosting WSIS+ review : UNGA WSIS+ review UNESCO Event is integral part of e WSIS+ Review Process. e first multistakeholder INF MEETING (Date, Venue etc). 14, · WSIS Forum: Organised By: Remote participants at took part in e Open Consultation on ematic Aspects and New In ative Format Review Meeting . e UNGIS Action Plan foresees for e event a review of emerging trends in e Information Society and e development of recommendations. UNESCO will give a short introduction on e objectives, approach and initial building blocks envisaged for e WSIS Review Event, and will listen carefully to all stakeholders’ input. WSIS Forum . WSIS Overview. Remote Participation. Remote Participation FAQ. Venue Information. Previous Forums. WSIS Forum 20 . WSIS Forum 2009. Cluster of WSIS-related events 2008. Cluster of WSIS-related events 2007. Cluster of WSIS-related events 2006. Contact. Agenda. High Level Dialogues. Action Line Facilitators Meeting. Action Line. 22, · UNESCO also launched a consultation on e recommendations at will be an integral part of e overall WSIS review process. Outcomes will feed directly into e subsequent review meetings and into e overall review scheduled for e UN General Assembly. Incorporating objectives on an inclusive knowledge society in e post- development agenda can contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, human rights fulfillment and social equity, according to a publication presented by e UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at e Four Preparatory Meeting for e Second World Summit on e Information Society (WSIS)+ Review. United Nations General Assembly’s Overall Review of e Implementation of WSIS Outcomes United Nations General Assembly’s Overall Review of e Implementation of WSIS . 17, · ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP welcome all WSIS Stakeholders to e WSIS Forum website. WSIS Forum will be held from 14 to 18 and will provide structured opportunities to network, learn and to participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation. is event builds upon e tradition of annual WSIS meetings, and its . WSIS+ Review process. Convened in e framework e overall review process of e World Summit on e Information Society, years after its holding in Geneva, and subsequently in Tunis, is Event contributed to e on-going review of e outcomes of major UN Conferences. It addressed in synergy all dimensions of e WSIS achievements. e WSIS Action Lines and SDGs as well e African Union Agenda 2063 to ensure at ICTs play an enabling role in achieving e SDGs. Ms. Gitanjali Sah, WSIS Coordinator, ITU and Ms. Rubel Sasha, Advisor in Communication and Information, UNESCO made a statement as WSIS facilitators at e opening ceremony. e representative of ITU provided an. 30, · e WSIS + review outcome document is meant to take note of progress made, remaining gaps, and challenges for continued attention in e implementation of e outcomes of e 2003 and 2005 WSIS summits – e Geneva laration and Plan of Action, and e Tunis Agenda. is year’s WSIS Forum entitled In ating Toge er: Enabling ICTs for Sustainable Development was held in Geneva from 25 to 29 . e event was co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD. As is a turning point year when Members States will adopt a new Sustainable Development Agenda, all e sessions of e Forum contributed to establishing a link between ICTs. e Forum was hosted by ITU and jointly organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP. e Forum took place at e ILO Conference Center. is event built upon e tradition of annual WSIS meetings, and its new format is e result of open consultations wi all WSIS Stakeholders. 02, · ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP welcome all WSIS Stakeholders to e WSIS Forum to be held from 2–5 . is event builds upon e tradition of annual WSIS meetings, and its format is e result of open consultations wi all WSIS Stakeholders. Based on UNESCO’s mandate and its WSIS role, e event will spell out information and knowledge societies challenges, and will review how, in e framework of WSIS, e 2030 and Addis Ababa. VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ICTs and Older Persons atWSIS Forum E 22 – T , Agenda e Silver Economy Forum’s ICTs and Older Persons track at WSIS Forum will offer a multi-format agenda consisting of workshops, panels, exhibits, a knowledge cafe, WSIS TalkX, and o er high-level talks designed to stimulate new approaches for using WSIS Agenda Read More». e first WSIS+ review event of e objectives set in 2003 is being held is week, Monday to Wednesday, at UNESCO in Paris. is meeting is an integral part of e overall WSIS review process at aims to integrate findings into e UN Millennium Development Goals review process and into a possible post- sustainable development framework. 14, · e WSIS High-Level Meeting also coincides wi e meetings of e UN Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate (CTED) on human rights and terrorist use of ICTs on 16 and 17 ember. While a arate process from WSIS, e CTED events offer expert views on issues at have been raised in e WSIS review. e High-Level Policy Session WSIS Action Lines and e 2030 Agenda responded to e call for close alignment between e WSIS and SDG processes by e UN General Assembly resolution on e overall review of e outcomes of WSIS from ember . e session was attended by: João Bernardo Vieira, Secretary of State for Transport. Paragraph 111 of e Tunis Agenda, endorsed by e General Assembly in resolution 60/252, requested e General Assembly to undertake e overall review of e implementation of e outcomes of e World Summit on e Information Society in . In response, e General Assembly in resolution 68/302, ided at e overall review will be concluded by a two-day high-level meeting of e. It also encourages a prominent profile for information and communications technologies (ICT) in e Technology Facilitation Mechanism mandated by e Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA). e UN General Assembly (UNGA) held e High-Level Review Meeting on e implementation of e WSIS, on 15-16 ember , in New York, US. parallel to and in support of discussions on e post- global development agenda. Objectives is paper has been prepared as a regional contribution to e global review at will take place in . e purpose of e paper is reefold: first it examines e progress of implementation for each of e nine WSIS . WWW.INTERNETSOCIETY.ORG 5 maintains’a’timeline’of’Internet’governance’events’on’its’web’site.Severalcivil societyorganizationsalsohavejoinedto. e World Summit on e Information Society (WSIS) was a two-phase United Nations-sponsored summit on information, communication and, in broad terms, e information society at took place in 2003 in Geneva and in 2005 in Tunis.One of its chief aims was to bridge e global digital divide arating rich countries from poor countries by spreading access to e Internet in e developing world. 03, · 23 ch : More an 2,500 information and communication technology (ICT) experts came toge er for e World Summit on e Information Society (WSIS) Forum to explore e role of ICTs in advancing e SDGs, particularly ose related to heal (SDG 3), hunger (SDG 2), education and you inclusion (SDG 4), employment (SDG 8), gender empowerment (SDG 5), e environment and . 23, · While e UNGA meeting is e final and politically significant element of e WSIS review process, it is building on years-long efforts by UN agencies and organs most involved in implementing e WSIS outcomes, such as e Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), e International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and UNESCO. Feb , · e WSIS Forum will erefore serve as a key forum for discussing e role of ICTs as a means of implementation of e Sustainable Development Goals and targets, wi due regard to e global mechanism for follow-up and review of e implementation of e 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. e WSIS Forum is e only event of its kind. e WSIS Forum will erefore serve as a key forum for discussing e role of ICTs as a means of implementation of e Sustainable Development Goals and targets, wi due regard to e global mechanism for follow-up and review of e implementation of e 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. e WSIS Forum is e only event of its kind. United NationsOutcome Document of e HighLevel Meeting of e General Assembly’s Assembly on e Overall Review of e Implementation of WSIS Outcomes Zero Draft Preamble. Recalling e request in paragraph 111 of e Tunis. e main challenge will be to achieve more synchronisation between WSIS and e UN SG Roadmap, and e 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. e next important moment in e evolution of digital co-operation will be e 2025 WSIS review when e UN GA should ide if e current initiatives are e right response to digital developments. Internetrelatedeventsin&! CSTDIntersessionalpanel$$ 79 uaryLima,Peru Event Date&Venue ECOSOC!SubstanMve!Session! 2327 y,NewYork. ITU S1.5 Regional Review of e World Summit on e Information Society (WSIS) Implementation in Asia Pacific, ITU.pdf. ITU S2.1 Increasing investment in Internet development in e Asia Pacific, APNIC Foundation_0.pdf. ITU S2.2 Private sector and digital divide in Asia, KaiOS Technologies_0.pdf.