World Summit on the Information Society

WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality"
WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality" 06 May 2016 APC

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process is considered a cornerstone of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. As the process marks its 11th anniversary, the ‘ICT for development’ community met in Geneva between 2-6 May to continue to work for a people-centric, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information. Ending digital exclusion Technology alone cannot resolve devel...

High-level Policy Session statement at WSIS Forum 2016
High-level Policy Session statement at WSIS Forum 2016 03 May 2016 Anriette Esterhuysen

The WSIS+10 review process culminated in December 2015 with a renewed commitment to the WSIS vision as essential to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are in a new phase of the WSIS process and it is a unique opportunity to focus on the interaction between technology and the various aspects of development, recognising that technology alone cannot resolve development challenges and that the information society is primarily a matter of human development. This statement was ...

APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting
APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting 23 December 2015 Avri Doria

Statement by APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting Thank you Madam President, To the excellencies and delegates of the member states and among the participants of all stakeholder groups. I want to thank the member states who have produced an outcome that not only does no harm to the Internet but offers opportunities for us to reinforce the global Internet as a resource that is to ...

Statement from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting
Statement from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting 16 December 2015 APC

APC urges member states who worked so hard to reach agreement on the WSIS+10 outcome document to uphold their human rights commitments online and offline. This means ending mass surveillance, both between and within countries. And releasing journalists, activists, bloggers who have been imprisoned as result of their use of the internet for human rights and social justice.

Statement from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting
Statement from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting 16 December 2015 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications is a global non-governmental network with 70 members in more than 47 countries, mostly from the global south. APC has been mobilising the power of ICTs for social justice and development for the last 25 years, and has participated in the WSIS process since its inception. We are pleased that the Outcome reaffirms the WSIS principles of a people-cent...

The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections
The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections 30 November 2015 Various authors. William J. Drake (editor)

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The UN General Assembly reviewed the progress made over the past decade and negotiated a text that addresses a number of global Internet governance issues. 2015 is also the 10th anniversary of a multistakeholder experiment that helped bring the WSIS to a successful conclusion: the Working Group on Internet Go...

WSIS+10 Review: Consequences for human rights and cybersecurity issues
WSIS+10 Review: Consequences for human rights and cybersecurity issues 30 November 2015 Deborah Brown

This blog post was originally published on FreedomOnlineCoalition.com. In the ninth installment of the FOC Working Group 1 (WG1) blog series, guest author Deborah Brown from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) reflects on the ongoing negotiations at the UN General Assembly to decide on the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The blog explains the his...

Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the United Nations General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes
Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the United Nations General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes 24 November 2015

Comments from the Association for Progressive Communications on the 4 November 2015 Draft Outcome Document of the United Nations General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes – Submitted on 20 November 2015 The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), an international network of 70 (47 organisational and 23 individual) members in 46 countries whose goal i...

WSIS+10 and the need to put people at the centre
WSIS+10 and the need to put people at the centre 21 October 2015

APC has been involved in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) since its inception in 2003, when it was set up to establish “the foundations for an Information Society for all, reflecting all the different interests at stake.” Twelve years later, WSIS+10 will determine the vision of the information society we want for the next decade. At APC, we remain committed to consolidatin...

WSIS+10: Joint civil society comments on the zero-draft
WSIS+10: Joint civil society comments on the zero-draft 21 October 2015 46 civil society organisations

This submission was developed as a joint effort of a diverse number of civil society groups that participated in a WSIS+10 civil society coordination event that took place on October 14 and 15 in New York, which APC co-organised.

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