World Summit on the Information Society

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.    

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)

This book,  written by former WGIG members and others who played key roles in the debates on the WGIG and WSIS, reflects on the WGIG’s procedural and substantive contributions to the evolving global internet governance dialogue and institutional ecosystem.

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

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 history of the process and the major issues on the table at the moment, wh...

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.

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

We remain committed to consolidating the WSIS process by putting people’s rights at the centre, in the face of increasing political and commercial control of internet spaces.    

APC's Comments on the WSIS+10 Zero Draft
APC's Comments on the WSIS+10 Zero Draft 21 October 2015 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the content of the WSIS+10 Review Zero Draft. We have compiled the following proposals which we believe will strengthen the final document.

Side Event: Putting People at the Centre of the WSIS+10 Review
Side Event: Putting People at the Centre of the WSIS+10 Review 16 October 2015 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Internet Democracy Project, and the Internet Society are co-organising a side event for non-governmental stakeholders to share and exchange their views and priorities with governments on WSIS+10 in a dynamic, interactive setting.    

WSIS+10 Review timeline by Geneva Internet Platform
WSIS+10 Review timeline by Geneva Internet Platform 13 October 2015

ABSTRACT Authoritatively generate principle-centered leadership rather than multimedia based expertise. Proactively utilize optimal intellectual capital and multifunctional paradigms. Authoritatively reconceptualize B2C interfaces via virtual opportunities.

Building a context for self-development and learning through the provision of free access to the internet in public libraries  in South Africa
Building a context for self-development and learning through the provision of free access to the internet in public libraries in South Africa 29 September 2015 Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

This report focuses on the provision of free internet access to communities in public libraries in South Africa. It has been prepared in response to a United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) review of the 2003 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Plan of Action commitments, with the aim of gauging the extent to which South Africa has met those commitments ten years after...

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