World Summit on the Information Society

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 history of the process and the major issues on the table at the moment, while particularly focusing on ...

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 is to mobilise information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social justice and sustainable d...

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.

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

APC, IFLA, the Internet Democracy Project and the Internet Society are pleased to invite you to a side event: Putting People at the Centre of the WSIS+10 Review When: 19 October, 13:15 – 14:30 Where: United Nations Headquarters Conference Building, Room F The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the I...

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

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The Road to WSIS+10: Key Country Perspectives in the Ten-Year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society
The Road to WSIS+10: Key Country Perspectives in the Ten-Year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society 06 September 2015 Lea Kaspar, editor

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was first convened in 2003 to discuss the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on our society. The Summit was significant because it involved heads of state — not just regulatory agencies or ministries — signalling a new era in the evolution of ICTs, up to this point largely outside government control and influence. ...

The World Summit On The Information Society (WSIS) Process And Issues Debated (2004)
The World Summit On The Information Society (WSIS) Process And Issues Debated (2004) 04 September 2015 Valeria Betancourt

The formal preparation for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), a global discussion process sponsored by the United Nations Organization Secretariat, began in mid-2002. Said process is directed toward developing a global framework to face the challenges of the so-called information society (IS). In this sense, its purpose is to reach a common understanding, secure political commi...

APC's Recommendations to the WSIS on Internet Governance (2005)
APC's Recommendations to the WSIS on Internet Governance (2005) 04 September 2015 APC

APC has participated extensively in the internet governance process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the WSIS civil society internet governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations with regard to internet governance ahead of the final Summit in Tunis in November 2005.

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