World Summit on the Information Society

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 Internet Democracy Project, and the Internet Society are co-organising a side event for non-governmen...

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.

World Summit on the Information Society
World Summit on the Information Society 19 August 2015

The two-stage World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) took place in 2003 (the Geneva phase) and 2005 (the Tunis phase). It was convened upon the recognition that there was “an urgent need to harness the potential of knowledge and technology for promoting the goals of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.” WSIS started out as a primarily development-focused process. The Geneva ph...

Looking back to move ahead: A recap of the WSIS+10 Overall Review
Looking back to move ahead: A recap of the WSIS+10 Overall Review 23 July 2015 Deborah Brown

Nearly 10 years ago, the second and final phase of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) concluded in Tunis, setting the tone for global discussions on the impacts of internet and ICTs on society. At the end of this year, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold a two-day high-level meeting in New York, which has the potential to shape UN debates on the internet and ICTs in the ...

APC letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)
APC letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10) 13 June 2015 APC

The goal of people-centred information societies can only be achieved through constant adherence to the principle of inclusive participation. This is why meaningful participation of all stakeholders is so important in the ten-year review and in furthering the WSIS vision beyond 2015.

APC speaks at WSIS Forum 2015, Geneva
APC speaks at WSIS Forum 2015, Geneva 26 May 2015 APC

Hosted annually, the WSIS Forum is a space in which APC has participated actively since its inception. We are committed to the WSIS goal of a “people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society”; where everyone can create, access, use and share information to fully promote sustainable development and improve their quality of life. Our statement outlines ongoing efforts r...

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