World Summit on the Information Society

Everything you need to know about the WSIS+10 review
Everything you need to know about the WSIS+10 review 28 January 2015 Deborah Brown and Lea Kaspar (Global Partners Digital)

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and its outcome documents are considered cornerstones of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. This year, as WSIS marks its 10th anniversary, the UN General Assembly is set to evaluate its progress and decide its future.   What is WSIS? The two-stage 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...

Joint statement on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society
Joint statement on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society 05 December 2014 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications, the International Federation of Library Associations and the Internet Democracy Project welcome the Commission on Science and Technology for Development Secretariat’s report on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society and issued the following statement on the occasion of the 18th session of the CSTD , Geneva, 4-8 May 2015.

WSIS+10: APC attends open consultation meeting
WSIS+10: APC attends open consultation meeting 09 December 2013

On 16 December 2013 APC will be presenting research findings on civil society perceptions around WSIS, from 10:30 to 13:00 (GMT +1), as part of the third phase of the multi-stakeholder open consultation towards the WSIS+10 event. The high-level event, which will take place in April 2014, will review the progress made in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes under the mandates of participating...

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013 Mallory Knodel

This GISWatch special report collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years, capturing the kinds of shifts that have been experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way. You can download the report in English, French and Spanish.

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013 Association for Progressive Communications

This Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) special report by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last 10 years. Available in English, Spanish and French, it responds to the opportunity provided by the World Summit on the Information Society (WS...

WSIS Forum: Dialogue on integrating gender equality, women's empowerment and ICT
WSIS Forum: Dialogue on integrating gender equality, women's empowerment and ICT 15 May 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Many gender equality and women’s empowerment related events are taking place at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum from May 13-17 in Geneva. As “ICTs are increasingly leveraged as an innovative development tools because they promote more engaged and empowered citizens, flows of information and knowledge and provide new mechanisms for delivering critical services and meeting t...

2013 WSIS Forum: Events on gender equality and women’s empowerment
2013 WSIS Forum: Events on gender equality and women’s empowerment 13 May 2013 AL

If you are planning to attend the World Summit on the Information Society Forum taking place from May 13-17 in Geneva, either in person or remotely, here you can find a compilation of all the events focusing on women’s rights. Tuesday 14 May 9-10:45 Measuring ICT and Gender (Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development) Room H The Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development’s session on Me...

Communications rights ten years after WSIS:  Civil society perceptions and policy advocacy
Communications rights ten years after WSIS: Civil society perceptions and policy advocacy 28 August 2012

Governments of the world promised to build “a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society,” during the UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society (2003-2005). Almost ten years have gone by and people-centred development has not been at the forefront of information society policy – policies that shape how and where people access the internet; what conte...

Global Information Society Watch
Global Information Society Watch 30 August 2010

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing World Summit on the Information Society or WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information societ...

World Summit on the Information Society Phase II, Tunis, PrepCom I Report
World Summit on the Information Society Phase II, Tunis, PrepCom I Report 16 January 2008 Karen Banks

This report begins with an outline of the background and context that contributed to the controversy in Tunis specifically, the human rights agenda, the ‘north-south’ agenda, lack of clarity regarding the focus and outcomes of phase II and early stress signs experienced by civil society in preparation for the PrepCom. It then goes on to describe the basic elements, ways of working and prepa...

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