World Summit on the Information Society

APC input for the CSTD WSIS Progress Report 2016
APC input for the CSTD WSIS Progress Report 2016 25 January 2017 APC

With over 50 member NGOs in more than 35 countries working for the last 25 years in most of the areas related to the WSIS goals, APC’s activities in support of the WSIS action lines and themes are many and diverse. They can be summarised as: a) promoting universal access to ICTs, and b) supporting rights-based, inclusive ICT-related policies, particularly where they affect women, the poor and other marginalised communities in the developing world. In this respect, APC’s post-WSIS related ...

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 challen...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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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