World Summit on the Information Society

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

The 2005 UN World Summit on the Information Society set the tone for global discussions on internet and society that continue to dominate the sector. At the end of 2015, the UN General Assembly is holding a high-level meeting to review the WSIS, which again will profoundly shape the debate in the short and long term.

WSIS ten-year review - The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development
WSIS ten-year review - The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development 02 July 2015 Valeria Betancourt

APC statement on the occasion of the WSIS+10 Informal interactive stakeholder consultation, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 2 July 2015 Introduction I am speaking on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications a global network with members in more than 50 countries. APC has been mobilising the power of ICTs for social justice and development for the last 25 years. Our comments today are endorsed by the Internet Democracy Project India and the International Federation of Li...

WSIS+10: APC's statement on 'The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development'
WSIS+10: APC's statement on 'The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development' 02 July 2015 APC

Much still needs to be done to realise the WSIS goal of a “people-centered, 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.

Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)
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 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.    

WSIS Forum 2015
WSIS Forum 2015 26 May 2015

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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...

Statement on the occasion of the WSIS Forum 2015, Geneva 25 – 29 May
Statement on the occasion of the WSIS Forum 2015, Geneva 25 – 29 May 26 May 2015 Association for Progressive Communications

My name is Aida Mahmutović. I come from Bosnia and Herzegovina where I work for the One World Platform for South and East Europe, a member of the Association for Progressive Communications. Today I speak on behalf of the APC. As an international civil society network that has participated actively in the WSIS process since its inception, APC remains committed to the WSIS goal of a “peopl...

Statement on the occasion of the 18th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development
Statement on the occasion of the 18th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development 06 May 2015 International Federation of Library Associations, Internet Democracy Project, and Association for Progressive Communications

As civil society organisations, we remain strongly committed to the central WSIS goal of a “people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information and knowledge, enabling individuals, communities and peoples to achieve their full potential in promoting their sustainable development and improving their quality...

Statement: "We remain strongly committed to the goal of a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society"
Statement: "We remain strongly committed to the goal of a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society" 06 May 2015 APC

As civil society organisations committed to the goal of a “people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society”, APC, the International Federation of Library Associations and the Internet Democracy Project have released a statement to highlight this central goal of the World Summit on the Information Society.

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