World Summit on the Information Society

Civil Society and WSIS+10 (APC)
Civil Society and WSIS+10 (APC) 28 January 2015

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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.  

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 undersigned organisations from civil society welcome the CSTD Secretariat’s draft report 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
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 occasi...

Joint statement on WSIS+10 high-level event
Joint statement on WSIS+10 high-level event 26 June 2014

Joint statement on WSIS+10 multistakeholder process As civil society organisations that have been engaged throughout the WSIS+10 Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform (MPP), we welcome the adoption of the WSIS+10 MPP outcome documents. Though the road was a long and at times difficult one, we believe that throughout the MPP a collaborative spirit prevailed in the meetings. Under the able guid...

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 GISWatch special report by APC collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last 10 years, capturing the shifts experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way.    

WSIS and Civil Society: Ten Years On
WSIS and Civil Society: Ten Years On 16 May 2013 Keith Serry

What is the role of civil society groups in the development of ICT policy and how has that role changed in the ten years since the first World Summit on the Information Society? These questions were at the heart of the discussion at this morning’s APC workshop entitled Civil Society and WSIS+10, held at the WSIS 2013 Forum in Geneva.

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 in Geneva. Jac sm Kee from APC Women’s Rights Programme participated in the High Level Dialogue on “Women’s Empowerment in the Information Society: Systemic, Scalable Strategies.”    

APC at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013
APC at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013 13 May 2013 AL

The ICT for development community is gathering in Geneva from 13-17 May 2013 to discuss the implementation of WSIS documents and principles. Read more about APC’s participation in the Geneva meetings.

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