World Summit on the Information Society

APC reports on eLAC outcomes from Montevideo IV Ministerial Conference
APC reports on eLAC outcomes from Montevideo IV Ministerial Conference 10 April 2013 Mallory Knodel

Last week, APC attended the Fourth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Montevideo, Uruguay, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and attended a pre-event on Open Development: Exploring the future of the information society in LAC. Download and read the Declaration and Plan of action.

Bangladesh Preparatory Meeting for World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2013 held
Bangladesh Preparatory Meeting for World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2013 held 02 April 2013 APC

A meeting was held 11 AM on 3 April at the Meeting Room of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCS) to discuss on presentation of the country paper from Bangladesh in the ensuing UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Forum 2013 scheduled to be held in Geneva, Switzerland on May 13-17 this year. The meeting was presided over by Mr.

On the WSIS+10: Access and exclusion in review
On the WSIS+10: Access and exclusion in review 20 March 2013 Shawna Finnegan

From 25 – 27 February 2013, delegates from civil society, government, industry and the technical community met at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris for the first WSIS+10 Review meeting to discuss action “Towards Knowledge Societies for Peace and Sustainable Development.”

Enhanced Cooperation at the WSIS+10 review event
Enhanced Cooperation at the WSIS+10 review event 21 February 2013 Mallory Knodel

At the first WSIS+10 review event in Paris, France from February 25 – 27, 2013, APC is organising an event on Enhanced Cooperation as a follow-up to its pre-event at the 2012 IGF “Enhanced Cooperation: from deadlock to dialogue” and will use the opportunity of the WSIS+10 review to bring together experts in a follow-up workshop, “Reflections on what needs to be done.R...

Freedom of expression and the internet: How to reconcile practice and principles?
Freedom of expression and the internet: How to reconcile practice and principles? 04 May 2012 FD

How do we reconcile theory and practice when it comes to freedom of expression and the internet? From May 14 to 18, Geneva will be hosting the WSIS Forum 2012, where the Association for Progressive Communications has organised two thematic workshops, one of them about freedom of expression and the internet.    

WSIS Forum 2012: TV White Spaces on the agenda
WSIS Forum 2012: TV White Spaces on the agenda 04 May 2012

From 14-18 May Geneva will be hosting the WSIS Forum 2012, where the Association for Progressive Communications has organised two thematic workshops on May 17th, one of them under the subject Television White Spaces.    

APC’s input to the WSIS+10 review process
APC’s input to the WSIS+10 review process 05 September 2011 APC

APC supports the WSIS process and remains committed to participating in the processes that emerged from the WSIS with a view to improving the process, promoting the participation of civil society and monitoring implementation of areas of most interest to APC. In this spirit, APC submitted the following contribution.

Contribution to the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development five year review of progress on WSIS outcomes
Contribution to the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development five year review of progress on WSIS outcomes 14 December 2010 APC

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was a major UN conference on information and communication technologies (ICTs) that took place in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005. This is APC’s contribution to an invitation from UN CSTD to the different stakeholders to submit inputs concerning the implementation and follow-up of WSIS outcomes. Our response includes a reflection on the ...

Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance
Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance 10 December 2010 Marc Raboy, Normand Landry, Jeremy Shtern

In 2003 and 2005, the fisrt phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) took place, taking care of information and communication issues. Although this first phase was undoubtedly important in respect to internet governance, information and communication rights, it was not enough to cover a phenomenon as wide and shifting as internet. In WSIS Phase II, further issues on informati...

WSIS follow up: APC at the Commission on Science and Technology for Development
WSIS follow up: APC at the Commission on Science and Technology for Development 24 May 2009

“The post WSIS clock is ticking and many challenges remain,” said APC executive director Anriette Esterhuysen at the opening of the twelfth session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSDT). Among these challenges, she talked about WSIS principles related to human rights: “In many countries from the developed world and the developing world there is still a sense t...

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