Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)
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.
2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). It is also the anniversary of a multistakeholder experiment that helped bring the WSIS to a successful conclusion: the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). This book reflects on WGIG’s procedural and substantive contributions to the evolving global Internet governance dialogue and institutional ecosystem.
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In the ninth installment of the FOC Working Group 1 (WG1) blog series, guest author Deborah Brown from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) reflects on the ongoing negotiations at the UN
Centre for Communication Governance: 2nd Preparatory Meeting of WSIS+10 Review: Summary of ICT4D Discussions on Day 2
Day 2 of the Preparatory Meeting for the High Level Meeting as part of the WSIS+10 Review featured discussions on ICT for Development and Internet Governance.
India made two interventions in the morning session of day 2 of the 2nd Preparatory Meeting today. The first related to funding mechanisms and the second related to Internet governance.
The 2nd Preparatory Meeting for the High Level Meeting of the WSIS+10 Review kicked off in New York today. A shortened first day in the morning session saw interventions from countries across the board. The statements on first day reflected the the starting positions of most governments on the Zero Draft with the afternoon session called off to facilitate conversations between countries on the outcome document.
We remain committed to consolidating the WSIS process by putting people’s rights at the centre, in the face of increasing political and commercial control of internet spaces.