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APC, IFLA, the Internet Democracy Project and the Internet Society are pleased to invite you to a side event: Putting People at the Centre of the WSIS+10 Review

When: 19 October, 13:15 – 14:30
Where: United Nations Headquarters Conference Building, Room F

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Internet Democracy Project, and the Internet Society are co-organising a side event for non-governmental stakeholders to share and exchange their views and priorities with governments on WSIS+10 in a dynamic, interactive setting.


  • Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca Filho, Government of Brazil
  • Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, US State Department
  • Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project, India
  • Raúl Echeberría, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Anne Miroux, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Dominique Lazanski, GSM Association (GSMA)
  • Grace Githaiga, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)

Moderator: Deborah Brown, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

The event will cover:

  • What are the key social and development priorities that civil society, the technical community and academia, the private sector, and international institutions would like to see the WSIS+10 outcomes address?
  • How should the WSIS+10 outcomes be linked to the Sustainable Development Goals?
  • How can the WSIS+10 outcomes promote the empowerment of women and their full and equal participation in all spheres of society and in all decision-making processes?
  • What type of financing mechanisms can be established or leveraged to support the implementation of the WSIS+10 outcomes?
  • What processes and mechanisms can non-governmental stakeholders develop to collaborate with governments on the implementation of the WSIS+10 outcomes, and for monitoring their implementation?

Note: UN ground passes are required for individuals wishing to attend this event.