Open consultations on the participation of relevant stakeholders in the activities of ITU related to WSIS.
1 March - 15 June 2008

 

Resolution 141 (Antalya, 2006) established an ITU Council Working Group mandated to develop and conduct open consultations, also using electronic means, on the participation of relevant stakeholders in the activities of the ITU related to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

During its last meeting on 29-30 January 2008, the Council Working Group (WG-Study) agreed on  the modalities  and timeframe of the open consultations. The Group also agreed on a set of questions that all entities that were accredited to the World Summit on the Information Society would be invited to reply to. The group further decided to invite ITU Membership to reply to additional questions. 

In this context, ITU would like to invite you to reply, by 15 June 2008, to the questionnaire below on the inclusion of relevant stakeholders.

All answers to the questionnaire will be considered by the Working Group at its next meeting in September 2008 and serve as input for the study. 

We thank you in advance for your contribution and for the ideas that you may put forward.

 

Background documents

 

 

 

Questionnaire for ITU Member States *

* The questionnaire can be submitted online using the form below or downloaded in word format Worf Format icon and sent back to itu-stakeholders@itu.int 

 
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  1. What are the spheres of competence that ITU Member States reserve for themselves with regard to WSIS stakeholders (that are not members of the ITU) and the possible denunciation of their participation in ITU?

 

 
  1. Are the current definitions of Sector Members, Associates and experts contained in the ITU basic texts sufficient to include participation of all stakeholders (that are not members of the ITU) in ITU WSIS-related activities?

 

 
  1. What are possible amendments to the definitions of Sector Members, Associates and experts, in the ITU basic texts, which would enhance participation in ITU WSIS-related activities?

 

 
  1. What might be the financial implications of the participation of all stakeholders (that are not members of the ITU) in ITU-WSIS related activities?

 

 
  1. What are the other challenges to the Union and its members posed by the participation of all relevant stakeholders (that are not members of the ITU) in the activities of the Union related to WSIS, and how can such challenges be met?

 

 
  1. What “added value” might stakeholders (that are not members of the ITU) bring to the work of ITU in its WSIS-related activities?

 

 
  1. What criteria could be suggested for defining which stakeholders (that are not members of the ITU) might be “relevant” to participate in ITU activities related to WSIS, taking into account f) above? 

 

 
  1. What are the challenges (including financial) to stakeholders (that are not members of the ITU) posed by their participation in the activities of the Union related to WSIS, and how can such challenges be met? 

 

 
  1. How can existing mechanisms (e.g. partnerships, symposia, seminars, workshops, focus groups, policy forums, experts) for participation by stakeholders (that are not members of ITU) be used more effectively, and what other mechanisms could be suggested? 

 

 
  1. What specific efforts may be needed to mobilize and ensure the meaningful and effective participation of all relevant stakeholders (that are not members of the ITU) from developing countries, and stakeholders in the development field? 

 

 

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