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Council Working Group on the Study on the Participation of all relevant stakeholders in ITU Activities related to the  World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

 

photo: WSIS logo In response to Resolution 141 of the Plenipotentiary Conference, a Council Working Group has been established to conduct a study on the participation of all relevant stakeholders in the activities of the Union related to the World Summit on the Information Society. At its 2009 session, the ITU Council will present a final report on the Study for the use of Member States in preparing their proposals for the next Plenipotentiary Conference.
  Key Resolutions
  • Resolution 141 : Study on the participation of all relevant stakeholders in the activities of the Union related to the World Summit on the Information Society

    Other related Resolutions
  • Resolution 14 : Recognition of the rights and obligations of all Sector Members of the Union
  • Resolution 140 : ITU's role in implementing the outcomes of WSIS
  • Resolution 145 : Participation of observers in conferences, assemblies and meetings of the Union
     


  Background information

ITU Work on WSIS:

WSIS related links:

  • Terms of Reference
    The terms of reference and mandate for this Working Group shall include, but not be limited to, the following tasks:
  1. to establish a set of criteria for defining which stakeholders are relevant to participate in ITU activities related to WSIS, taking into consideration the added value of their participation;
  2. to analyze the definitions of Sector Member and Associate and the related provisions of the legal instruments of ITU, and how they could be applied in order to enhance the membership of ITU, and, if required, to identify possible amendments to these provisions;
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Open Consultations about  the participation of all relevant stakeholders

 

In order to find out  about  the views of as many relevant stakeholders as possible, the Resolution mandated the Council Working Group to conduct open consultations on this issue.

At its fourth meeting in January 2008, the Group agreed on the modalities and time frame of such 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 are invited to reply to until 15 June 2008. The Group further decided to invite the membership of ITU to reply to additional questions.

All relevant answers to the questionnaires will be considered by the Group at its next meeting in September 2008 and serve as input  for the future work on the study. Member States can consult the replies here.

 

Also, the following two information sessions on this consultation process have been organized:

  • Information session for Geneva-Based missions: 14 April 2008, ITU Headquarters. (Invitation letter)
  • Information session for all WSIS stakeholders: 21 May 2008,  13h, room C2, ITU Headquarters. (Invitation letter)
Meetings & Documents
 
  • Word icon WG-Study/4/03: Co-chairs report of the fourth meeting

  • Word iconWG-Study/4/02, Rev.2* :Secretariat Background Paper on the analysis of existing mechanisms and practices for stakeholder participation in the United Nations, other specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations. (with new input from UNIDO)

  • Word iconWG-Study/4/02, Rev.1* :Secretariat Background Paper on the analysis of existing mechanisms and practices for stakeholder participation in the United Nations, other specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations. (with new input from UNESCO)

  • Word iconWG-Study/4/02*:Secretariat Background Paper on the analysis of existing mechanisms and practices for stakeholder participation in the United Nations, other specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations.

  • Word iconWG-Study/4/01: Draft Agenda

  • Word icon Invitation letter

  • Second and third meetings (held during Council 2007): 5 and 10 September 2007, ITU headquarters, Geneva

 

* Documents available to the public

 


 

 

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