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

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2006 in Antalya (Turkey) established a Working Group of the ITU Council open to all Member States 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 (WSIS). Resolution 141 and its annex outline the mandate of the Group.

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

At its fourth meeting in January 2008, the Group agreed on the modalities and timeframe 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 would be invited to reply to. The Group further decided to invite the membership of ITU to reply to additional questions. 

In this context, ITU would like to invite all WSIS-accredited entities to reply, by 15 June 2008, to the questionnaire below.

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

 

Background documents

 

 

Questionnaire for WSIS-accredited entities *

* 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 “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 a) 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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