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