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United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on the overal​l review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Paragraph 1​11 of the Tunis Agenda, endorsed by the General Assembly in resolution 60/252, requested the General Assembly to undertake the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society in 2015. In response, the General Assembly in resolution 68/302, decided that the overall review will be concluded by a two-d​ay high-level meeting of the General Assembly, to be preceded by an intergovernmental process that also takes into account inputs​ from all relevant ​stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society. ​The High-level Meeting took place​ on 15-16 December 2015 at the UN Headquarters in New York and provided an opportunity for in-depth discussions on important issues in the implementation​ of the WSIS outcomes, including the progress, gaps and challenges, as well as areas for future actions​​.​​​

The outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society contained in resolution A/70/125​ was adopted by the UNGA on 16 December 2015.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

During the High-level Meeting ITU held a series of Side Events. The side events were held over three days from the 14-16 December 2015 and covered issues such as the WSIS ​​im​plementation and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and gender equality.​​

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ITU Side Events at UNGA High-Level Meeting

  1. ​Strengthening the impact of WSIS actio​n lines for sustainable development: showcasing best practices, transferring know-how​​​​, fostering partnerships​​​

    Monday 14 December 2015, 13:15 - 14:30, UNHQ, Conference Room 11​


    Event ​description and panelists​
    On dem​and video​​​​​
    ​​Speech by Stephen Ibaraki, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)​
    Ph​otos​​

  2. ​​GEM-TECH Awards 2015​

    Monday 14 December 2015, 18:00 - 20:00, Civic Hall, New York


    Ph​otos​​

  3. UNGIS Breakfast Meeting

    Tuesday 15 D​ecember 2015, 08:00 - 08:45, WIPO Conference Room, 25 Floor UN Plaza 2, New York


    Ph​otos​​

  4. Women's Empowerment in the Digital Age: Implementing WSIS Outcomes and Agenda 2030

    Tuesday 15 D​ecember 2015, 13:00 - 14:30, UNHQ, Conference Room 6


    ​​On dem​and video​​​​​​
    Ph​otos​​

  5. Measuring the Information Society: ICT Data for Policy Making and Evaluation​

    Tuesday 15 December 2015, 15:00​ - 16​:45, UNHQ, Conference Room A​


    Ph​otos​​

  6. ​Enabling a Trusted Connected World

    ​Wednesday 16 December 2015, 13:15 - 14:30, UNHQ, Conference Room 7​


    Event description and panelists
    On dem​and video​​

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