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ITU Contribution to the WSIS Implementation

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2013 CoverITU Contribution to the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes is a series of annual publications that provide information on the key WSIS related initiatives and activities carried out by the three sectors of the Union (Standardization, Radiocommunication and the Development Sector) and the General Secretariat. The annual reports provide yearly updates on the tasks carried out by the ITU at the operational and policy level, covering all assigned mandates with reference to the WSIS Process, in particular:

  • In its capacity as leading facilitator in coordinating the multi-stakeholder implementation of the Geneva Plan of Action. (para 109 of TAIS) and primary organizer and host of the annual event in May, i.e. the WSIS Forum

  • Facilitator of Action Lines C2 (Information and communication infrastructure) and C5 (Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs); as well as C6 (Enabling Environment).

  • Co-facilitator of Action Lines C1, C3, C4, C7, and C11

  • Partner in Action Lines C8 and C9

  • Rotating Chair and Vice Chair of the United Nations Group on Information Society (UNGIS) ) (Para 103 of TAIS)

  • Lead of Partnership on the Measuring the ICT for Development (Para 114 of TAIS)

  • Facilitator of the WSIS Stocktaking Process (Para 120 of TAIS)

  • Organizer of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (Para  121 of TAIS)

  • Lead of the Connect the World Initiative (Para 98 of TAIS)

  • Others 

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These annual reports will also be considered as the official submissions from ITU for different internal and external WSIS process related meetings like the WG-WSIS, Council, CSTD.

Five and Ten Year Reports (2005-2014)

WSIS Plus 5 Report, released in 2010 and noted by PP-10, provides an overview of ITU’s activities undertaken during 2005 (December), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

A compilation of all annual reports from 2005 (December) to 2014 will constitute the basis for the WSIS+10 Report: ITU's Ten-Year Contribution to the WSIS Implementation and Follow-up to be issued in 2014 on the occasion of PP-14, as requested by Resolution 140 (PP-10, Guadalajara).

Past and upcoming publications  

Annual Reports Towards 2015 (click on cover to download)

Review Reports Towards 2015


ITU Focal Points for WSIS

Focal Points For
WSIS Action Lines

Focal Points For Other WSIS Outcomes Relevant To ITU


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