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ITU Gateway for WSIS

The ITU Gateway for WSIS provides an overview of the ITU role and the activities carried out in the context of World Summit on the Information Society. It should serve as the main directory to the ITU web sites and electronic resources related to the WSIS.  

 
ITU's Role in the WSIS Implementation and Follow-up 

In line with its mandate and the WSIS outcome documents, the ITU continues playing key role in WSIS implementation and follow-up, including:

Call for Contributions to the WSIS Fund in Trust

Resolution 140 (Plenipotentiary 2010) invites all member states, sector members and associates to make voluntary contributions to the special trust fund set up by ITU to support activities relating to the implementation of the WSIS outcomes.

For more information, please see here.

 
ITU in the WSIS Outcome Documents  
  • WSIS Outcomes

  • Provisions of the WSIS output documents related to ITU

  • Some of the main ITU roles reflected in the TAIS:

    • § 27 and 50 c ii of TAIS - encouraging ITU to continue to study the question of international Internet connectivity (IIC) as an urgent matter to develop appropriate Recommendation

    • § 72 c of TAIS (in relation to IGF) to interface with appropriate intergovernmental organizations and other institutions on matters under their purview. 

    • § 78 of TAIS – The UN Secretary-General should also draw upon any appropriate resources from all interested stakeholders, including the proven expertise of ITU, as demonstrated during the WSIS process.

    • § 96 of TAIS - ITU and other regional organizations should take steps to ensure rational, efficient and economic use of, and equitable access to, the radio-frequency spectrum by all countries, based on relevant international agreements

    • § 98 of TAIS – encouraging partnerships such as the ITU-led "Connect the World" initiative

    • § 103 of TAIS – initiating establishment of the United Nations Group in Information Society (UNGIS) with consideration of the ITU, UNESCO and UNDP as lead agencies of this group  

    • § 109 of TAIS - ITU, UNESCO, UNDP to play lead facilitating roles for the implementation of the Geneva Plan of Action.

    • § 112 to § 115 of TAIS – calling for periodic evaluation using appropriate indicators and benchmarking to track global progress; developing ICT indicators, measuring the digital divide; efforts by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development; ICT Indices which will build upon the common set of core ICT indicators as they were defined within the Partnership on Measuring the ICT for Development

    • § 120 of TAIS - encouraging all stakeholders to submit entries to the WSIS Stocktaking database maintained by ITU

    • Annex of TAIS – Action Line Moderators/Facilitators

ITU Contribution to the WSIS Implementation

ITU's annual and five year reports on the ITU contribution to the implementation of the WSIS outcomes are available here.

News from the ITU CSD Newslog on World Summit on the Information Society  

Latest from WSIS Implementation Process

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Identifying Emerging Trends and a vision beyond 2015!

WSIS Forum 2013 Outcome Document

WSIS Stocktaking - Success Stories 2013

WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2013

WSIS Stocktaking Report 2013

WSIS+5 Report

WSIS Action Line Roadmaps

News from the ITU CSD Newslog on World Summit on the Information Society  

WSIS Related Major Events

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10-13 June 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS+10 High-Level Event
9 June pre-events

28-31 May 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process - Fifth Physical Meeting

14-17 April 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process - Fourth Physical Meeting

12 March 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Final Brief on the WSIS+10 High-Level Event

17-18 February 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process - Third Physical Meeting

16-18 December 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process - Second Physical Meeting

7-8 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process - First Physical Meeting

13-17 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS Forum 2013

16 April 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS Forum 2013 Open Consultation Process - Final Brief

15 February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS Forum 2013 Open Consultation Process - Final Review Meeting

5 July 2012, Geneva, Switzerland
ITU Council WSIS Information Session

14-18 May 2012, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS Forum 2012

15 February 2012, Geneva, Switzerland
WSIS Forum 2012 - Final Review Meeting - Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and New Innovative Format


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ITU Decisions Relevant to WSIS Outcomes 
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Plenipotentiary Conference
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Resolution 140 Pdf icon (Plenipotentiary 2010) ITU's role in implementing the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society

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Resolution 172 Pdf icon
(Plenipotentiary 2010) Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes  

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Resolution 101 Pdf icon (Plenipotentiary 2010) Internet Protocol-based networks

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Resolution 102 Word icon (Plenipotentiary 2010) ITU’s role with regard to international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet and the management of Internet resources, including domain names and addresses 

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World Telecommunication Development Conference
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Resolution 30 Pdf icon (WTDC-10) Role of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector in implementing the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society

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World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly

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Resolution 75 Word icon (WTSA 2008) ITU-T’s contribution in implementing the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, and the establishment of a Dedicated Group on Internet-related Public Policy Issues as an integral part of the Council Working Group on World Summit on the Information Society

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Council

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Resolution 1282 Word icon (Council 2008) ITU's role in implementing the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society
 

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Resolution 1334 (modified) Word icon (Council 2013) ITU Role in the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the WSIS
 

ITU Council Working Groups related to WSIS
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Council WG-WSIS: The WG-WSIS was created in 2002 (see Resolution 1196). In October 2010, PP 10 endorsed the relevant work already undertaken and/or to be carried out by ITU in implementing the WSIS outcomes, under the aegis of the Council Working Group on WSIS (WG-WSIS), requesting the Council to maintain the WG-WSIS in order to facilitate membership input and guidance on the ITU implementation of relevant WSIS outcomes and to elaborate proposals to the Council that may be necessary for adapting ITU to its role in building the information society. (Res. ). For more information see CWG-WSIS Website.

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Council WG Study: 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. For more information see CWG-Study Website.
 

Council Working Group (CWG) on Internet related Public Policy Issues
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Dedicated Group: This group was established as a separate group by Council Resolution 1336, in accordance with Resolutions 102 and 140 of the 2010 Plenipotentiary Conference. This CWG is limited to Member States, with open consultation to all stakeholders. Previously, this group was established as the Dedicated Group as an integral part of WG WSIS, open only to all Member States, in accordance with Resolution 75 (WTSA, 2008), and Council Resolution 1282 (Mod. 2008). Council 2012 Resolution 1344 decided the modality of the open consultation for the Group. 2009 Council Resolution 1305 invites Member States to recognize the scope of work of ITU on international Internet-related public policy matters, represented by the list of topics in Annex 1 which was established in accordance with decisions of ITU membership at the Plenipotentiary Conference, Council and world conferences; and to elaborate their respective position on each of the international Internet-related public policy issues referenced in the list of topics and to contribute actively to the work of ITU on these issues. For more information see Council Working Group Website.
 

ITU Focal Points


Focal Points For
WSIS Action Lines


Focal Points For Other WSIS Outcomes Relevant To ITU

 

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