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ITU advises that media accreditation is now open for:

·      World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF-13) & WTPF High-Level
Strategic Dialogue

·      World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013

Accredit now

Geneva, 26 February 2013 – Media accreditation is now open for two important events taking place in Geneva during the week of 13-17 May: the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013 (WSIS Forum, May 13-17), and the World Telecommunication Policy Forum (May 14-16) & WTPF High-Level Strategic Dialogue (May 13).

Welcoming an expected 1,200+ delegates, WSIS Forum 2013 will focus the upcoming WSIS+10 Review, looking at national, regional and global progress in meeting connectivity targets in areas such as health, education, gender empowerment and the environment.

The World Telecommunication Policy Forum is a high-level international event promoting an exchange of views on key policy issues arising from today's fast changing information and communication technology (ICT) environment. The theme of this 5th WTPF is International Internet-related Public Policy Matters. It will be preceded by a High-Level Strategic Dialogue featuring expert panel discussions around the topic of global broadband access.


World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013

5th World Telecommunication Policy Forum & High-Level Dialogue


13-17 May 2013


ITU headquarters and CICG, Geneva, Switzerland


WSIS Forum and WTPF are together expected to attract over 2,000 representatives from 140 countries spanning government, the private sector, civil society and UN agencies.

Media information:

UN press accreditation is valid, but UN-accredited media must register in order to obtain an event badge.

 All other media must officially apply for accreditation: www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/index.aspx?lang=en

A single accreditation will be valid for both events .Please note that a valid event badge will be obligatory to access both venues.

Media accreditation for these events closes at 17:00 CET 5 May 2013.

For more information, please visit www.itu.int or contact:

Accreditation queries: Event queries:
Soraya Abino Quintana
ITU Media Accreditation
telephone +41 22 730 6039
email pressreg@itu.int
Sarah Parkes

Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU
telephone +41 22 730 6039
email sarah.parkes@itu.int
  WSIS Forum
Sanjay Acharya

Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU
telephone +41 22 730 5046
email sanjay.acharya@itu.int


Note for media: please register in ITU’s video newsroom for access to broadcast quality footage and news packages at http://www.itu.int/en/newsroom/Pages/videos.aspx


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