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Ten-year review of World Summit on the Information Society actions by
 WSIS+10 High-Level Event in Geneva, 10-13 June 2014

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PRESS CONFERENCE: 11 June at 12:15 pm

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Geneva, 09 June 2014 – The ten-year review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society will be the focus of the WSIS+10 High-Level Event in Geneva, 10-13 June 2014. Policy-makers, including Government Ministers and leaders from civil society, academia, business, and international organizations will address the progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005.

What: 

WSIS+10 High-Level Event
World Summit on the Information Society ten-year follow up meeting

When: 

10-13 June 2014 (PRESS CONFERENCE: 11 June, 12:15 pm at CICG)

Where: 

ITU Headquarters and CICG, Geneva (Badges to be collected at ITU Montbrillant Building)

Why:

 

WSIS+10 High-Level Event will review progress in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes under the mandates of participating agencies, and to take stock of achievements in the last 10 years. It will also review the WSIS Outcomes (2003 and 2005), in particular related to the Action Lines with a view to developing proposals on a new vision beyond 2015, and potentially also exploring new targets in the following outcome documents:

·    WSIS+10 Statement on Implementation of WSIS Outcomes

·    WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015 under the mandates of participating agencies

Who:

 

Co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, with engagement of FAO, ILO, ITC, UNDESA, UNEP, UNODC, UPU, UN Women, WMO, WHO, WFP, WIPO, UN Regional Commissions.

The WSIS+10 meeting is expected to attract high-level policy-makers, including 100 Government ministers, civil society leaders, academics, business, and international organizations.

For more information, please see www.wsis.org/forum or contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU
telephone +41 22 730 5046
tel + 41 79 249 4861
email sanjay.acharya@itu.int 
 
       

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