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ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP are pleased to invite you to the WSIS Forum 2010 scheduled to be held from 10 to 14 of May 2010 at the ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. This event builds upon the tradition of annual WSIS May meetings, and its new format is the result of open consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders.

The Forum will offer participants a series of diverse interactions, including high-level debates addressing critical issues to the WSIS implementation and follow-up in multi-stakeholder set-ups, WSIS Action Line facilitation meetings, thematic workshops, kick-off meetings for new initiatives and projects, knowledge exchanges facilitating networking among the participants, and others. The forum will provide structured opportunities to network, learn and to participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation.

Following the outcomes of the 2009 WSIS Action Line Facilitators meeting as well as following the exchange of views among several WSIS stakeholders, the organizers of the WSIS Forum, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP decided to call for an Open Consultation Process regarding the thematic focus of the Forum in the year 2010. The consultation was announced on 5 January 2010 and was structured in three steps as follows

Online discussions (5 January 5 February 2010 )
Submission of official contributions (5 February 2010 )
Final review meeting (10 February 2010)


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