Open Consultation Process
Following the outcomes of the WSIS Action
Line Facilitators meetings held since 2006, and the exchange of
views amongst several WSIS stakeholders, the organizers of the
WSIS Forum, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP are pleased to announce
herewith the Open Consultation Process on the thematic aspects
and innovations on the format of the WSIS Forum 2015.
This process aims at ensuring the
participatory and inclusive spirit of the WSIS Forum 2015,
scheduled to be held from 25–29 May 2015 at the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva. This process actively
engages governments, civil society, the private sector and
intergovernmental organizations in the preparatory process and
ensures broad ownership and a constant evolution of this Forum.
The Agenda and Programme of the WSIS Forum is built on the
submissions received from multi-stakeholders during the Open
ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP invited all
WSIS Stakeholders to contribute to the Open Consultation Process
on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format of the
WSIS Forum 2015. Invitation to contribute to the Open Consultation Process
From 30 November 2014 until 6 February 2015, all stakeholders were invited to contribute
their formal inputs towards shaping the themes and format of the WSIS Forum 2015. The
ITU-WSIS Secretariat received more than 120 submissions containing proposals for the thematic
workshops, including binding requests for partnerships, workshops, exhibition spaces and so on.
The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS
Forum 2015 is structured in five phases as follows:
Opening of the
30 November 2014
The 6 February 2015.
for submission was
First Physical Meeting
30 January 2015
The first physical meeting of the Open Consultation Process was held on 30 January 2015 at the ITU
Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Remote participation
facilities were made available for this meeting.
6 February 2015
Deadline for Submission of Official Contributions and Binding
Requests for Workshops.
Final Review Meeting
2 March 2015
The final review meeting of the Open Consultation Process was held on 2 March 2015.
Remote participation facilities were made available
for this meeting.
24 April 2015
The Final Briefing on the WSIS Forum 2015 was held on 24
April 2015 at the ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Remote
participation facilities were made available for this meeting.
Please note that the dates for the
physical meetings in 2015 are indicative and may be changed.
Please refer to this page for updates.
WSIS Forum 2015 | Innovating Together: Enabling ICTs for Sustainable Development
25–29 May 2015, International
Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des
Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland