The WSIS Forum builds upon the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Overall
Review of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes (UNGA Resolution 70/125),
which recognized the necessity of holding this Forum on an annual basis and
called for a close alignment between WSIS and the Sustainable Development
Goals (SDG) processes. The WSIS Forum will therefore serve as a key forum
for discussing the role of ICTs as a means of implementation of the
Sustainable Development Goals and targets, with due regard to the global
mechanism for follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
for Sustainable Development (UNGA Resolution A/70/1).
Policy Statements will be delivered during the High-Level Track (13-14 June 2017)
of the WSIS Forum 2017 by high-ranking officials of the WSIS Stakeholder
community, representing the Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Academia
and International Organizations. The high-level track will consist of the
opening segment, interactive policy dialogues, ministerial round table, and a
high-level networking programme. Policy statement sessions will be moderated by
high-level track facilitators and will be grouped around different themes
identified as important by the WSIS Stakeholders during the open consultation
Minister of Youth and ICT
View the more 100 confirmed high-level speakers.
WSIS Forum 2017 Chairman & High-Level Track Facilitators
The WSIS Forum 2017 Chairman and the 14 WSIS Forum 2017 High-Level Track Facilitators announced.
High-Level Policy Sessions
Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Academia and International Organization are invited to register for a speaking slot for their high-level officials.
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Call for Official Submissions to the WSIS Secretariat on the Thematic
Aspects and Innovations on the Format.
• Share your views the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the forum
• Recommend speakers
• Request thematic workshops
• Request exhibition stalls
Call for Major Stakeholder Coordination Mechanisms following the WSIS
Process to Identify and Nominate High-Level Track Facilitators (HLTFs)
for the WSIS Forum 2017.