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The following rules shall apply to all
parallel events which are held inside the Summit Perimeter of the World Summit
on the Information Society at the Kram PalExpo, Tunis:
- All Event Organizers and participants
should observe the rules for allocation of facilities to parallel events
inside the Summit perimeter, as decided by the Joint Committee and available
on the WSIS website at
http://www.itu.int/wsis/docs2/tunis/parallel/rules.doc The Event
Organizer shall ensure that the Event and its participants address the theme
presented in the application for facilities, and shall not deviate from it.
- All parallel events shall be open to
participants with a WSIS badge or a WSIS media badge, subject to space
availability, and with the exception of Roundtables.
- Event Organizers may reserve a limited
number of seats for members of their own organization and special guests. An
ample number of seats should always remain available for other participants
and for the media.
- Only accredited media participants with a
media badge are allowed to film inside a parallel events room.
- Event Organizers shall take special care
to ensure the orderly conduct of Events, in particular:
- In case of panel discussions and
expert panels, the Event Organizer shall take care, to the extent
possible, that there is a balanced composition of the panel.
- The Event Organizer shall leave
adequate time for discussion and, during the discussion period, give the
floor to delegates representing different points of view.
- The chair of the Event shall take all
necessary precautions that the discussions are held in an atmosphere of
mutual respect, fairness, tolerance and non-violence.
- The chair shall at all times see to it
that the discussion allows for an open dialogue and an exchange of
ideas, and that this exchange takes place on a non-discriminatory basis.
Persons trying to hinder other persons to express freely their opinion
should be called to order.
- The Event Organizer will inform UN
Security if a person or persons hinder excessively the normal proceedings of
an Event by using consistently and repeatedly offensive language or clearly
abusing their status of a delegate or delegates of an accredited entity in a
pattern of acts or speeches contrary to the purpose and principles of the
United Nations including unsubstantiated or politically motivated acts
against Member States of the United Nations incompatible with those purposes
and principles (Article 57 a of the ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31). The
Secretary-General of the Summit will decide on any necessary measures,
including confiscation of badges, and may report to the ECOSOC Secretariat
in case the delegate or delegates are registered by an entity in
consultative status with ECOSOC.