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Annual Forum follows up on World Summit on the Information Society
High-level exchanges aim at speeding up implementation of Summit outcomes

What:

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum:
Co-hosted by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP

When:

18−22 May 2009. Opening ceremony 18 May, 09:00 am.

Where:

ITU, Geneva, Switzerland

Why:

The WSIS Forum builds upon the tradition of annual follow-up meetings for the implementation of WSIS outcomes, scheduled in May (around World Telecommunication and Information Society Day to mark ITUís founding in 1865).

Six high-level panels will address issues critical to the multi-stakeholder WSIS implementation and follow-up process:

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ICTs for MDGs

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Accessing Knowledge

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Financial mechanisms in the economic downturn

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Cybersecurity

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Climate change and ICTs

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ICT applications for a better life

The Forum provides opportunities to network and participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation. These include meetings for facilitators, thematic workshops and speed exchanges on critical issues.

Who:

WSIS Action Line facilitators from key UN agencies; governments; private sector; civil society.

Media information:

Press opportunity to meet stakeholders on 18 May, 12:30 − 13:00.
UN Press accreditation is valid. Others must seek accreditation at
pressinfo
@itu.int (subject: WTISD-09).

For more information, please visit
www.itu.int/wsis/implementation/2009/forum/geneva/index.html

or contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, M
edia Relations
and Public Information ITU.

Tel: +41 22 730 5046
Mobile: +41 79 249 4861
E-mail:sanjay.acharya@itu.int

 

Jaroslaw Ponder
Coordinator of Strategies
and Policies ITU.
Tel: +41 22 730 6065
Mobile: +41 79 599 1405
E-mail:jaroslaw.ponder@itu.int

 

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