High-Level Policy Statements

World Summit on the Information Society +10 (WSIS+10) High-Level Event will be held in ITU Headquarters, Geneva, 10-13 June 2014. A series of pre-event meetings will also be held on 9 June 2014. The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be an extended version of the WSIS Forum and is expected to endorse the “WSIS+10 Statement on Implementation of WSIS Outcomes” and the “WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015”. These Outcome Documents are, at present, being developed in an open and inclusive preparatory process (WSIS+10 MPP).

The Event will build upon two tracks, the High-Level Track, consisting of formal statements, handing over of prizes, and endorsement of the Outcome Documents, and the Forum Track. Building upon the tradition of annual WSIS Forum May meetings, the Forum track’s format and thematic focus are the result of an open consultation process with the involvement of all WSIS Stakeholders. This will offer participants a series of high-level panels, a ministerial round table, action line facilitation meetings, country workshops, thematic workshops and knowledge exchanges, as well as an exhibition. The Forum track will address issues that are critical to WSIS implementation and follow-up in multi-stakeholder settings. It will include discussions on implementation of WSIS related activities beyond 2015.

The High-Level Track (HLT) will be held on 10th and 11th June 2014 and will provide a special platform for high-ranking officials of WSIS Stakeholders, Government, Private Sector, Civil Society and International Organization to express their views on the achievements, challenges and recommendations on the implementation of WSIS Action Lines, emerging trends and matters of strategic importance to the development of the telecommunication and information and communication technology sector. In addition four High-Level Dialogues will be held on 12th June 2014.

Speaking slots will be allocated according to ITU protocol. Because of time constraints, speakers will be limited to maximum three minutes. However, the longer version of the statement will be posted below.

For further details, please contact WSIS Secretariat at wsis-info@itu.int.

Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, 10 June, 09h00 - 10h30, Room 1, CICG

High-Level Opening Session by UN Facilitators

Tuesday, 10 June, 10h30 - 11h30, Room 1, CICG

Policy Statements: Session One

Tuesday, 10 June, 14h30 - 18h30, Room 1, CICG

Policy Statements: Session Two

Wednesday, 11 June, 09h00 - 12h00, Room 1, CICG