WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform

Submissions for the Fourth Physical meeting of the WSIS+10 MPP available here.

The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be an extended version of the WSIS Forum. It is designed to review the progress made in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes under the mandates of participating agencies, and to take stock of achievements in the last 10 years based on reports of WSIS Stakeholders, including those submitted by countries, Action Line Facilitators and other stakeholders.

The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will review the WSIS Outcomes (2003 and 2005) related to the WSIS Action Lines with the view of developing proposals on a new vision beyond 2015, potentially including new targets. This process will take into account the decisions of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.

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Open Consultation Process

The preparatory process is an open and inclusive consultation among WSIS Stakeholders (governments, private sector, civil society, international organizations and relevant regional organizations) focused on developing multistakeholder consensus on two draft Outcome Documents, the thematic aspects, and innovations on the format of the Event. The two draft Outcome Documents, to be developed during the open consultation process and submitted for consideration by the WSIS+10 High-Level Event are:

  • Draft WSIS+10 Statement on the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes.

  • Draft WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015 under mandates of participating agencies

» Background and Input Documents

» The Six Phases

» Final Brief

 

WSIS Action Lines and Action Line Facilitators

Background

The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be an extended version of the WSIS Forum to address the progress made in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes related to the WSIS Action Lines under mandates of the participating agencies, while providing a platform for multistakeholder coordination of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes, with involvement and participation of all WSIS action line facilitators, other UN agencies and all WSIS stakeholders.

The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will review the WSIS Outcomes (2003 and 2005) , in particular, related to the Action Lines with a view to developing proposals on a new vision beyond 2015, potentially also exploring new targets. The meeting will be organized taking into account decisions of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.

This open and inclusive open consultation process will result in:

  • Draft Outcome Documents for consideration by the WSIS+10 High-Level Event:

    • Draft WSIS+10 Statement on the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes.

    • Draft WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015 under mandates of participating agencies

    >> Official Submission Form #1

  • Multistakeholder guidance on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format of the WSIS+10 High-Level Event.

    >> Offcial submission Form #2

 

Input Documents

Six Phases

The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS+10 High-Level Event is structured in six phases as follows:

 

Phase I

Initiation of the Open Consultation Process

July 2013

Initiation of the Open Consultation Process: stakeholders are invited to submit inputs for the Draft Outcome Documents and proposals on themes & innovative approaches at the Event

Official Submissions

 

 

 

Phase II

First Physical Meeting

7-8 October 2013, Room C, ITU Headquarters, Geneva

The First Physical Meeting of the Open Consultation Process was held on 7-8 October 2013 at ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Remote participation facilities were made available for this meeting.

Proposed Zero Draft Outcome Documents

Considered by the First Physical Meeting

 

 

Phase III

Second Physical Meeting

16-18 December 2013, Room Popov, ITU Headquarters, Geneva

The Second Physical Meeting of the Open Consultation on WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be held on 16-18 December 2013 in the Popov Room, ITU Headquarters Geneva. Remote Participation will be an integral component of this meeting.

Towards the Third Physical Meeting: Next Steps and Deadlines

  • 17 January 2014 / 24 January 2014 (cutting deadline) - All Stakeholders: Submission of comments and proposals

  • 25 January 2014 – 2 February 2014 - Secretariat: Compilation of comments and proposals

  • 3 February 2014 - Secretariat: Publication of compilation of comments and proposals on the website

  • 17 - 18 February 2014 (ITU Headquarters) - Third Physical Meeting of the MPP-WSIS+10

  • 14 - 17 April 2014 (ITU Headquarters) - Fourth Physical Meeting of the MPP-WSIS+10

 

 

 

Phase IV

Third Physical Meeting

17-18 February 2014, Room Popov, ITU Headquarters, Geneva

The Third Physical Meeting of the Open Consultation on WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be held on 17-18 February 2014 in ITU Headquarters Geneva. Remote Participation will be an integral component of this meeting.

Outcome of the Third Physical Meeting: WSIS+10 MPP Timeline and Way Forward

  1. WSIS+10 Statement (Chapters A, B and C):

    Vice Chair's (Egypt) - draft proposal:

    • Published online on 7 March 2014
      available here

    • Deadline for receiving comments: 21 March

    • Deadline for publishing compilation of comments: 25 March

  2. First Readings of all Action lines and the zero drafts of Chapters A, B and E of Vision:

    • Already online
      available here

    • Deadline for receiving comments: 21 March

    • Deadline for publishing compilation of comments: 25 March

  3. Executive Summaries of AL Reports:

    • Published online on 1 March (ITU Action Lines C2, C5 and C6)
      available here

    • Published online on 10 March (Other Action Lines)
      available here

  4. Chairman’s Summary of WSIS+10 MPP Third Physical Meeting:

 

Phase V

Fourth Physical Meeting


14-17 April 2014, Popov Room, ITU Headquarters, Geneva

Please note that based on several requests from WSIS Stakeholders the fourth physical meeting of the WSIS+10 High-Level Event MPP has been shortened to 4 days. Consequently the final dates of the forth physical meeting are 14-17 April 2014 and the working hours of the meeting have been extended in order to ensure sufficient time for accomplishing the tasks foreseen for this meeting. Proposed working hours are as follows 9:00-13:00 / 14:30-18:00 / 19:00-21:00.

 

Phase VI

Fifth Physical Meeting


28-31 May 2014, (venue to be confirmed)

 

 

Final Brief

Final Brief on the WSIS+10 High-Level Event / Outcomes of the open consultation published on the MPP website


Date to be announced, ITU Headquarters, Geneva

 

 

Registration for physical meetings

Please note that the registration information has been updated.

In view of the WSIS+10 High-Level Event to be held in Geneva (Switzerland), 10-13 June 2014, more physical preparatory meetings, as part of the WSIS+10 Open Consultation Process (Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform (MPP)), will be held in Geneva between April and June, and registration is necessary to participate in these meetings and the High-Level Event.

1. Accreditation Process

Accreditation is required to attend the MPPs and the High-Level Event.

Accreditation is a continuous process. An organization that has been granted accreditation to attend an MPP will normally be entitled to attend all subsequent MPPs and the High-Level Event, under the condition that the status of the entity and/or participant has not evolved since the last accreditation.

The following entities will be automatically accredited

  1. a Member State of the United Nations or of one of its Specialized Agencies;

  2. the European Union;

  3. any entity, intergovernmental organization and other entities that have received a standing invitation from the UN General Assembly to participate in the capacity of observers in the sessions and work of all international conferences convened under the UNGA auspices;

  4. the Specialized Agencies, the IAEA, the WTO, the OPCW and the CTBTO;

  5. other intergovernmental organizations invited by the ITU Secretary-General;

  6. interested organs of the United Nations;

  7. associate members of UN Regional Commissions;

  8. ITU Sector Members, Associates and Academia

  9. Non-governmental organizations, civil society and business sector entities that have physically attended WSIS Forum from 2010 to 2013 (under condition that their status has not evolved since their last accreditation).

Other non-governmental organizations, civil society and business sector entities not yet accredited, wishing to attend the MPPs and/or the High-Level Event, and contribute, need to fill out this form with the required information and send it to wsis-accreditation@itu.int. The deadline for submitting the accreditation application is two weeks before each event; participants who might need a visa are strongly recommended to complete the accreditation procedures early enough so to have sufficient remaining time to organize the visa process.

2. Registration

Please make sure you have read the accreditation process before registering.

Registration for all entities will be facilitated if done by focal point (DFP) of the respective entities. Therefore, we strongly encourage accredited entities to designate a DFP who will be responsible for handling registration of participants via username and password. Your organization needs to have been duly accredited before a Focal Point may be designated.

Designated Focal points: Click below to access online registration form for your delegation (Accessible only via the username & password you have received as a Focal point):

ITU Administration Member States will receive their usual username and password to access the online registration system. ITU Sector Members and other interested accredited entities (as mentioned from a. to i.) are kindly requested to contact sg-registration@itu.int in order to designate a focal point and receive a username and password.

Other accredited non-governmental organizations, civil society and business sector entities (non-ITU members) are encouraged to fill out this form to designate a DFP only once your entity has been duly accredited as indicated above under 1. Accreditation Process. Requests to designate a DFP coming from entities who have not been duly accredited beforehand will be ignored.

For smooth running, registration without going through focal points may still be possible. However, priority will be given to those registered through their Focal Point. Please note that if you have not recently been accredited to an ITU WSIS event, if you are not part of the entities mentioned under a. to i., or if you are not registered through a DFP, you will first be required to complete the questionnaire before your accreditation can be processed.

Then click here to access the open online registration forms:

Each accredited participant will receive an e-confirmation to the email address provided in the registration form. The e-confirmation will be the sole document provided for visa support.