Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format
Following the outcomes of the WSIS Action Line Facilitators meetings during the WSIS Forum 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; and the exchange of views amongst several WSIS Stakeholders; the organizers of the WSIS Forum, ITU, UNESCO,UNCTAD and UNDP are pleased to announce the Open Consultation Process on the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the WSIS Forum 2013.
This consultation process aims at ensuring the participatory and inclusive spirit of the WSIS Forum 2013, scheduled to be held from 13 to 17 May 2013 in Geneva, by actively engaging governments, civil society, the private sector and intergovernmental organizations in the preparatory process.
The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2013 is structured in five phases.
Phase I - 8 October 2012
Phase II - 16 November 2012
First Physical Meeting, 15h00-18h00, Room H, ITU Headquarters, Geneva
Phase III - 21 January 2013
- Deadline for the submission of the Official Contributions and binding requests for Workshops
- Deadline extended to 31 January
Phase IV - 15 February 2013
Final Review Meeting, 15h00-18h00 Room K, ITU Headquarters, Geneva
Phase V - 16 April 2013
Final Brief, 15h00-18h00 Room H, ITU Headquarters, Geneva