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Establish an Inclusive, Shared and Open Information Environment, Ensure All Enjoy Information Civilization

Internet Society of China

For a long time, China has paid high attention to people’s benefit. Government, non-governmental organization and related enterprises make great efforts to guarantee citizens’ development and make sacrifice to the society, share the common right of social development.

China has the largest population and information in the world. The number of Netizens is 688 million, which is half of the national population and one fifth of global Netizens. China make a remarkable achievement in communication facilities construction and information accessibility.

In recent years, China related sections and organizations work together with enterprises on designing of national information accessibility public service system, support government website on accessibility construction, provide solution and technology to socialize website, and build information equity authentication service system. At the same time, with the guidance of Internet+ information strategy, driven by Internet + mobile government, forming the mobile terminal accessible access system, realize the interconnectivity.

In addition, China also carry out policies, standards and laws, regulations to enhance international communication and cooperation, launch many public benefit activities, promote the prosperity of accessibility.

We hope through this forum, related organizations will hold the world information accessibility forum, discuss information society plugging the digital gap, promote digital civilization and share information scientific and technological achievement.

By conducting thorough exploration and research on information accessibility in new intelligent life era, the forum is an exchange platform for multi-stakeholder to effectively promote information accessibility in the information society.

Moderator

Ping Wu

Speakers / panellists
  • Mr. Edmond Keung, Deputy General Manager,Information Technology Resource Centre (ITRC),The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS)
  • Ms. Tian Li, Associate Professor, Peking University
  • Gunela Astbrink, the Principal of GSA
  • Chang Huang, Deputy Diretor, China  Information Accessibility Public Service Platform
  • Jian Luo, Technical Manager, Beijing Guoxing  Information Technology Center
Link to WSIS Action Lines
  • C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • C6. Enabling environment
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-learning
  • C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • C11. International and regional cooperation

The Tunis Agenda for the Information Society mentioned that the resolution in the quest to ensure that everyone can benefit from the opportunities those information communications technologies can offer.

Link to the Sustainable Development Process
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Information is an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life: education, employment, commerce, industry, health care, recreation etc. It's essential that information be accessible in order to provide intelligent life for people with disability or vulnerable groups. The Tunis Agenda for the Information Society mentioned that the resolution in the quest to ensure that everyone can benefit from the opportunities those information communications technologies can offer. By conducting thorough exploration and research on information accessibility in new intelligent life era, the forum is an exchange platform for multi-stakeholder to effectively promote information accessibility in the information society.

Session 184
  • Thursday, 09:00 – 10:45
  • Popov Room 2, ITU Tower
  • Thematic Workshop

WSIS Forum 2016 | WSIS Action Lines: Supporting the Implementation of SDGs
2–6 May 2016, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland