Accreditation process for the WSIS Forum
Accreditation is required in order to attend the WSIS Forum 2016.
Accreditation is a continuous process. An organization that was granted
accreditation to attend the WSIS Forum 2015 will normally be entitled to
attend this year's Forum, under the condition that the status of the
entity and/or participant has not changed since the last accreditation.
In any case, ITU reserves the right to request new documents of
credentials if it deems necessary.
Participants employed by the following entities
will be automatically accredited (under condition that the link
between the participant and the entity is obvious):
- a Member State of the United Nations or of one of its
- the European Union;
- 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;
- the Specialized Agencies, the IAEA, the WTO, the OPCW and
- other intergovernmental organizations invited by the ITU
- interested organs of the United Nations;
- associate members of UN Regional Commissions;
- ITU Sector Members, Associates and Academia; and
- non-governmental organizations, civil society, and
business sector entities that have physically attended
WSIS Forum in 2015 (under condition that their status and
the status of the applicants has not evolved since their
Other non-governmental organizations, civil society, and business sector
entities not yet accredited or whose status has changed,
who wish to attend the WSIS Forum 2016 and contribute, need to
fill out this
e-questionnaire with the required information and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The latest deadline for submitting the
accreditation application is two weeks before the event (i.e. 18 April 2016);
participants who need a visa are strongly recommended to
complete the accreditation procedures early enough so to
have sufficient time remaining to organize their visa process (at least four
weeks before—i.e. by 1 April 2016).
Registration process for on-site participation
Please make sure you have read the accreditation process before registering.
Although individual registration remains possible, registration for
entities will be facilitated if done by a designated focal point
(DFP) (one per entity). 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. Also, participants
registered via a DFP have to be part of the entity or need to have a strong link
to the entity represented. Further credentials for an applicant may be requested
if the WSIS team deems necessary.
If you were already an accredited DFP last year: you should
normally have received an e-letter indicating your username & password to be
used in order to register your team for WSIS Forum 2016; should you not yet have received
your username & password for this year, or if the DFP details need to be updated, then kindly
Accredited DFPs can use the secured link below to access the
online registration form:
Non-accredited entities/individuals may still register via
the link below, but they will also be requested to complete the e-questionnaire:
Registration requests for non-accredited entities/individuals may not be answered if not
accompanied by the/or with an incomplete e-questionnaire.
Confirmation of registration: 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.