International Organizations and Open Access


**Coffee will be served before the workshop**

Session 245

11:00–13:00, Monday, 12 June 2017 Room M1, ITU Montbrillant Thematic Workshop

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Facilitating access to content produced by International Organizations

International organizations produce a wealth of data and content such as images, videos, reports, scientific results.  An increasing number of them have adopted an Open Access policy to facilitate the distribution and re-use of their material.

Representatives from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN); the European Spacial Agency (ESA); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the World Bank; the World Health Organization (WHO); and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will discuss their intention, strategies and their policies in this field.


Charlotte Beauchamp, WIPO


  • Marco Trovatello, ESA (remote participation)
  • Salvatore Mele, CERN
  • Ian Denison, UNESCO
  • John Cummings, Wikimedia-UNESCO
  • Lise McLeod, WIPO
  • Ian Coltart, WHO
  • Stephen Wyber, IFLA
  • Andrea Stojanov, ADB

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C9 logo C9. Media

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


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