Moderated High-Level Policy Session 10

Session 287

09:00–10:00, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Room C, ITU Tower Captioning Interpretation: E/F/R/S/C/A High-Level Policy Session

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Theme: Digital Economy and Trade

Moderator

High-Level Track Facilitator: Ms. Dominique Lazanski, Public Policy Director, GSM Association


Speakers/Panellists

  1. Chairman of WSIS Forum
  2. WSIS Action Line Facilitator - Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson, UNCTAD
  3. Armenia - H.E. Mr. Vahan Martirosyan, Minister, Minstry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies
  4. Portugal – H.E. Mr. Guilherme W. d’Oliveira Martins, Secretary of State of Infrastructure, Ministry of Planning and Infrastructure
  5. Singapore (Republic of) – Mr. Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive, Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)
  6. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – H.E. Mr. Julian Braithwaite, UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva
  7. World Economic Forum – Mr. Fadi Chehadé, Senior Advisor (Switzerland)
  8. Intervale – Dr. Yury G. Grin, Deputy Director General (Russian Federation)

The WSIS Forum builds upon the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Overall Review of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes (UNGA Resolution 70/125), which recognized the necessity of holding this Forum on an annual basis and called for a close alignment between WSIS and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) processes. The WSIS Forum will therefore serve as a key forum for discussing the role of ICTs as a means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, with due regard to the global mechanism for follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UNGA Resolution A/70/1).

Policy Statements will be delivered by high-ranking officials of the WSIS Stakeholder community, representing the Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Academia and International Organizations. Policy statement sessions will be moderated by High-Level Track Facilitators (HLTFs) and will be grouped around different themes identified as important by the WSIS Stakeholders during the open consultation process.

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C1 logo C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • AL C2 logo C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C5 logo C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • AL C6 logo C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C7 e-Gov logo C7. ICT Applications: E-government
  • AL C7 e-Bus logo C7. ICT Applications: E-business
  • AL C7 e-Lea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-learning
  • AL C7 e-Hea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-health
  • AL C7 e-Emp logo C7. ICT Applications: E-employment
  • AL C7 e-Env logo C7. ICT Applications: E-environment
  • AL C7 e-Agr logo C7. ICT Applications: E-agriculture
  • AL C7 e-Sci logo C7. ICT Applications: E-science
  • AL C8 logo C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • AL C9 logo C9. Media
  • AL C10 logo C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 1: No poverty logo Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger logo Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being logo Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Gender equality logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation logo Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy logo Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities logo Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities logo Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production logo Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Climate action logo Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14: Life below water logo Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15: Life on land logo Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions logo Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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