Key Highlights and Announcements


Session 388

14:00–15:15 CEST (UTC+02:00), Friday, 17 July 2020 Information Session

Starting on the 22nd of June, the Virtual WSIS Forum 2020 garnered a lot of interest and excitement from across the world over the past three weeks – attracted around 4000 attendees who took part in 50 virtual sessions organised by multistakeholders to highlight ICTs for Development, WSIS Action Lines for advancing the achievement of the SDGs.

This session will provide an opportunity for the workshop organizers to present the key highlights and outcomes of their workshops at the Virtual WSIS Forum 2020.

Mr. Malcolm Johnson
Mr. Malcolm Johnson Deputy Secretary-General International Telecommunication Union

H.E. Mr. Gustavo Montalvo
H.E. Mr. Gustavo Montalvo Chairman WSIS Forum 2020 Minister of the Presidency, Dominican Republic

H.E. Ms. Katrina Naut
H.E. Ms. Katrina Naut Ambassador Permanent Representative, Mission Dominican Republic, Geneva

Ms. Gitanjali Sah
Ms. Gitanjali Sah Policy and Strategy Adviser International Telecommunication Union Moderator

Ms. Karen McCabe
Ms. Karen McCabe Senior Director, Public Affairs and Marketing IEEE

Mr. Michael W. Hodin, Ph.D.
Mr. Michael W. Hodin, Ph.D. CEO Global Coalition on Aging

Ms. Reine Essobmadje
Ms. Reine Essobmadje Co-Founder Digital Coalition

Dr. Haruo Okamura
Dr. Haruo Okamura President Global plan Inc., Japan

Ms. Moira de Roche Holmes
Ms. Moira de Roche Holmes IFIP IP3 Chair IFIP (South Africa)

Prof. NK Goyal
Prof. NK Goyal President CMAI Association of India

Mr. Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen
Mr. Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen EGOV Adviser UNU-EGOV (Portugal)

Ms. Sanja Fabrio
Ms. Sanja Fabrio Co-Founder and Managing Director RegHorizon, Switzerland

Mr. Farid Lozada
Mr. Farid Lozada CEO Abba Colombia

Dr. Akber Abid Gardezi
Dr. Akber Abid Gardezi Assistant Professor COMSATS University, Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology

Ms. Yvette Ramos
Ms. Yvette Ramos President Swiss Engineering Geneva, Switzerland, WOMENVAI

Dr. Rakesh L.
Dr. Rakesh L. Professor & Head Jain Institute of Technology, India

Ms. Natalia Vicente
Ms. Natalia Vicente Head of Public Affairs ESOA

Dr. Pavan Duggal
Dr. Pavan Duggal Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Honorary Chancellor of Cyberlaw University , Conference Director, International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity and Chairman, International Commission on Cyber Security Law Cyberlaw University & International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity, India

Dr. Houda Ounnas
Dr. Houda Ounnas MBBS, MRCGP, FRACGP, DOccMed, London, UK

WSIS Action Lines
  • AL C1 logo C1. The role of governments 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 use of ICTs
  • AL C6 logo C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C7 E–GOV logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-government
  • AL C7 E–BUS logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-business
  • AL C7 E–LEA logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-learning
  • AL C7 E–HEA logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-health
  • AL C7 E–EMP logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-employment
  • AL C7 E–ENV logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-environment
  • AL C7 E–AGR logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-agriculture
  • AL C7 E–SCI logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — 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
Sustainable Development Goals
  • Goal 1 logo Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2 logo Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3 logo Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4 logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5 logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6 logo Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7 logo Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8 logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9 logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10 logo Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11 logo Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12 logo Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13 logo Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14 logo Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15 logo Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16 logo Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17 logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development