WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+20 Forum High-Level Event


The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event will mark a significant milestone of twenty years of progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, which took place in two phases — Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005. Twenty years ago WSIS set the framework for global digital cooperation with a vision to build people-centric, inclusive, and development-oriented information and knowledge societies.

The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event will serve as a platform for multistakeholder discussions with the objective to take stock of the achievements and key trends, challenges and opportunities since the Geneva Plan of Action in 2003.

The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event is scheduled to be held from 27 to 31 May 2024, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD and co-hosted by ITU and the Swiss Confederation, with the support of remote participation.

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Healthy Ageing Innovation Prize

The WSIS Healthy Ageing Innovation Prize’s fourth edition focusses on ICTs that specifically address the needs of people 60+ to achieve and sustain an active and engaged life as they age. Interested stakeholders are invited to make submissions starting by 15 April 2024.

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Photo Contest

Building a collage of ICT for Sustainable Development photographs from around the world demonstrating how ICTs are playing an enabling role in achieving the SDGs. The three winning entries from the WSIS Photo Contest will be awarded and presented at the WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event.

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WSIS Prizes 2024

From 10 October 2023 to 31 January 2024, all WSIS stakeholders are invited to submit related projects to the WSIS Prize contest. The contest was developed as a mechanism to evaluate projects and activities that leverage the power of ICTs to advance sustainable development.

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The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event will serve as a platform to review the progress, achievements, challenges, and opportunities of the WSIS follow-up process. Explore the benefits of becoming a partner and available packages.