This session will focus on the strategic ways governments and partners leverage ICTs, raising key challenges and gaps, identifying digital capacities to prioritize based on needs on the ground, and the synergies necessary to support those. The discussions will be addressing the two major challenges of advancing the world's digital transformation: achieving universal connectivity and enabling meaningful connectivity.
Wednesday, 11 October, 13:30-15:00 (JST/UTC+9) / 06:30-08:00 (CEST/UTC+2)
IGF 2023, Workshop Room 9 (Room C-2), Kyoto International Conference Centre, Kyoto, Japan
This session, organised by the UNGIS, World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and Peru, will address the two major challenges of advancing the world's digital transformation: enabling universal meaningful connectivity and developing the competencies to address related risks and to harness its opportunities across UNGIS’ fields of competence.
18 July, 13:15-14:30 EDT (New York Time) / 19:15–20:30 CEST
HLPF 2023, Conference Room C, UN Headquarters, New York
ICTs are rapidly transforming societies and economies, with potential to address complex and interconnected development challenges and build a sustainable future for all as envisioned in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More needs to be done to leverage the development potential of digital technologies.
This session will focus on the strategic ways governments and partners leverage ICTs, raising key challenges and gaps, identifying digital capacities to prioritize based on needs on the ground, and the synergies necessary to support those.
5 March 2023, 17:15 - 18:45 AST, Doha time (15:15 - 16:45 CET, Geneva time)
Auditorium 3, Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar
This side event, co-organized by WSIS and UNGIS, will focus on how the ICTs and the WSIS cooperation can help accelerate the SDGs, learning from the COVID-19 experience to build an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable societies and economies. It is important to strengthen partnerships and digital cooperation towards achieving goals and targets across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
31 January 2023, 08:30-09:45 EST, New York time / 14:30-15:45 CET, Geneva time | Recording
As the Vice-chair of the UNGIS and Chair of the WSIS Regional Commission Group for 2022-2023, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in collaboration with the current chair ITU and the vice-chairs UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP will organize a session at the African Internet governance forum (AFIGF) to discuss:
- UNGIS Action Plan 2022-2023 implementation progress. Highlight each agency's diverse contributions to achieving SDGs through ICT and toward the common agenda.
- What role can this body play in coordinating outcomes from Multi-stakeholder processes like WSIS and IGF to accelerate and shape the Global Digital Compact principles through tapping into our respective resources
- Ensure participation and involvement of the UNGIS’s members in the preparation of several events (IGF 2022, Africa WSIS Forum 2022 Regional Review meeting, etc.)
18 July from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm (EAT) | Recording