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Publications in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2018
2018  

Each year, on the occasion of the WSIS Forum, 18 WSIS stakeholders are awarded WSIS Prizes, as a unique mark of global recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. To this end, 18 projects are selected as the most successful stories worldwide, under each category, to serve as best-practice models to be replicated by other stakeholders interested in information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011  
 
Report on the WSIS Stocktaking 2018
2018  

The tenth edition of the Report on WSIS Stocktaking set a new record of global multistakeholder engagement in implementation of WSIS action lines for SDGs. The Report was presented during the WSIS Forum 2018, 19-23 March 2018 in Geneva. The 2018 edition reflects more than 500 activities related to ICTs for development, submitted to the WSIS Stocktaking Platform, each one highlighting the efforts deployed by stakeholders involved in the implementation of the SDGs. The Report is based on the multistakeholder approach, including input from stakeholders from all over the world responding to ITU's official call in 2017 for Stocktaking updates and new entries.
Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2010   2008   2005  
 
WSIS Regional Stocktaking Report in Africa 2016-2018
2018  

Following the publication of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking series for the period 2014-2016 and its popular reception within the WSIS community, a new edition of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking emphasizing how ICTs are helping advance the Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2016-2018 in the Africa Region has been prepared and is now freely available in the formats below.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016  
 
WSIS Regional Stocktaking Report in the Americas 2016-2018
2018  

Following the publication of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking series for the period 2014-2016 and its popular reception within the WSIS community, a new edition of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking emphasizing how ICTs are helping advance the Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2016-2018 in the Americas Region has been prepared and is now freely available in the formats below.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016  
 
WSIS Regional Stocktaking Report in Asia and Pacific 2016-2018
2018  

Following the publication of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking series for the period 2014-2016 and its popular reception within the WSIS community, a new edition of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking emphasizing how ICTs are helping advance the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific Region has been prepared and is now freely available in the formats below.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016  
 
WSIS Regional Stocktaking Report in Arab States 2016-2018
2018  

Following the publication of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking series for the period 2014-2016 and its popular reception within the WSIS community, a new edition of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking emphasizing how ICTs are helping advance the Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2016-2018 in the Arab States Region has been prepared and is now freely available in the formats below.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016  
 
WSIS Regional Stocktaking Report in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 2016-2018
2018  

Following the publication of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking series for the period 2014-2016 and its popular reception within the WSIS community, a new edition of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking emphasizing how ICTs are helping advance the Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2016-2018 in the CIS Region has been prepared and is now freely available in the formats below.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016  
 
WSIS Regional Stocktaking Report in Europe 2016-2018
2018  

Following the publication of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking series for the period 2014-2016 and its popular reception within the WSIS community, a new edition of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking emphasizing how ICTs are helping advance the Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2016-2018 in the Europe Region has been prepared and is now freely available in the formats below.
Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   2016  
 
Advancing sustainable Development through information and communication technologies: WSIS Action lines enabling SDGs
2015  

Available inelectronic file
 
Final WSIS Targets Review - Achievments, Challenges and the Way forward
2014  

Available inpaper   electronic file
 
WSIS Outcome Documents
2014  

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   04.2012   2011   02.2006  
 
WSIS+10 Visionning Challenge
2013  

Available inpaper   electronic file
 
WSIS Forum 2017: Outcome Document
2017  

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016   2013   2012  
 
WSIS Forum 2017: Programme Brochure
2017  

Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   2016   14-18 May 2012  
 
ITU Contribution to the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes
2016  

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2012   2011  
 
WSIS Action Line Roadmaps
2016  

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2010  
 
WSIS+5: Report on the World Summit on the Information Society Plus Five
2010  

This report provides information on the key initiatives and activities carried out by the three sectors of the Union (Standardization, Radiocommunication and the Development Sector) and the General Secretariat that have considerably enhanced the WSIS outcomes in the five years since 2005. The WSIS+5 report takes stock of all the WSIS-related activities carried out by ITU from 2005 to 2010. ITU's five-year contribution to the WSIS Implementation and Follow-up (2005-2010).
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A commitment to future generations
2009  

A compendium of extracts from statements of Heads of State and Government at the World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis, November 2005
Available inelectronic file
 
Visions for a better world
2008  

"This publication provides extracts from statements by Heads of State and Government at the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) that took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 10-12 December 2003. It is intended as a historical resource and as a vehicle to carry the messages of world leaders to a wider public. " A compendium of extracts from statements of Heads of State and Government at the World Summit on the Information Society, Geneva, 10-12 December 2003
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World Information Society Report 2007: Beyond WSIS
2007   Publication Notice with Order Form

The second edition of the World Information Society Report, published by ITU and UNCTAD, looks beyond WSIS to the creation of an inclusive, people-centred and development-oriented Information Society, open to all. The opening chapter looks at the challenges of measuring the ICT sector while chapter two examines progress in bridging the digital divide. Chapter three focuses on emerging trends in the information society worldwide and chapter four looks at national ICT strategies. Chapter five considers the threats to cybersecurity, while chapter six provides an update on WSIS implementation and presents a number of ICT success stories across the world . When purchased, the report is accompanied by a series of tables providing the latest statistics on the development of ICTs worldwide.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2006  
 
ITU WSIS Thematic Meeting: Building Digital Bridges
2005   Publication Notice with Order Form

This report looks at efforts by stakeholders at the local, national and international level to bridge the digital divide. It reviews the role of new technologies, multi-stakeholder partnerships and ICT indices in reducing the gap, taking an in-depth look at the cases of Australia, Hong Kong, India, Korea (Rep. of) and Malaysia. The report also proposes a methodology for the development of a composite Digital Opportunity Index (DOI).
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World Summit on the Information Society – Golden Book for the Tunis Phase
2005   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Golden Book is intended to promote new commitments in the field of ICTs that stakeholders have announced during the Tunis Phase of the WSIS. Launched in October 2005, the Golden Book brings together new initiatives, which complement those already underway and recorded in the WSIS stocktaking database.
Available inpaper  
 
ITU WSIS Thematic Meeting: Countering Spam
2004   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication presents the materials and conclusions of a thematic meeting on “Countering Spam” held by ITU from 7 to 9 July 2004, and forms part of the ITU New Initiatives Programme series. Among other things, the contributions delivered by the participants looked at the problem of finding a common approach to spam, and analyse issues ranging from technical solutions, different legislative approaches and international cooperation among different stakeholders. Also looked at is the problem of consumer awareness and education.
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Visions of the Information Society
2003   Publication Notice with Order Form

This book is aimed at presenting the major questions and challenges facing most societies in today's world. While we have endeavoured to present the themes at a level that is widely accessible, we hope that the high level of expertise makes this publication a useful contribution to people from all fields of specialization wishing to gain better insights into the benefits, challenges and risks of our information societies today and in the future. The spectacular development of information and communication technologies (ICT) has radically affected the way in which humans work, dialogue with each other, and go about their daily lives. It has transformed the global economy, heralding a new and dynamic "information society". But what are the real implications of the transformation? Greater security risks? Access to information for everyone, everywhere? This publication, consisting of a book containing expert analyses of different areas and a CD-ROM containing extensive background resources, electronic versions of studies and web references, provides a global reflection on the information society. The authors are renowned experts in their respective fields, and include leading academics and consultants of international repute. The major themes covered are: the perspectives of industrialized and developing countries; network security; ICTs for education; and rights management.
Available inCD/DVD   paper   electronic file
 
WSIS Forum 2018 - High-Level Track Outcomes and Executive Brief
2018  

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2017   2016  
 
Publications in the Context of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2005-2016
2017   Publication Notice with Order Form

The World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) represents the world's largest annual gathering of the 'ICT for development' community and facilitates the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. The information contained in this USB Key is a collection of WSIS actions which provides all the documents on outcomes, outreach, forum, reports and success stories from 2005 to 2016.
Available inusb key
 
Implementation of WSIS Action lines for Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world
2017  

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