First WSIS+10 Review Event - February 2013
UNESCO hosted the 1st WSIS+10 Review meeting "Towards inclusive Knowledge Societies for Peace and Sustainable Development", Paris, 25-27 February 2013.
As the host of the WSIS+10 Review Event, UNESCO, together with its partners, addressed the major challenges in building Knowledge Societies for sustainable development. This first multi-stakeholder review event looked at the WSIS Action Lines’ achievements, and analyzed recent developments as well as forecasts. Recommendations were also made to the post-2015 process.
Post-2015 Development Agenda
UN Group on the Information Society
UNESCO, together with other UN agencies, OECD and the World Bank, coordinates international ICT initiatives.
During the WSIS Forum 2013 The United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS), chaired by UNESCO, adopted the joint statement on the Post-2015 Development Agenda process in consultation with all 30 UNGIS members.
UNESCO at the IGF Istanbul
The 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance" will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 1 to 5 September 2014.
UNESCO is (co-)organizing or contributing to the following sessions:
- Monday, September 1
2:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.: High-Level Leader Meeting – Main Plenary Hall
- Tuesday, September 2
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: WS93: One World, Diverse Content and Flexible Access
2:30 p.m. – 17:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremony – Main Plenary Hall
- Wednesday, September 3
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Main/Focus Session: Policies enabling Access, Growth and Development on the Internet - Main Meeting Room
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Launch UNESCO publication Digital Safety of journalists (room 10)
WS193: The Press Freedom Dimensions of Internet Governance (room 10)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: WS201: Building Local Content Creation Capacity: Lessons Learned [CB]
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: WS11: Languages on the move: Deploying multilingualism in the net
- Thursday, September 4
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: UNESCO Open Forum- Multi-stakeholder Consultation on UNESCO’s Comprehensive Study on the Internet
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: WS97: Will Cyberspace fragment along national jurisdictions?
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: WS91: Launch of an African Declaration on Internet Rights&Freedoms
- Friday, September 5
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: WS21: Intermediaries’ role and good practice in protecting FOE
UNESCO at the WSIS Forum 2013
The 5th edition of WSIS Forum took place at ITU headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 to 17 May 2013.
- C7 E-learning: ''Technology, Broadband and Education: Advancing the Education for All Agenda, Broadband Commission Report''
- C9 Media: ''Internet Universality: Conceptualizing evolving mediascape and updating strategies for post-2015''
- C3 Access, C7 E-science, C8 Cultural and language diversity, C10 Ethical dimensions of the Information Society: ''UNESCO's continued Action Line facilitation: Presenting action taken and listening to stakeholders''
- Plenary: WSIS+10 Visioning