UNESCO’s Deputy Director-General, Mr Engida, at the Opening Ceremony of the WSIS Forum 2014. © UNESCO

Post-2015 Development Agenda

2015 is a turning point year. Members States are about to adopt a new Sustainable Development Agenda that will guide development work over the next 15 years. The implementation of WSIS Action Lines can contribute substantially to achieving the future Sustainable Development Goals. Ideas on how UNESCO’s Action Line could contribute are outlined in the attached document.

The United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS’) Joint Statement is a collective contribution of 30 Intergovernmental Organizations to the dialogue on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Joint Statement: English ǀ French ǀ Arabic

2015 Events

UNESCO and WSIS Action Lines

The Geneva Plan of Action, which was agreed at the first WSIS Summit in 2003, identified eighteen areas of activity in which governments, civil society entities, businesses and international organizations could work together to achieve the potential of ICTs for development.

UNESCO is responsible for six of Action Lines as listed below: