Fourth Consultation on Action Line C8: Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content

18 May 2009 (16:00-17:30), ITU, Room B1, Montbrillant Building - Geneva, Switzerland

This session builded on the prior discussions of the High-level Panel (HLP), possibly continuing discussions on cultural and linguistic diversity-issues for “Accessing Knowledge” (prior HLP). The provisional agenda also includes a short stock taking exercise, with a discussion about 2008 activities in the framework of C8 (strategy, objectives, functions, content the means and reults of the International Year of Lanaguages 2008 (IYL 2008)). 

After this review, participants also discussed possibilities for joint future activities: After a short presentation of the new WSIS community platform, the following questions could be discussed: What can be acheived through the new online plateform? Is there room and real interest for effective collective team work, on what? Given the working methods already defined, how should the team , more concretely, apply these methods? The objective of this part of the meeting: is to define operational modalities for the next 12 months (fonctions, working methods and timeframe of the team work). 

Session format: power point presentation on strategy and online platform and on results of the IYL 2008 as an exemple of positive team work - and debate. Pls. contact: Mauro Rosi (m.rosi(at)unesco.org) for more information.

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