WSIS Forum 2010
2010 is a turning point towards the achievement of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) goals by 2015. WSIS Forum (10-14 May 2010, Geneva, Switzerland) is an important opportunity to review the progress made in the WSIS implementation since 2005 and to reconsider strategies for the next five years.
This event builds upon the tradition of annual WSIS May meetings, and its new format is the result of open consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders. It provides structured opportunities to learn, network, and participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on the WSIS implementation.
Moreover, this year’s Forum offers participants a series of diverse interactions, including high-level debates addressing critical issues of the WSIS implementation and follow-up in multi-stakeholder set-ups; WSIS Action Line facilitation meetings; thematic workshops; kick-off meetings for new initiatives and projects; knowledge exchanges facilitating networking among the participants, etc.
The Forum is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP. UNESCO is responsible for a high-level debate on social networking and for interactive sessions on the following Action Lines:
- C3 & C7: Access to scientific information;
- C3: ICTs and persons with disabilities;
- C3: ICT and gender
- C7: Education and ICTs
- C8: Multilingualism
- C8: Indigenous Peoples – a thematic workshop
- C9: Community media for disaster preparedness and;
- C10: Info ethics.