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World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2010

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World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2010 Poster

2010 is a turning point towards the achievement of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) goals by 2015. The upcoming WSIS Forum (10-14 May 2010, Geneva, Switzerland) will be 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 will provide structured opportunities to learn, network, and participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on the WSIS implementation.

Moreover, this year’s Forum will offer 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 being 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.


Type of Event Category 4- International Congress
Start 10.05.2010 07:00 local time
End 14.05.2010 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Wachholz, Cedric
Contact Cédric Wachholz and Mika Yamanaka
Country Switzerland
City Geneva
Venue ITU Headquarters
Street Palais des Nations
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
Estimated number of participants 900
Official Website WSIS Forum 2010 / Forum 2010 du SMSI
Link 1 WSIS Forum 2010 open consultation: Call for participation
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