10.08.2011 - UNESCO Office in Venice/Communication and Information Sector

Your video message to the world towards WSIS Review 2015

© Darko Novakovic

What do you see as the major contribution brought by ICT? How would you like to see the WSIS review conducted? UNESCO calls for your short message to enrich the online discussion taking place on UNESCO’s social networking website, WSIS Platform of Communities. Your video message will help shaping an action plan towards the organization of the WSIS +10 meeting.

Within the framework of the WSIS 2015 Review Open Consultation, UNESCO is organizing a video message campaign to ensure the openness and inclusiveness of the WSIS multistakeholder set-up in its 2015 review preparatory process. This can offer an important opportunity for the UN Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) to hear the voice of all individuals, especially the youth, interested in the innovative use of information and communication technologies for sustainable development. It is your contribution that will help UNGIS to prepare an action plan defining the WSIS +10 preparatory process based on our common global vision of building inclusive knowledge societies.

Followed by 30-second brief statement on the major contribution brought by ICT for development, please address the following:

  1. What are your expectations for the outcome of WSIS Review 2015, and concrete proposals in this regard?
  2. What are your views on the progress made in implementing the WSIS outcomes?

Video messages can be:

  • recorded by mobile phone, webcam, digital camera, etc.;
  • up to 10 MB in size;
  • up to 3 minutes in length.

All video messages are available at:

http://www.wsis-community.org/pg/groups/15325/ungis-wsis-10-open-consultation-at-the-wsis-crowd-towards-knowledge-societies/

 

The closing date for the submission of your video message is 5 September 2011.

 

Attention: The membership to the WSIS Platform of Communities is required to upload your video: please send a registration request to wsiscommunity-invitation(at)unesco.org).

 

We look forward to your contribution.

 

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was the first-ever UN initiative to address digital divide and the potential of information and communication technologies for development. WSIS resulted in an action plan to build inclusive, open and development-oriented information/knowledge societies by identifying 11 areas of action to which a special attention needs to be paid. Our global efforts will be reviewed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.




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