How can you take part in the WSIS+10 review process? How open is the process to non-governmental stakeholders? How different is the dynamic between Geneva, where a lot of the Internet governance discussions have been taking place, and New York, where the future of the WSIS will be discussed? How will the process of adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intersect with the WSIS?
To discuss these questions and others, please join us this Thursday, 28 May 2015, from 13:15 – 14:45 CET (UTC+2), either on-site at the WSIS Forum in Geneva or remotely. You can find all information on how to participate and to register here:
As my colleague Constance Bommelaer mentioned earlier this week, the Internet Society will be joining with ICC-BASIS, Global Partners Digital, the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Geneva Internet Platform to host this luncheon briefing on the topic of “The way forward for the WSIS+10 review process”.
Ever since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) concluded in 2005 in Tunis, the Internet Society has been committed to be a convener of communities and to facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange among governments, civil society, the private sector and the technical community. Collaboration, as my colleague Olaf Kolkman reiterated this morning in his opening statement at the 2015 WSIS Forum, remains an essential factor for the Internet’s prosperity and potential.
Collaboration and trust will be equally important as we head towards the 10 year review of WSIS in December 2015. To participate effectively, all stakeholders must a good understanding of the stakes, players and tracks of a process that could shape the future of the Information Society.
I hope that you will join us this Thursday and also continue this conversation at the many Internet Governance events happening throughout 2015.
- Understanding the WSIS+10 Review Process
- Internet Society Position Paper on WSIS+10
- Call for an open WSIS 2015 process