As one of the organizations involved in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) since its inception, the Internet Society is following the 10-year WSIS Review process ( WSIS+10 ) closely and participating to the greatest extent possible, including calling upon the UN to open up the WSIS+10 preparatory process to more participants. In particular, the Internet Society wants to extend the opportunity to its membership by supporting participation in the negotiations leading up to the WSIS+10 High-Level Event in December.
Today, we are pleased to announce the policy fellows selected to participate to the upcoming WSIS+10 Consultations to be held on 19th October in New York.
We were delighted by the high quality level of applications received from chapters and members around the world. After a very competitive process, we were able to identify our top 3 candidates that most clearly fulfilled the outlined criteria:
- Mr. Osvaldo Larancuent, Dominican Republic
- Mr. Alejandro Pisanty, Mexico
- Ms. Alicia Tricas, Spain
We are confident that such a diverse and strong group will play a critical role in promoting the Internet Society’s principles and positions and ultimately in bringing about a WSIS+10 Review process that supports the Internet of opportunity that we believe should be available to everyone.