10 Jun 2014 to 13 Jun 2014
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Geneva

 

The agenda and program of the WSIS+10 High-Level Event were built on the basis of official submissions received during the open consultation process

Ongoing and latest updates

Summaries and analysis

Media

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Background documents

Meeting information

The Geneva Internet Platform was among the exhibitors. Thanks to those of you who visited our booth.

Dr Jovan Kurbalija moderated the High Level Dialogue - Building Trust in Cyberspace. A summary is available here.

Event announcement

The World Summit on the Information Society +10 (WSIS+10) High-Level Event was held in ITU Headquarters, Geneva, 10-13 June 2014. A series of pre-event meetings will also be held on 9 June 2014. The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be an extended version of the WSIS Forum and is expected to endorse the “WSIS+10 Statement on Implementation of WSIS Outcomes” and the “WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015”. These Outcome Documents are, at present, being developed in an open and inclusive preparatory process (WSIS+10 MPP).

The Event was build upon two tracks, the High-Level Track, consisting of formal statements, handing over of prizes, and endorsement of the Outcome Documents, and the Forum Track. Building upon the tradition of annual WSIS Forum May meetings, the Forum track’s format and thematic focus are the result of an open consultation process with the involvement of all WSIS Stakeholders. This offered participants a series of high-level panels, a ministerial round table, action line facilitation meetings, country workshops, thematic workshops and knowledge exchanges, as well as an exhibition. The Forum track addressed issues that are critical to WSIS implementation and follow-up in multi-stakeholder settings. It included discussions on implementation of WSIS related activities beyond 2015.

The High-Level Track (HLT) was be held on 10th and 11th June 2014 and provided a special platform for high-ranking officials of WSIS Stakeholders, Government, Private Sector, Civil Society and International Organization to express their views on the achievements, challenges and recommendations on the implementation of WSIS Action Lines, emerging trends and matters of strategic importance to the development of the telecommunication and information and communication technology sector. In addition four High-Level Dialogues were held on 12th June 2014.

 
Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony officially marked the beginning of the WSIS+10 High-Level Event. The ceremony began with opening statements from the host, co-organizers, partners and representatives of stakeholders engaged in the WSIS Process. This unique event enabled stakeholders from government, private sector, civil society and international organisations to collaborate and to address issues raised by ICTs. 

The event was divided into two tracks: The High-Level Track (HLT) and the Forum Track. The High-Level Track will take place from the 10th to 11th June 2104 and will provide a platform for high-ranking officials to share their views on the WSIS Action Lines, emerging trends and matters of strategic importance to the development of the telecommunication and ICT sector. The High-Level Track also consisted of handing out prizes, formal statements and the endorsement of WSIS Outcomes.

The Forum Track took place form the 9th to the 13th June 2014 and consisted of a series of high-level panels, a ministerial round table, action line facilitation meetings, country workshops, thematic workshops and knowledge exchanges, as well as exhibitions.
 


The Geneva Internet Platform is an initative of the Swiss authorities

 

Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM, Canton of Geneva, ETH-Zürich, and the University of Geneva
 

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