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[Update] A summary of the key messages and proposals from the Informal Interactive Stakeholders Consultation is now available.
[Update] The event will be web cast live at: http://webtv.un.org/. Videos of the sessions will be available in the archive at that link for later viewing.

Event information
The President of the General Assembly will convene an informal interactive WSIS stakeholder consultations with all relevant stakeholders in NYC on 2 July 2015.

 The General Assembly in its resolution 68/302 on the modalities for the overall review by the Assembly of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society decided that that the overall review will be concluded by a two-day high-level meeting of the Assembly, to be preceded by an intergovernmental preparatory process that also takes into account inputs from all relevant stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society. 
 
The General Assembly also decided that during the preparatory process for the high-level meeting, the President of the Assembly will organize informal interactive consultations with all relevant stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society, in order to collect their inputs for the intergovernmental negotiation process.

Registration is now open for all relevant stakeholders, including civil society, private sector and academia, from the following five categories:

  • Non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.
  • Organizations accredited to the World Summit on the Information Society held in Geneva (2003) and Tunis (2005).
  • Organizations accredited to the WSIS Forum held from 2011 to 2015.
  • Organizations with observer status with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. 
  • Organizations accredited to the first WSIS+10 Review hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as well as organizations accredited to UNESCO's Conference on "Connecting the Dots"

More information

Dates (2015) Action/Activity
1-5 June  Appointment of two co-facilitators by the President of the UN General Assembly to lead an intergovernmental negotiation process
10-11 June General Assembly *Co-facilitators' Stocktaking Session - Trusteeship Counsel, UNHQ, New York 
1 July First Preparatory Meeting of the Member States 
2 July  Informal interactive WSIS Stakeholder Consultation
14-15 Dec High-level meeting of the General Assembly on WSIS+10 review to adopt an inter-governmentally agreed outcome document 

Issues: Development
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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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