[APAC-Discuss] WSIS Forum 2016 underway in Geneva – remote participation details
Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Mon May 2 11:24:39 UTC 2016
This week May 2–6 2016 ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP host the World Summit
on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The WSIS Forum serves the UN as a mechanism for coordination of
multi-stakeholder implementation activities, information exchange, creation
of knowledge, sharing of best practices and continues to provide assistance
in developing multi-stakeholder and public/private partnerships to advance
development goal, building on the UN General Assembly Overall Review of the
implementation of the WSIS outcomes which recognized the necessity of
holding this Forum on an annual basis, and called for a close alignment
between WSIS and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) processes.
Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda (USA) will serve as Chairman Designate of
the WSIS Forum 2016 High-Level Track.
The Policy Sessions will be moderated by High-Level Track Facilitators
(HLTF) nominated and identified by Civil Society, Private Sector, Technical
Community and Academia stakeholders. Remote participation is available
through both Adobe Connect and live webcast. Geneva time is CEST, 6 hours
ahead of NYC.
What: WSIS Forum 2016
Where: ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
When: May 2–6 2016
Twitter: #wsis https://twitter.com/hashtag/WSIS | #wsis2016
Facebook: https://facebook.com/hashtag/WSIS | #wsis2016
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