Consultation on the CSTD Ten-year Review of WSIS

3 September 2014 - A Open Forum on Other in Istanbul, Turkey

Agenda

  • Organization
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • Open Forum Title
    Consultation on CSTD ten-year review of WSIS
  • Description
    The Economic and Social Council has tasked the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) with conducting a ten-year review of the progress made in the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcomes.* As part of this review, the Economic and Social Council requested the Commission to collect inputs from all stakeholders. The objective of this consultation is to provide opportunity to all stakeholders to share any experiences and insights believed to be of value for the ten-year review.

    The discussion will center around the following questions:

    • To what extent has a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society developed in the 10 years since the WSIS?

    • How far do you consider the implementation of WSIS outcomes to have been achieved?

    • What are the challenges to the implementation of WSIS outcomes and to the emergence of a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society?

    • What should be the priorities for stakeholders seeking to achieve WSIS outcomes and progress towards the Information Society in the post-2015 development agenda?

    * More information of the CSTD's ten-year review of the implementation of WSIS outcomes is available at:
    http://unctad.org/en/Pages/CSTD/WSIS-10yearReview.aspx
  • Speakers
    Chair of the discussion:
    Ms. Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology and Chair of the eighteenth session of the CSTD

    Panellists:
    Ms. Mervi Kultamaa, WSIS Coordinator, Science, Technology and ICTs Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
    Mr. David Souter, Managing Director, ICT Development Associates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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