Briefing on the WSIS+10 Review Process

Geneva

In preparation for the General Assembly High Level Meeting, the Geneva Internet Platform would like to invite Geneva-based diplomats to attend a Briefing on the WSIS+10 Review Process by Ambassador Janis Karklins, Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations in Geneva and Chair, Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum

The Briefing will take place at Geneva Internet Platform premises, World Meteorological Organization building, 7 bis, Avenue de la Paix, 2nd floor on Thursday 19 November 13.15 – 14.15

Ambassador Karklins will brief the missions on the WSIS + 10 review by UNGA @ 2015 IGF; ICTs as enabler of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Implementation of the Recommendations of the CSTD Working Group on improvements of the IGF; and next steps for IGF.

Bio: 
Ambasador Karklins is the Permanent Representative of Latvia to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva. He also has served as the Latvian Ambassador to France, Andorra, Monaco and UNESCO, the Director of the NATO Center of Excellence for Strategic Communications, as well as the Assistant Director General of Communication and Information of UNESCO. During his first stay in Geneva he presided over the Preparatory Committee of the Tunis Phase of the World Summit on the Information Society. Ambassador Karklins represented Latvia in the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN and Chaired this Committee from 2007 until June 2010, at the same time being the GAC liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors. In 2014 the UN Secretary General appointed Ambassador Karklins to be the Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum. Ambassador Karklins holds an engineering degree from the Riga Technical University and attended an Executive Education Program for Eastern European diplomats at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.

Registrations and questions:
Please register with Tereza Horejsova at terezah@diplomacy.edu or 022 907 36 33 by Wednesday. 

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