WSIS Forum 2017: Open Consultation Process on Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format

1 Sep 2016 - 20 Feb 2017


In preparation for the WSIS Forum 2017, stakeholders are invited to submit proposals on thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the forum.

Specifically, proposals are sougth on: the structure and programme of the forum; how the role of the forum could align with the sustainable development goals (SDGs); topics and themes for the high-level segment of the forum; how to make the high-level segment more dynamic and interactive; how can local, national, and regional activities be initiated and become more visible at the WSUS Forum; how to ensure more equal participation in the parallel workshops at the forum; topics for discussions for specific WSIS Action Lines; activities and programmes to be considered for implementation under specific WSIS Action Lines; possible partnerships that might strengthen the implementation of WSIS till 2025; themes and speakers for workshops.

The annual WSIS Forum is a global multistakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. The Forum is co-organised by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP, and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line co-/facilitators and other UN organizations (UNDESA, FAO, UNEP, WHO, UN Women, WIPO, WFP, ILO, WMO, ITC, UPU, UNODC, UNICEF, and UN Regional Commissions). It provides an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving Information and Knowledge Societies.

To contribute to the consultation, visit the dedicated webpage