High Level WSIS Review Meeting of the UN General Assembly

15 Dec 2015 to 16 Dec 2015
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[NewThe WSIS+10 Summary Report is now available.

[NewAdopted outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society

WSIS+10 Daily No. 2 

WSIS+10 Daily No. 1

 

 

The General Assembly High-level Meeting on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society took place on 15-16 December 2015 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting concluded with the adoption of an inter-governmentally agreed outcome document.

In December of 2003, the world came together in Geneva at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) to declare a “common desire and commitment to build a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society”, and thereby ushered in an era of harnessing the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The resulting Geneva Plan of Action established targets and the eleven action lines, which guide development in specific areas. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) recognized the achievements of the Geneva phase in its resolution 59/220.  

The second phase of WSIS, conducted in Tunis in 2005, built upon the achievements of the Geneva Plan, with the resulting Tunis Agenda addressing additional issues, such as financing and Internet governance. It also requested the Secretary-General, in consultation with the Chief  Executive Board for Coordination (CEB) to establish, within the CEB, a United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS), consisting of the relevant UN organizations with the mandate to facilitate the implementation of the WSIS outcomes. 

Paragraph 111 of the Tunis Agenda, endorsed by the General Assembly in resolution 60/252 , requested the General Assembly to undertake the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society in 2015.  In response, the General Assembly in resolution 68/302 , decided that the overall review would be concluded by a two-day high-level meeting of the General Assembly, to be preceded by an intergovernmental process that also takes into account inputs from all relevant  stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society.

 

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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
9 Sept. Non-paper published
9 Oct. Zero draft published
19 Oct. Informal Interactive WSIS Stakeholder Consultations
20-22 Oct. Second preparatory meeting
4 Nov. Draft outcome document published
7 Dec. Updated draft outcome document published
15-16 Dec High-level meeting of the General Assembly on WSIS+10 review adopted an inter-governmentally agreed outcome document 

 

 

 

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