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WSIS Forum 2017

12 Jun 2017 to 16 Jun 2017
Geneva, Switzerland

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2017 will be held on 12-16 June 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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.

The programme for the WSIS Forum 2017 will be built through an Open Consultation Process, which will open in September 2016, and will include six phases:

  • Phase I: Opening of the open consultations - 1 September 2016;
  • Phase II: First physical meeting - 12 October 2016;
  • Phase III: Second physical meeting - 14 February 2017;
  • Phase IV: Submissions deadline - 20 February 2017;
  • Phase V: Final review meeting - 14 March 2017;
  • Phase VI: Final brief - 10 May 2017.

For more information, visit the Forum website.


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