World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Internet Governance Forum (IGF) OSET Global Digital Compact (GDC)
Principles, commitments, and action lines (AL) for an info society for all. Forum for dialogue: annual meeting and intersessional work. Leads the implementation of UN SG Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, coordinating actions and working closely with UN entities and multistakeholder groups, ‘to ensure that there is overall coherence’. Principles for an open, free and secure digital future for all.
IGOs as AL facilitators. IGF Secretariat under UN DESA. Facilitates dialogue on Roadmap recommendations and related parts of Our Common Agenda. 2025: agreement on GDC by MS, at Summit of the Future.
WSIS Forum: information exchange and sharing of best practices in the implementation of AL. ITU, UNESCO, UNDP, UNCTAD as co-organisers. Proposals for IGF Plus (help desk, policy incubator, etc.). Serves as advocate and focal point for digital cooperation.
CSTD: submits annual reports on WSIS outcomes implementation. 2025: Mandate ends.
2025: WSIS+20 review (GA HL meeting).
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WSIS Principles and Action Lines Roadmap for Digital Cooperation Global Digital Compact
Role of govs and all SHs in promoting ICT4D Global connectivity Reaffirming the fundamental commitment to connecting the unconnected
ICT infrastructure: foundation for inclusive IS Digital public goods Avoiding fragmentation of the internet
Access to information and knowledge Digital inclusion Providing people with options as to how their data is used
Capacity building Digital capacity building Application of human rights online
Confidence & security in the use of ICTs Digital human rights Promoting a trustworthy internet by introducing accountability criteria for discrimination and misleading content
Enabling environment AI Regulation of AI
ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life Digital trust and security
Cultural and linguistic diversity, local content Global digital cooperation
Media (freedom of press, pluralism…)
Ethical dimensions of IS
International and regional cooperation
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World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Internet Governance Forum (IGF) OSET Global Digital Compact (GDC)
Where are we with AL implementation? Is it fulfilling its mandate? What role in “coordinating digital” across the UN system? What can and cannot be done? What do we know about the GDC?
What to expect from WSIS+20 process? What stops the IGF from evolving towards IGF Plus? What about relations with UNGIS? What do we want from the GDC? What is realistic to expect?
Best and worst case scenarios?
How will the GDC differ from WSIS(+20) outcomes? How to connect the two (if at all)?
Also, any connections between GDC and annual UNGA resolutions on ICT for sustainable development?
Shall we already talk about GDC implementation and follow-up? What role (if any) for OSET and IGF?
Any inspiration from the Global Compact for Migration?
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