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IGF 2014 Side Meeting: WSIS+10 High-Level Event – Information Session


The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Outcome Documents and the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/252 resolved to conduct an overall review of the implementation of the Summit Outcomes in 2015. In this context, building upon the outcomes of the UN Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) Open Consultations on WSIS+10, including the UNGIS Plan of Action for WSIS+10 and multistakeholder guidance provided at the WSIS Forum 2012 and 2013, ITU’s Membership (PP-10 Resolution 172 and ITU Council Resolution 1334 (Mod. 2013), resolved to hold an ITU Coordinated WSIS+10 High-Level Event in 2014 and to establish a preparatory process based on the open and inclusive WSIS+10 Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform (WSIS+10 MPP), tasked to elaborate drafts of two Outcome Documents for endorsement by the WSIS+10 High-Level Event:

• WSIS+10 Statement on the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes

• WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015 

The multistakeholder  WSIS+10 High-Level Event, an extended version of the WSIS Forum was held from 10 to 13 June 2014 (Pre- events: 9 June 2014) at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD with the engagement of other UN Agencies, including FAO, ILO, ITC, UNDESA, UNODC, UPU, UN Women, WMO, WHO, WFP, WIPO and UN Regional Commissions.

This session serves as an information session on the WSIS+10 High-level Event and will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Event and the outcomes of the Event.


Mr Jaroslaw Ponder, Strategy and Policy Advisor, ITU


• Chairman, WSIS+10 High-level Event (tbc)

• Mr. Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary General, ITU  

• Mr. Janis Karklins, Vice Chair, WSIS+10 High-level Event


Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 411