WSIS+10 Review side event

Putting People at the Centre of the WSIS+10 Review

When

19 October 2015

Where

New York, United States

Description

19 October, 13:15 - 14:30

United Nations Headquarters Conference Building, Room F

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Internet Democracy Project, and the Internet Society are co-organising a side event for non-governmental stakeholders to share and exchange their views and priorities with governments on WSIS+10 in a dynamic, interactive setting.

Speakers

  • Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca Filho, Government of Brazil
  • Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project, India
  • Raúl Echeberría, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Anne Miroux, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Dominique Lazanski, GSM Association (GSMA)
  • Grace Githaiga, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
  • Moderator: Deborah Brown, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

The event will cover

  • What are the key social and development priorities that civil society, the technical community and academia, the private sector, and international institutions would like to see the WSIS+10 outcomes address?
  • How should the WSIS+10 outcomes be linked to the Sustainable Development Goals?
  • How can the WSIS+10 outcomes promote the empowerment of women and their full and equal participation in all spheres of society and in all decision-making processes?
  • What type of financing mechanisms can be established or leveraged to support the implementation of the WSIS+10 outcomes?
  • What processes and mechanisms can non-governmental stakeholders develop to collaborate with governments on the implementation of the WSIS+10 outcomes, and for monitoring their implementation?

Note: UN ground passes are required for individuals wishing to attend this event

Event, WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), Access to information, Access to knowledge, United States of America, Information society

Last update: 16 October 2015