[governance] WSIS Forum 2016 underway in Geneva – remote participation details

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Mon May 2 07:01:57 EDT 2016

A LOT of great sessions at this. I already attended a comprehensive one on
accessibility this morning. It's not clear if archives will be available.
In previous years only highlights and side interviews have been posted on
their YouTube <https://www.youtube.com/user/WSISProcess/videos>, and none
since 2013! Hopefully they've turned over a new leaf, but one shouldn't
depend on it.  Markus Kummer has sent word there'll be an *IGFSA info
session* <https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/Agenda/Session/227> on
Friday at 11:00 CEST = 09:00 UTC, 5am in NYC.

joly posted: "This week May 2–6 2016 ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP host the
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 in Geneva,
Switzerland. The WSIS Forum serves the UN as a mechanism for coordination
of multi-stakeholder implementation activities, inf"

[image: WSIS]This week *May 2–6 2016 ITU <https://www.itu.int>*, *UNESCO
<https://en.unesco.org/>*, *UNCTAD <http://unctad.org/>* and *UNDP
<http://www.undp.org/>* host the *World Summit on the Information Society
(WSIS) Forum 2016 <https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/> *in Geneva,
Switzerland. The WSIS Forum serves the UN as a mechanism for coordination
of multi-stakeholder implementation activities, information exchange,
creation of knowledge, sharing of best practices and continues to provide
assistance in developing multi-stakeholder and public/private partnerships
to advance development goal, building on the *UN General Assembly Overall
Review of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes
<https://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/125>* which
recognized the necessity of holding this Forum on an annual basis, and
called for a close alignment between WSIS and the *Sustainable Development
Goals* *(SDG)*
<https://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1> processes.
Ambassador *Daniel A. Sepulveda* (USA) will serve as Chairman Designate of
the WSIS Forum 2016 High-Level Track. The Policy Sessions will be moderated
by *High-Level Track Facilitators
<https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/About/Chairman>* (HLTF) nominated
and identified by Civil Society, Private Sector, Technical Community and
Academia stakeholders. Remote participation is available through both *Adobe
Connect <https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/Media/RP/AdobeConnect>*
and live *webcast*
<https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/Media/RP/Webcast/Live/>. Geneva
time is CEST, 6 hours ahead of NYC.

*What: WSIS Forum 2016 <https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/>*
* Where: ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland*
* When: May 2–6 2016*
* Program: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/Agenda/
* Webcast: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/Media/RP/Webcast/Live/
* Adobe Connect:
* Twitter: #wsis https://twitter.com/hashtag/WSIS
<https://twitter.com/hashtag/WSIS> | #wsis2016
https://twitter.com/hashtag/wsis2016 <https://twitter.com/hashtag/wsis2016>*
* Facebook: https://facebook.com/hashtag/WSIS
<https://facebook.com/hashtag/WSIS>| #wsis2016

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