ITU Contribution to the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes

This document provides an overview of the WSIS implementation activities undertaken since PP-10 by the ITU, in particular, in its capacity as: a) Leading facilitator (along with UNESCO and UNDP) in coordinating the multi-stakeholder implementation of the Geneva Plan of Action. b) Facilitator of Action Lines C2 (Information and communication infrastructure) and C5 (Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs); Upon the UNDP’s request the ITU accepted to play the role of the Facilitator of Action Line C6 (Enabling Environment) on a temporary basis. c) Co-facilitator of Action Lines C1, C3, C4, C7 and C11; and partner for AL C8 and C9. d) Rotating chair of the United Nations Group on Information Society. e) Implementation of other WSIS outcomes. The three Sectors of the Union (Standardization, Radiocommunication and the Development Sector) and the General Secretariat have carried out major initiatives and activities that enhance the WSIS outcomes. Within ITU, the effective coordination of ITU’s strategies and activities in relation to WSIS has been ensured by a WSIS Task Force chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General.

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