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Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report 2016, Asia and Pacific

ICT Projects and WSIS Action Line Related Activities in Asia and Pacific

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In the period 2014-2016, WSIS Stocktaking Reports have reviewed 164 ICT-related projects and activities carried out by international organizations, governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in the Asia and Pacific region, with those in 2016 highlighting the efforts deployed by stakeholders involved in implementation of the SDGs. WSIS Stocktaking reports are based on the multistakeholder approach, including input from stakeholders from all over the world responding to ITU’s official call for stocktaking updates and new entries. The inputs from WSIS action line facilitators and co-facilitators also contribute to the reports.

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International and regional cooperation

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, following the successful implementation of three main research projects relating to the Information Society between 2011 and 2013, which resulted in a new movement towards creating the information society in the country and achieving valuable outcomes as regards WSIS Targets and Action Lines, the Iran University of Science and Technology in 2013 established the Research Centre for ICT Strategic and International Studies. The main goal of the centre is to provide research services and act as a centre of excellence in international ICT activities and strategic planning in the Islamic Republic of Iran in support of its main international commitments such as WSIS (SDG 17). It is intended that the centre will cooperate with the ITU Academy.

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