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Report on the WSIS Stocktaking 2014

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The WSIS outcome documents and UNGA 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 United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) open consultations on WSIS+10, including the UNGIS Plan of Action for WSIS+10, as well as the multistakeholder guidance provided at the WSIS Forum 2012 and 2013, ITU’s membership, through Resolution 172 (Guadalajara, 2010) of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 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). WSIS+10 MPP is a preparatory process for the WSIS+10 High-Level Event involving open and inclusive consultation among WSIS stakeholders (governments, private sector, civil society, international organizations and relevant regional organizations). The WSIS Stocktaking Database continues to be a global repository of projects and initiatives relating to the use of ICTs for development purposes. This repository constitutes a register of ICT activities carried out by governments, civil society, international organizations, the private sector and other entities.

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Introduction to WSIS

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 56/183 (21 December 2001) endorsed the holding of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in two phases. The first phase took place in Geneva, from 10 to 12 December 2003, and the second phase took place in Tunis, from 16 to 18 November 2005. The objective of the first phase was to develop and foster a clear statement of political will and take concrete steps to establish the foundations for an information society for all, reflecting all the different interests at stake. The objective of the second phase was to put the Geneva Plan of Action into motion, as well as to find solutions and reach agreements in the fields of Internet governance, financing mechanisms and follow-up and implementation of the Geneva and Tunis documents.

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