Preparatory Process for the General Assembly’s overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
The President of the General Assembly will convene an informal interactive WSIS stakeholder consultation with all relevant stakeholders on 2 July 2015, in the ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters. The General Assembly, in its resolution 68/302 on the modalities for the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, decided that the review will be concluded by a two-day high-level meeting of the Assembly, to be preceded by an intergovernmental preparatory process that also takes into account inputs from all relevant stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society. The General Assembly also decided that during the preparatory process for the high-level meeting, the President of the Assembly will organize informal interactive consultations with all relevant stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society, in order to collect their inputs for the intergovernmental negotiation process.

The Informal Stakeholder Consultation will be preceded by the first preparatory meeting of the WSIS review process, which will take place on Wednesday, 1 July, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Conference Room 2 at the United Nations Secretariat, New York. This meeting aims to provide a venue for Member States to share their expectations and preliminary inputs on the elements to be addressed by the review. Statements delivered at the 1 July meeting and written submissions will serve as the basis for the non-paper version of the WSIS review outcome document that will be further developed, leading up to the High-Level Meeting on 15-16 December 2015. During this meeting, Member States will also have the opportunity to interact with representatives of the various stakeholder communities, who have been invited to speak at the start of the morning and afternoon sessions.

More information: http://unpan3.un.org/wsis10/

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