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World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012

World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012

The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012  is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from May 14 to 18 2012. At the event, stakeholders from throughout the world discuss strategies for promoting human rights on the Internet. Freedom of expression is a core value of the Geneva Plan of Action, a long-term vision to emerge from the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Tunis in 2005. The discussion at WSIS Forum 2012 will revolve around the human rights implications of information and communication technologies, and inform the WSIS review process leading up to 2015.

The WSIS Forum 2012 is jointly organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

What: WSIS Forum 2012
Where: ILO Conference Center, Geneva
When: May 14-16 2012 (Geneva is UTC+2, EDT+6)
Agenda: http://groups.itu.int/wsis-forum2012/Agenda/DraftAgenda.aspx
Remote participation: http://groups.itu.int/wsis-forum2012/Agenda/RemoteParticipationRoom...
Webcast: http://www.itu.int/ibs/WSIS/201205forum/
Twitter: #WSIS

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Comment by Kadian Davis on May 24, 2012 at 2:52am

Hi Lenandlar:

I only watched a few of the webcasts for WSIS 2012. I found these interesting:

  • ICT Innovation in emerging economies 
  • Smart Cities
  • Illicit use of ICTs
  • Future Government: A Global Perspective in connection to open Government Data and Citizen Engagement
  • e-Waste: Challenges, Solutions and Benefits

You may view the webcasts at http://www.itu.int/ibs/WSIS/201205forum/

Comment by Lenandlar Singh on May 21, 2012 at 5:08am
What are some of the important things to have emerged from WSIS 2012?

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