World Summit on the Information Society

WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality"
WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality" 06 May 2016 APC

The WSIS+10 review process and its commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offer a unique opportunity to focus on the interaction between technology and the various aspects of development.    

High-level Policy Session statement at WSIS Forum 2016
High-level Policy Session statement at WSIS Forum 2016 03 May 2016 Anriette Esterhuysen

This new phase of the WSIS process is a unique opportunity to focus on the interaction between technology and the various aspects of development, recognising that technology alone cannot resolve development challenges and that the information society is primarily a matter of human development.

APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting
APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting 23 December 2015 Avri Doria

"I want to thank the member states who have produced an outcome that not only does no harm to the Internet but offers opportunities for us to reinforce the global Internet as a resource that is to be shared equitably by all people."

Statement from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting
Statement from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting 16 December 2015 APC

APC urges member states who worked so hard to reach agreement on the WSIS+10 outcome document to uphold their human rights commitments online and offline. This means ending mass surveillance, both between and within countries. And releasing journalists, activists, bloggers who have been imprisoned as result of their use of the internet for human rights and social justice.    

Statement from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting
Statement from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting 16 December 2015 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications is a global non-governmental network with 70 members in more than 47 countries, mostly from the global south. APC has been mobilising the power of ICTs for social justice and development for the last 25 years, and has participated in the WSIS process since its inception. We are pleased that the Outcome reaffirms the WSIS principles of a people-cent...

WSIS+10 Review: Consequences for human rights and cybersecurity issues
WSIS+10 Review: Consequences for human rights and cybersecurity issues 30 November 2015 Deborah Brown

In the ninth installment of the FOC Working Group 1 (WG1) blog series, guest author Deborah Brown from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) reflects on the ongoing negotiations at the UN General Assembly to decide on the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The blog explains the history of the process and the major issues on the table at the moment, wh...

The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections
The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections 30 November 2015 Various authors. William J. Drake (editor)

This book,  written by former WGIG members and others who played key roles in the debates on the WGIG and WSIS, reflects on the WGIG’s procedural and substantive contributions to the evolving global internet governance dialogue and institutional ecosystem.

WSIS+10 and the need to put people at the centre
WSIS+10 and the need to put people at the centre 21 October 2015

We remain committed to consolidating the WSIS process by putting people’s rights at the centre, in the face of increasing political and commercial control of internet spaces.    

WSIS+10: Joint civil society comments on the zero-draft
WSIS+10: Joint civil society comments on the zero-draft 21 October 2015 46 civil society organisations

This submission was developed as a joint effort of a diverse number of civil society groups that participated in a WSIS+10 civil society coordination event that took place on October 14 and 15 in New York, which APC co-organised.

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