World Summit on the Information Society

APC speaks at WSIS Forum 2015, Geneva
APC speaks at WSIS Forum 2015, Geneva 26 May 2015 APC

Hosted annually, the WSIS Forum is a space in which APC has participated actively since its inception. We are committed to the WSIS goal of a “people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society”; where everyone can create, access, use and share information to fully promote sustainable development and improve their quality of life. Our statement outlines ongoing efforts required to realise this goal.    

Everything you need to know about the WSIS+10 review
Everything you need to know about the WSIS+10 review 28 January 2015 Deborah Brown and Lea Kaspar (Global Partners Digital)

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and its outcome documents are considered cornerstones of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. This year, as WSIS marks its 10th anniversary, the UN General Assembly is set to evaluate its progress and decide its future.  

Joint statement on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society
Joint statement on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society 05 December 2014 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications, the International Federation of Library Associations and the Internet Democracy Project welcome the Commission on Science and Technology for Development Secretariat’s report on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society and issued the following statement on the occasi...

WSIS+10: APC attends open consultation meeting
WSIS+10: APC attends open consultation meeting 09 December 2013

On 16 December APC will be presenting research findings on civil society perceptions around WSIS, as part of the third phase of the multi-stakeholder open consultation towards the WSIS+10 high-level event.    

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013 Mallory Knodel

This GISWatch special report collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years, capturing the kinds of shifts that have been experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way. You can download the report in English, French and Spanish.  

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013 Association for Progressive Communications

This GISWatch special report by APC collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last 10 years, capturing the shifts experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way.    

WSIS Forum: Dialogue on integrating gender equality, women's empowerment and ICT
WSIS Forum: Dialogue on integrating gender equality, women's empowerment and ICT 15 May 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Many gender equality and women’s empowerment related events are taking place at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum in Geneva. Jac sm Kee from APC Women’s Rights Programme participated in the High Level Dialogue on “Women’s Empowerment in the Information Society: Systemic, Scalable Strategies.”    

2013 WSIS Forum: Events on gender equality and women’s empowerment
2013 WSIS Forum: Events on gender equality and women’s empowerment 13 May 2013 AL

If you are planning to attend the World Summit on the Information Society Forum taking place from May 13-17 in Geneva, either in person or remotely, here you can find a compilation of all the events focusing on women’s rights.    

Communications rights ten years after WSIS:  Civil society perceptions and policy advocacy
Communications rights ten years after WSIS: Civil society perceptions and policy advocacy 28 August 2012

Ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society the promise of “a people centered, inclusive and development-oriented information society,” has not been fulfilled by the governments that committed to it. APC will bring together activists involved in the communications-rights campaign that shaped WSIS to assess the process.

Global Information Society Watch
Global Information Society Watch 30 August 2010

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society.

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