12,695 WSIS+10 High-Level Meeting, New York 15-16 December

WSIS+10 High-Level Meeting, New York 15-16 December


Global Discussions on ICTs for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on World Summit on Information Society (WSIS+10) Review, 15-16 December 2015, UN Headquarters in New York

To harness the potential of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for improving people’s lives and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, high-level representatives from governments, civil society and the private sector will gather at the UN headquarters in New York from 15 to 16 December to review progress on the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS).

Convened by UN General Assembly President Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, this High-Level meeting will underscore the use of ICTs for sustainable development, while promoting equal access to ICTs and broadband Internet in both developed and developing countries. In addition to bridging the digital divide, the WSIS+10 Review will address issues of cybersecurity, internet governance, human rights on the Internet, as well as areas of future actions to ensure a people-centred inclusive and development-oriented Information Society.

What: UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on World Summit on the Information
Society + 10 (WSIS+10) Review

When: 15-16 December, 2015

Where: UN Headquarters, New York or live through webtv.un.org

Registration: For UN Media Accreditation, please visit: un.org/en/media/accreditation

Social Media: Hashtags are #WSIS10 and #ICT4SDG

Interviews: Updated list of interviewees is available at unpan3.un.org/wsis10

Media contacts:
Dan Thomas, Office of the President of the UN General Assembly, T: +1 917 225 1913,
E: daniel.thomas@un.org

Gary Fowlie, ITU, T: +1 917 367 2992, E: gary.fowlie@itu.int

Paul Conneally, ITU, T: +41 22 730 5601, E: paul.conneally@itu.int