UNESCO with its unique mandate to promote the free exchange of ideas and knowledge has played a key role in WSIS. UNESCO’s contribution incorporated the ethical, legal and sociocultural dimensions of the Information Society and helped to grasp the opportunities offered by the ICTs by placing the individual at its centre.
UNESCO plays its threefold role in the post-WSIS process as coordinator, facilitator and implementer:
Coodinator: UNESCO (with ITU & UNDP),coordinates overall implementation process including United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) and the WSIS Forum;
Facilitator: UNESCO facilitates the implementation of specific areas of work;
Implementor: UNESCO implements its programmes and initiatives that contribute to the achievements of WSIS goals.
|WSIS Forum 2010|
At the WSIS Forum 2010 held on 10-14 May, UNESCO organized a high-level debate on social networking and two thematic workshops focusing on gender and indigenous people in the Information Society.
In addition, Final Executive Briefing Draft of the Forum(Version 1.1) covers all events organized during the Forum.
|Videos from the WSIS Forum|
|WSIS Follow-up community platform|
Purpose of the platform is to facilitate information gathering and exchange, and common development of ideas and projects among the multi-stakeholder team for each Action Line through collaborative and community oriented online tools. >> Visit the platform