February 25-27, 2013 | Geneva, Switzerland
For more information on this session, please visit the event webpage: https://www.unesco-ci.org/cmscore/events/8-towards-wsis-10-and-beyond-inclusion-persons-disabilities-knowledge-societies
WSIS+10 (World Summit on the Information Society) is one of the follow-up meetings of the Summit held in two phases in Geneva, Switzerland and Tunis, Tunisia in 2003 and 2005. It is organized by UNESCO in cooperation with ITU, UNCTAD and UNDP and will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, from 25 to 27 February 2013. By bringing together governments, civil society, the private sector and intergovernmental organizations, the Multistakeholder WSIS+10 Review Event seeks to review the implementation of the WSIS outcomes and further strengthen all of these actors’ engagements to create Knowledge Societies for peace and sustainable development.
As the host of this Multistakeholder event, UNESCO will address, together with its partners, the major challenges in building Knowledge Societies for sustainable development: access to information and knowledge, e-learning, e-science, cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content, media and freedom of expression, and the ethical dimensions of the Information Society.
The WSIS+10 Review Event will start on 25 February with opening remarks by Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO; Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of ITU; Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD; Mr Jean-Guy Carrier, Secretary-General of International Chamber of Commerce; Ms Katalin Bogyay, President of the UNESCO General Conference and Ambassador of Hungary; and Ms Grace Githaiga, KICTANET (Kenya).