Press Release: World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) follow-up meeting opens for ten-year review of Summit outcomes

Prizes awarded for implementation of WSIS targets

Geneva, 10 June 2014 – ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré announced winners of the WSIS Project Prizes 2014 at the WSIS+10 High-Level Event, which opened today. The meeting focuses attention on the ten-year review of the implementation of Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which took place in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005. WSIS+10 will set fresh priorities to strengthen the catalytic role of ICTs in the post-2015 development agenda.

A growing range of entities including governments, international organizations, the private sector, civil society, academia and others representing cross-cutting sectors, participate in the WSIS Project Prizes contest with a view to sharing best practices on the implementation of the WSIS outcomes. This engagement highlights the inclusiveness and multi-stakeholder character of the WSIS Process to work towards building the information society. More than 140 projects were nominated for the 2014 contest.

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