Press release: WSIS Forum welcomes largest-ever gathering of ‘ICT for development’ community

Over 1,700 international delegates gather in Geneva ahead of launch of WSIS+10 Overall Review in New York on 1 June

Geneva, 25 May 2015 – Ten years after the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), participants from government, civil society, the private sector and international organizations are meeting in Geneva to identify emerging trends, fresh priorities and innovations for advancing the ‘ICT for development’ agenda, while strengthening the impact of ICTs as an enabler of sustainable development. Hosted by ITU together with co-organizers UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP in close collaboration with the UN and sister agencies including WIPO, UNDESA, FAO, UNEP, WHO, ILO, WMO, ITC, UPU, UN Women, WFP, UNODC and the UN Regional Commission,  the WSIS Forum 2015 event (25-29 May) is the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT4D’ community.

For full text see: http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/16.aspx

 

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