ITU video above published Mar 2, 2018: The WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and strengthening the alignment between the WSIS Action Lines and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2018 Forum will serve as a key platform for discussing the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as a means of implementation of the SDGs and targets, with due regard to the global mechanism for follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Highlights Video #1: WSIS FORUM 2018
ITU video above published Mar 19, 2018: First highlights video from the WSIS FORUM 2018, ITU, Geneva, Switzerland.
WSIS Forum 2018), which runs March 19-23, and is co-organized by ITU (itu.int), UNESCO (unesco.org), UNCTAD (unctad.org) and UNDP (undp.org), in close collaboration with all UN agencies.
WSIS Forum 2018 is focusing on sustainable development trends and inclusive ICT initiatives in key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) priority areas such as health, hunger, education, youth inclusion, employment, gender empowerment, the environment, infrastructure and innovation. Participants include at least 500 high-level policy-makers from 150+ countries, including government ministers and experts, civil society leaders, academics, business leaders and international organizations.
Agenda | WSIS Forum 2018 (with links to LIVE & replay video)
Highlighted Thursday March 22, 2018, sessions (all times CET):
- Session 212 | WSIS Forum 2018: Multistakeholder Decision Making in Global Internet Governance 13:15–14:00 [starts 8:15 am EDT (US)]
- Session 197 | WSIS Forum 2018: ICANN, Data Protection and the GDPR: 16:30–18:15 [starts 11:30 am EDT (US)] Proposed Agenda: 1) Introductions and Objectives of Workshop – Moderator Tarek Kamel, ICANN 5m; 2) ICANN and GDPR - A way forward for WHOIS - Theresa Swinehart, ICANN 30m; 3) Global Data Protection Developments; 4) Roundtable discussion on Data Protection and GDPR 40m; 5) Wrap up 5m.
See also Friday's session Session 138 | WSIS Forum 2018: ICANN, the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) and Capacity Building: 09:00–10:45, Friday, 23 March 2018.
ICT now recognized across the world + @UN system as a key platform for development and as a powerful tool to help us achieve the #GlobalGoals for #SustainableDevelopment ~@ITUSecGen #WSIS #ICT4SDG pic.twitter.com/2NMoQ5UnzF— ITU (@ITU) March 20, 2018
Recent correspondence from ITU Secretary-General to ICANN CEO: