WSIS Forum 2022
March 15 - May 3
World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2022
ICTs for Well-Being, Inclusion and Resilience: WSIS Cooperation for Accelerating Progress on the SDGs
The WSIS Forum is the world’s largest annual gathering of the “ICT for development” community, hosted by the ITU and co-organized by International Telecommunication Union, UNESCO, UNCTAD, UNDP with the engagement of more than 30 UN organizations. It provides a platform to coordinate the implementation of multi-stakeholder activities, the exchange of information, the creation of knowledge, and the sharing of best practices in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The WSIS Forum 2022 is ongoing from 15 March onwards in a virtual format with the final week that will be held on 30 May – 3 June 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2022 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community and is scheduled to be held starting on 15 March with the final week that will be held on 30 May – 3 June 2022. The WSIS Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line Facilitators/Co-Facilitators, has proven to be an efficient mechanism for coordination of multi- stakeholder implementation activities, information exchange, creation of knowledge, sharing of best practices and continues to provide assistance in developing multi-stakeholder and public/private partnerships to advance development goals. This Forum will provide structured opportunities to network, learn and participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation. The Agenda and Programme of the Forum will be built on the basis of the submissions received during the Open Consultation Process.
Furthermore, the 2022 WSIS Forum will provide an opportunity to serve as a platform to track the achievements of WSIS Action Lines in collaboration with the UN Agencies involved and provide information and analyses of the implementation of WSIS Action Lines since 2005.