The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a pair of United Nations-sponsored conferences about information, communication and the information society that took place in 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland and in 2005 in Tunis, Tunisia. One of its chief aims was to bridge the so-called "global digital divide" separating rich countries from poor countries by spreading access to the Internet in the developing world. The conferences established 17 May of every year as World Information Society Day

WSIS+10 is a further summit called the General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Overall Review of the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society. It took place in December 2015. The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) invited Co-Facilitators for the overall review of WSIS outcome implementation to brief all relevant WSIS stakeholders on the progress in the intergovernmental negotiations of the outcome document.

The high-level meeting provided an opportunity for in-depth discussions on important issues in the implementation of WSIS outcomes, including progress, challenges and future actions.

The outcome document for the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of WSIS by the UNGA is available at the WSIS+10 website.

Source: WSIS+10 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting


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