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World Summit on the Information Society to Focus on Global Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The 2020 edition of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, 6 to 9 April 2020, Geneva, Switzerland, will focus on “Fostering digital transformation and global partnerships: WSIS Action Lines for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

In 2020, the Forum celebrates 15 years of providing a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss, share experiences, showcase innovation, and foster partnerships in strengthening the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable development.

WSIS Forum 2020 is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with more than 30 UN sister organizations.

The Chairman Designate of the Forum is H.E. Mr. Gustavo Montalvo, Minister, Ministry of the Presidency of the Dominican Republic.

In addition to interactive high-level dialogues and key policy statements, event highlights will also include the WSIS Prizes ceremony (18 prizes), a ministerial round table, country workshops, thematic workshops, training sessions, knowledge cafés, a photo contest, a Hackathon on Smart Sustainable Cities as well as an exhibition where exhibitors explore and address issues critical to WSIS implementation, through innovative technological ideas, hardware, and applications.

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