Facilitating information sharing

The 8th working level meeting of the UN Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) took place on 15 May in Geneva

The meeting was chaired by UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) with attendance of representatives from International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), DESA, UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), UN regional economic and social development commission in Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), UNWOMEN, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the World Bank.

The participants reviewed the implementation of the work plan for 2011-2012 and discussed coordination mechanisms to improve the efficiency of UNGIS. The full report and presentation is available on the UNGIS website.

The work plan 2012-2013 was adopted with the focus on coordination, monitoring and facilitation of information sharing and promotion the UN role in building the Information Society.

The next high-level UNGIS meeting will be organized by UNESCO in Paris on 25-27 February 2013. DPADM through DESA was elected the Vice-chair of UNGIS for a second term until December 2013.

For more information:
United Nations Group on the Information Society