ICC BASIS input on the WSIS action lines Forum meetings 2010
ICC, the International Chamber of Commerce and its BASIS initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society, is pleased to provide the following input on the format and themes for the next WSIS action lines Forum meeting in May 2010 ahead of the consultation on 10 February 2010 in Geneva.
Para 87 of the Tunis Agenda clearly states that the WSIS follow-up is about sharing effective practices related to implementation and not about policy discussion and development: “87. We affirm that the exchange of views and sharing of effective practices and resources is essential to implementing the outcomes of WSIS at the regional and international levels. To this end, efforts should be made to provide and share, among all stakeholders, knowledge and know-how, related to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of e-strategies and policies, as appropriate. We recognize as fundamental elements to bridge the digital divide in developing countries, in a sustainable way, poverty reduction, enhanced national capacity building and the promotion of national technological development.“