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ICC BASIS statement on WSIS action lines Forum 2011 consultation on “Expression of views on venue for WSIS action lines forum 2011”

On behalf of members of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and its BASIS initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society, we are pleased to submit this statement to the WSIS action lines Forum 2011 consultation on ‘Expressions of Views on the Venue for 2011’.

ICC BASIS members include companies and business organizations from around the world and across sectors.

ICC BASIS and its members have regularly participated in the WSIS action lines Forum events over the years.

ICC BASIS has consistently encouraged the WSIS action lines Forum and facilitation process to build on sessions that provide concrete examples of initiatives being taken by a range of stakeholders to fulfil the action lines goals, which requires broad participation from across stakeholder groups and geographies. We have also consistently stressed the importance of multiple hosts for the WSIS action lines Forum and have recognized the efforts of the lead facilitators, ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD.