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ICC BASIS responses to General Stakehorlder Questionnaire

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  • What do you consider to be the most important achievements of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) since 2005?
  • In what areas do you think most progress has been made in implementing WSIS outcomes at an international and regional level during the five years from 2005 to 2010?
  • What action should be taken to build on this success during the next five years?
  • In what areas do you think least progress has been made in implementing WSIS outcomes at an international and regional level during these five years?
  • What action should be taken to address these challenges during the next five years?
  • Please make any specific comments that you wish to make on WSIS implementation and follow-up activity as a result of your experience, either concerning the outcomes of WSIS in general or in specific areas of WSIS implementation and follow-up.
  • In what WSIS implementation and follow-up activities at an international or regional level has your organisation been involved? (Follow-up processes which were agreed at WSIS are described in the chapter of the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society which is headed “Implementation and Follow-up” (paragraphs 83-122).
  • Which of these processes do you think have been most successful during the past five years and why?
  • What action should be taken to build on this success during the next five years?
  • Which WSIS implementation and follow-up processes do you think have been less successful during the past five years and why?
  • What action should be taken to address these challenges during the next five years?
  • In your view, what important new issues or themes concerning the Information Society have emerged or become important since the Summit ended in 2005, which deserve more attention in the next five years?
  • What do you think should be the priority themes and areas of work for the implementation of WSIS outcomes during the next five years, up to the comprehensive review of WSIS in 2015?
  • How, if at all, do you think that WSIS follow-up processes need to change to take account of changing circumstances and priorities?
  • Please make any further comments below that you think would be useful to the review.