Published:  02:54 AM, 15 March 2019

Mustafa Jabbar made WSIS Chairman

Mustafa Jabbar made WSIS Chairman

Posts, Telecommuni-cation and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar has been designated as the Chairman of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). WSIS Forum will be held from 8 to 12 April 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is a global United Nations (UN) multi stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line co-/facilitators and other UN organizations (UNDESA, FAO, UNEP, WHO, UN Women, WIPO, WFP, ILO, WMO, ITC, UPU, UNODC, UNITAR, UNICEF and UN Regional Commissions). It represents the world's largest annual gathering of the 'ICT for development' community.

It provides an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving Information and Knowledge Societies.

In follow up to the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (Res. A/70/125) and with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Res. A/70/1), the WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and strengthening the alignment between the WSIS Action Lines and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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