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Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 - 12:30
WSIS+10 Consultations

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IGF Day 1 - 10 November 2015 - 9:30-12:30


Brief Description/Objective

According to agreed processes at the United Nations General Assembly, the World Summit on the Information Society implementation will experience a ten year review.  Alongside the broader assessment of progress toward achieving an Information Society for all, since the conclusion of the two phase World Summit on the Information Society [WSIS], in Tunis, 2015, other questions such as the achievements of the IGF, its extension, and how enhanced cooperation, inclusion of women and youth, affordability of access to ICTs and the Internet, multilingual access and content, incorporation of multi stakeholder engagement and participation from developing countries, emerging economies, and least developed countries in Internet governance and WSIS processes contribute to the review of the overall WSIS. As is usual in a ten year review of a World Summit, the WSIS+10 process also looks forward to the post 2015 WSIS +SDGs environment. While the considerations of the role of the IGF, and its extension and evolution are incorporated into the WSIS+10 Review, the overall review is much broader, and inclusive of issues and questions that affect the much broader Internet governance ecosystem.   

Convening in Brazil, the IGF 2015 brings together the most diverse, inclusive and multi stakeholder community, on an equal footing, to address critical Internet governance policy issues and approaches  The WSIS+10 session at the IGF 2015 will take advantage of this unique and geo diverse multi stakeholder convening to examine the “Zero draft” prepared by UNGA resources, and under debate and consideration by UNGA, and provide an interactive consultation, in a real time setting, on the key themes and issues identified in the Zero Draft.  As an output from the interactive “town hall” consultation, a summarized report, and a real time transcript will be provided, along with an invitation to the participants in the interactive session to include summary messages in the further considerations for the second draft of the Draft negotiating documents for the High Level meeting of the General Assembly on WSIS +10 Review [scheduled for December 15-16, 2015.]

Invitations are extended to the Co Facilitators and UNGA PGA office to attend the IGF 2015, and interact with the diverse multi stakeholder community.


The session will consist of three parts:

  • Part 1: Setting the scene. This part of the session would provide an overview of what WSIS+10 is, its scope and implications for the broader post 2015 WSIS environment and activities, including IGF extension and IGF evolution. In this part of the session, UNGA Co-facilitators and PGA Office would be invited to make statements regarding the preparatory process.

  • Part 2: Developing messages from the IGF community. In this part of the session, IGF stakeholders would be invited to share their views on the WSIS+10 with the aim to develop messages from the IGF community as input into the NY process. The basis for the interaction would be the WSIS+10 Review Zero Draft.

The session will model its comment process after the NETmundial organization of microphones - inputs would rotate across 5 microphones, with 4 dedicated to each IGF stakeholder community, and one microphone reserved for remote participants.

  • Part 3: Summary of key messages to be conveyed into the the formal preparatory process.





09:00 - 09:15

PART 1: Setting the scene/ Info sharing


Host Chair + MAG Chair

09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 12:10

PART 2: Developing messages from the IGF community

Interactive open mike interaction based on Zero Draft

IGF community

12:10 - 12:30

PART 3: Recap of key messages




Policy Questions

The policy questions in this session will be drawn from the WSIS+10 High Level Event Zero Draft. The specific questions would be developed and communicated to the IGF community in advance and posted on the IGF website.

A selected group of additional background documents is being gathered by the organisers and the Secretariat.

Host Country Chair: Mr. Andre Figueiredo, Minister of Communications of Brazil



The session would be supported by designated moderators. Part 2 of the session will be modeled after the NETmundial consultation process. The moderators would be in charge of time management, and ensuring balanced rotation across stakeholder groups and remote participants.

Assigned rapporteurs will work in conjunction with a Secretariat-provided resource to synthesise the session messages.


The format and content of this session do not lend itself to a traditional panel approach.

The session will model its comment process after the NETmundial organization of microphones to include broad and inclusive comments, using an organized document to guide time allocation of issues, and rotating across stakeholder groups to maximize diversity of opportunities to listen to views from stakeholders.

Participation by the UN WSIS Co-Facilitators has been confirmed. The session agenda takes into account their attendance.

Remote moderator/Plan for online interaction:


Remote participation will be accommodated through providing a dedicated remote moderator, who will take questions by tweet and by email.

The co-moderators of the session will be invited to acknowledge the Remote Comments in rotation with comments from within the room, to the greatest extent possible. The rapporteurs and Secretariat support will also follow the remote contributions.

‘Feeder’ workshops (if applicable) and/or connections with other sessions:

As most of the sessions and plenaries at the IGF 2015 are of impact to the WSIS+10 Review, this session - as the first main session on Day 1, will offer valuable input to the rest of the IGF program.


Desired results/output

Messages from the IGF community to be conveyed into the the formal WSIS+10 Review preparatory process.

Tuesday November 10, 2015 09:00 - 12:30 GMT-03
Main Meeting Hall

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