Washington, DC - Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, will serve as Chair of the WSIS Forum 2016 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, May 2-6, 2016.
The WSIS Forum 2016 is an annual gathering of the WSIS community to discuss how best to use information and communications technologies (ICT) for development, including efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The forum is a platform for discussion and sharing best practices among all stakeholders. More than 1600 participants from government, civil society, academia, and technical and business communities representing 150 countries are expected to attend. This year’s Forum will focus on catalyzing efforts to create a “people-centered, inclusive, and development-oriented Information Society” through the WSIS Framework that was reaffirmed last year by the UN General Assembly following its ten-year review of WSIS implementation.