[WSIS CS-Plenary] TR: UNCTAD Expert Meeting "Using ICTs to
achieve growth and development", Geneva 4-5 December
jlfullsack at wanadoo.fr
Fri Oct 20 20:29:29 BST 2006
Many thanks for your efforts to keep us informed about all these events held in the framework of WSIS and its follow-up.
Once more I deeply regret that a meeting organized in the framework of WSIS follow-up is only "half open" as is the UNCTAD meeting in Geneva next month. Indeed, it invites only those organizations with UNCTAD status (general or special) to participate in these meetings, whereas the Tunis Summit declared that the follow-up process will be inclusive and multistakeholder based.
Will CS organisations involved in WSIS follow-up be future "multicard organizations", each of the WSIS Action Line Coordinator/facilitator having its own rules for its relationship to CS, and hence demanding its own specific accreditation procedures (time + paper) be applied on them.
At the moment being I intend to participate to these meetings but I'm still reluctant for asking for a UNCTAD status that will take too much time in my agenda.
BTW : could we get a french/spanish version of these official documents ?
CSDPTT - France
> Message du 20/10/06 10:27
> De : "CONGO WSIS - Philippe Dam"
> A : plenary at wsis-cs.org, bureau at wsis-cs.org
> Copie à : "'CONGO - Philippe Dam'" , "'Renate Bloem'"
> Objet : [WSIS CS-Plenary] TR: UNCTAD Expert Meeting "Using ICTs to achieve growth and development", Geneva 4-5 December
Just for clarification regarding the meeting announcement I circulated yesterday:
The Expert Meeting on “Using ICTs to achieve growth and development” is not a WSIS Action Line Facilitation meeting, but is being held further to a decision taken by the UNCTAD Commission on Enterprise, Business Facilitation and Development at its tenth session. The Meeting is organized jointly by UNCTAD, ILO and OECD, in the framework of UNCTAD’s contribution to the WSIS follow-up through its e-commerce work.
More details in the documents available online on the UNCTAD website: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/Meeting.asp?intItemID=1942&lang=1&m=11908&year=2006&month=12.
De : CONGO WSIS - Philippe Dam [mailto:wsis at ngocongo.org]
> Envoyé : jeudi, 19. octobre 2006 17:57
> À : 'plenary at wsis-cs.org'; 'bureau at wsis-cs.org'
> Cc : 'CONGO - Philippe Dam'; 'Renate Bloem'
> Objet : TR: UNCTAD Expert Meeting "Using ICTs to achieve growth and development", Geneva 4-5 December
Please find below the notification of an expert meeting jointly organised by ILO, UNCTAD and OECD on WSIS implementation and follow-up. As you can see on line and on the information note, “non-governmental organizations in the general category and those in the special category wishing to participate as observers, are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat of the names of their representatives by 17 November 2006”. The general and special categories referred to in this information note are the UNCTAD observer status (for more information, click here).
For NGOs which have no observer status with UNCTAD, I was explained by the UNCTAD Secretariat that interested participants are advised to send a participation request addressed to the Chair of the Expert Meeting at the e-mail address wsiseco at unctad.org, before 17 November 2006, clearly indicating:
Name of NGO
Representative to the meeting
Status of NGO accreditation (ECOSOC Status, WSIS Accreditation…)
An answer might be provided by the Chair of the Expert Meeting around 17 November 2006, depending on the motivation of a given NGO to participate and its areas of interest.
> CONGO - WSIS CS Secretariat
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> CH-1202 Geneva
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> Fax: +41 22 301 2000
> E-mail: wsis at ngocongo.org
> Website: www.ngocongo.org
De : wsiseco at unctad.org [mailto:wsiseco at unctad.org]
> Objet : UNCTAD Expert Meeting "Using ICTs to achieve growth and development", Geneva 4-5 December
> We have the pleasure to invite you to participate to the
> Expert Meeting in Support of the Implementation and Follow-up of WSIS:
> Using ICTs to Achieve Growth and Development
> Geneva, 4 - 5 December 2006
> The main objective of this event is to provide a discussion forum for Government representatives, experts, business people and academia on the potential of harnessing ICTs for economic and social development. During this two-day event experts will examine the latest empirical evidence on the way ICTs impact on the productivity and growth of firms, industries and countries with a view to identify how developing countries can best benefit from the information economy. Additionally, the analysis of recent trends in trade in ICT-enabled goods and services, labour markets and employment in the ICT sector, including outsourcing and offshoring to developing countries will help experts in formulating their future ICT strategies.
> Attached is the official notification. More information is available on http://www.unctad.org/Templates/Meeting.asp?intItemID=3876&lang=1 and www.unctad.org/ecommerce.
> Please confirm your participation to this event before 17 November 2006.
> We look forward to welcoming you in Geneva.
> The WSIS ECO team
> [ 854(E).doc (138.9 Ko) ]
> [ 854(F).doc (139.6 Ko) ]
> [ 854(S).doc (138.2 Ko) ]
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