This high-level meeting provided an opportunity for in-depth discussions on important issues in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes, including the progress, gaps and challenges, as well as areas for future actions.
The draft programme of activities related to the WSIS High-Level Meeting included three, mutually-reinforcing streams:
- The plenary, on 15 – 16 December in accordance General Assembly rules of procedure, featured consecutive statements from Member States and non-government entities.
- The annual GemTech Awards, organized by UN Women and ITU on the evening of 14 December, recognized outstanding efforts to ensure that girls and women achieve digital equality in all its dimensions.
- Sixteen side events, organized by Member States, UN agencies, and non-government stakeholders between 14 and 16 December, offered interactive exchange on key topics cited in the review and future action.