World Summit on Information Society (WSIS)

  • TechnologyWSIS Forum 2021

    Designing a More Sustainable Future Through Technology and Standards

    During the past several months, IEEE has been taking part in The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum. The WSIS Forum serves as a platform for a global discussion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and how they can be a means to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,…

  • Power & EnergyWSIS Forum 2021

    How Can We Use ICT Standards For Sustainable Development?

    What is Sustainable Development? Why is it Important? Sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. When considering and discussing sustainability, people often first think of the environment – saving energy, reducing carbon footprints,…

  • Power & EnergyWSIS 2020 Virtual Group Photo

    WSIS Forum 2020: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through ICTs

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) form the backbone of today's digital economy, with an enormous potential to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improve people's lives in fundamental ways—from providing access to education resources and healthcare, and fostering digital services and inclusion, to making communities…

  • Event Previews & RecapsSustainable Development - Hands on a globe

    Advancing Technology for Sustainable Development

    Right alongside sound strategy and nimble resource mobilization, innovative implementation of existing and emerging technologies is one of the essentials of sustainable development worldwide. There is substantial excitement around information and communications technologies (ICTs) and other innovations as valuable tools for achieving so many of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development…

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    IEEE SA @ The WSIS Forum 2019: Focusing On “Principles to Practice”

    IEEE SA participated in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, 8-12 April in Geneva. Held annually, the WSIS Forum brings the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) community that focuses on making the information society accessible to all. This year, more than 3000 ICT experts and implementation actors contributed to…

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    IEEE Standards Association Fellowship Program Highlights from the WSIS Forum 2018

    The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) recently held a Fellowship Program for future leaders at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, held from 19 – 23 March 2018. As part of IEEE SA’s capacity-building activities, this program invites university students and young professionals from developing and emerging…

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    WSIS Forum 2015 Highlights

    From 25-29 May, the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2015 took place. The week was filled with panel sessions, high-level discussions and high-level statements from high-ranking officials representing governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations. The sessions and discussions of the week supported the WSIS Forum…

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    WSIS: What’s It All About

    IEEE is pleased to be participating in the WSIS Forum 2015 as part of our global efforts to connect engineers, scientists and industry leaders in an array of technology and industry domains, with policy experts to help improve the understanding of technology and its implications and impact on IG issues.…

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