10-year Review of WSIS Report References OpenStand Initiative

Posted on May 7th, 2015

OpenStand is pleased to share that the OpenStand Initiative received a recent mention in the newly-published report, Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, prepared by the secretariat of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).

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OpenStand is pleased to share that it has received a recent mention in the newly-published report, Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, prepared by the secretariat of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).

The report purposes to assist the Commission in considering the outcomes of the founding WSIS documents that set out a vision of a people-centered, inclusive, and development-oriented information society, whose members would enhance the opportunities and quality of life for people worldwide and facilitate sustainable development. The report was requested by the United Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and will be noted and used at the UN General Assembly.

The OpenStand Initiative is named and described under the “Internet Principles Since WSIS” section of the document, where it notes OpenStand as one of a number of initiatives to have received widespread attention. The document states that:

“The OpenStand initiative, developed by the Internet technical bodies including ISOC, the IETF, IAB, W3C and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), seeks to promote and maintain market-driven open, borderless standards for Internet development based on commitments to technical merit; interoperability, competition, innovation and benefit to humanity, and on voluntary adoption, which it believes have underpinned the successful development of the Internet to date.”

Raising awareness of our shared values and commitment to openness, transparency, cooperation, and empowerment has been a major focus of the OpenStand initiative.You can see the OpenStand principles here, and join with us by signing your name to support them here. We’re glad to be listed in this very important document, and look forward to following the influence and outcomes of the UN General Assembly and the World Summit on the Information Society’s (WSIS) 10-year Review that will take place at the end of December this year.

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