From 20 to 22 October, the Second Preparatory Meeting will take place in ECOSOC Council at the United Nations Secretariat, New York. It is organized by the Co-Facilitators of the overall WSIS review process, H.E. Jānis Mažeiks, Permanent Representative of Latvia and H.E. Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates. The first round of meetings was held in July.
The focus of the Second Preparatory Meeting will accordingly be very much on engaging Member and Observer States as well as Observers to reach consensus on critical issues. Statements delivered at the meeting and written submissions will serve as the basis for the second draft version of the WSIS review outcome document that will be further developed, leading up to the High-Level Meeting on 15-16 December 2015. Given that the review concludes in only two months at the High-Level meeting, the Second Preparatory Meeting is structured to maximize interaction among Member and Observer States as well as Observers and focus attention on compromise. The focus of the meeting will be on engaging Member and Observer States to reach consensus on critical issues such as internet governance, human rights, and building confidence and security in the use of ICTs ahead of the December 2015 UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting WSIS+10.
During the first day of the meeting general statements on the zero-draft will be delivered followed by interactive discussions on ICT for development, internet governance, human rights and building confidence and security in the use of ICTs.
The event will be webcast. See more information on http://unpan3.un.org/wsis10/Events/2nd-Preparatory-Meeting