Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes by the United Nations General Assembly

Guidelines for Commenting on the Non-paper  

The non-paper is designed as a compilation of the majority of ideas, aspirations, and recorded progress to date, including through the previous UN-led reviews of WSIS outcomes. Therefore, we encourage parties in their comments on the non-paper to indicate whether the structure and the elements covered in the document are suitable, and how they should be treated in the zero-draft. In addition to this general guidance, parties may wish to provide specific text proposals.

Comments on the non-paper are now invited from member states and observer states and relevant stakeholders from the following five categories (i) Non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, (ii) Organizations accredited to the World Summit on the Information Society held in Geneva (2003) and Tunis (2005), (iii) Organizations accredited to the WSIS Forum held from 2011 to 2015, (iv) Organizations with observer status with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and (v) Attendees of the UNESCO WSIS+10 - ICT4D Conference or the UNESCO WSIS - Connecting the Dots Conference. 

Submissions should (i) adhere to the specific themes of WSIS; (ii) be clear, concise, and simple; and (iii) be accurate in facts and figures. 

Only one written statement per organization can be submitted. 

Submissions should not be critical of a UN Member State or Government leader/s and should not make critical generalizations of a group or persons/countries/organizations. 

Related to format and structure: use generic fonts and formatting, indicate the start of a new paragraph with a double line break, do not number the paragraphs, proofread and spell check, and avoid abbreviations and acronyms, as well as footnotes, and consult UN terminology

All submissions will be made public on the WSIS Overall Review website at: http://unpan3.un.org/wsis10/Written-Comments-on-Non-paper

Forms and Templates

Form for commenting on the non-paper                          

Click above to download the official form and email it to the address UNGAWSISReview@un.org no later than 18 September 2015.

Comments on the non-paper are now available