Calendar of Events

Events throughout 2006 (reverse, last events are first)

November 6 24, Turkey (Antalia): ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

October 30 November 2 , Greece (Athens): Internet Governance Forum (tbc)

July 3 28, Geneva: ECOSOC - substantial session

May 19, A new round of consultations on the convening of the IGF will be held at the United Nations in Geneva. The consultations will be followed by a meeting of the IGF Advisory Group on 22 - 23 May 2006.
May 17, UN: World Information Day

April 19 28, Geneva: ITU Council
April 12, Madrid: Chief Executive Board for Coordination meeting

March, UN: ITU Secretary General to report to the UN General Assembly on the outcome of the WSIS. (tbc)

February 24, Brussels: Telecommunications and Information Society Working Group:
February 23-24, Geneva: ITU/UNESCO/UNDP WSIS meeting, UN Palais des Nations, Room XXI. (Feb 23 is a closed meeting, 24 - open for all stakeholders)
February 21st - 22nd, Denmark: The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
February 16-17, Geneva: Palais des Nations, room XVIII; Consultations on the convening of the Internet Governance Forum
February 13 UNCTAD on post-WSIS role of CSTD.
February 10-12, Malta
February 2 3, Geneva: ITU Council Working Group on the WSIS
February 1, Geneva: ITU Council Working Group on the WSIS (informal meeting on ITU Reform)


Events throughout 2005


24 - 28 October Intersessional negotiation work
Under the Chairmanship of the President of PrepCom of the Tunis phase of WSIS, a Negotiation Group will meet in two consecutive sessions.
In its first session, on 24 and 25 October 2005, its objective will be to finalize the negotiation on the Political Chapeau and on the paragraphs remained in brackets of Chapter two of the Operational Part.
In its second session, from 26 to 28 October 2005, the Negotiation Group will aim to finalize the negotiations on Chapters one and four of the Operational Part of the final documents of the Tunis phase.

It will be an intergovernmental negotiation process, to be held every day from 10.00 - 13.00 and from 15.00 - 18.00 hours in the UNOG. After each session, the President of PrepCom will inform the observers on the advancement of the work.

13-15 November - Resumed PrepCom-3 back to back to the Tunis Summit
The resumed PrepCom-3 will start at 10:00 a.m. with a short organizational Plenary meeting. The modalities of work of the resumed PrepCom-3 will follow the Rules of Procedure of the PrepCom, including the participation of observers in Plenary and Subcommittee meetings.

16-18 November - Second Phase of the World Summit on the Information Society