First meeting of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC 2016-2018)
30 September 2016
9:30, Room XXIV, E-Building, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

The seventieth session of the General Assembly, held on 16 December 2015, adopted resolution 70/125 which invited the Chair of the CSTD to establish the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC 2016-2018).

The Chair of the CSTD announced the establishment of the Working Group with the following composition: 22 Member States (four per regional group, plus the two that have hosted the World Summit on the Information Society); five representatives from the private sector; five representatives from civil society; five representatives from the technical and academic communities; and five representatives from intergovernmental and international organizations. For details on the membership, please consult the Note on Membership of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation.
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This meeting of the Working Group is the first in a series of meetings intended to facilitate the reporting of the Working Group to the twenty-first session of the CSTD in 2018.
 
 
Participation and Registration
 
The online registration is mandatory for all participants and should be completed by 26 September 2016.
 
Member States of the United Nations that are not members of the Working Group, may attend the session as observers.
 
Representatives from other non-state stakeholders may attend the session as observers, provided they are in consultative status with ECOSOC or accredited to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
 
Remote participation will be made available via WebEx.
 
Additional information regarding participation via WebEx, badge procedure and further details can be found in the information note.
 
Background documents can be found on the page of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation.
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