This report highlights major activities by stakeholders to implement outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2015. It takes account of the overall review of WSIS implementation conducted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2015, 10 years after the second phase of the World Summit. It also draws attention to the review’s call for stronger synergies between WSIS, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, also adopted in 2015.
The report was prepared at the request of the Economic and Social Council, in its resolution 2006/46, for the United Nations Secretary-General to inform the Commission on Science and Technology for Development each year on the implementation of WSIS outcomes. It draws on information provided by entities in the United Nations system and elsewhere.