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Items up for Discussion at PrepCom3

By Robert Guerra -- August 2005
08/29/05 -- What's up for discussion at the upcoming WSIS preparatory meeting in Geneva (aka. PrepCom3) ? The quick answer is - far too much! The long answer is a bit more complex and involved....

To understand what is up for discussion one needs to go back and see what was decided at the PrepCom back in February. Among the many documents posted online is one titled "Draft decision of PrepCom 2" that has the details we are looking for.

So what i've done is copied the document and revised it to include references to the documents that are open for discussion at the coming meeting. If you look at the list (below), you'll realize that almost everything is still up for negotiation. Meaning, it will be a challenge to get through all of it in the 10 days we have.

Prepcom 2 Decision & details where to find the documents

Document WSIS-II/PC-2/DOC/13(Rev. 1)-E
25 February 2005
Original: English
Draft decision of prepcom-2

PrepCom 2 of the Tunis Phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) decides that, during the inter-sessional phase between PrepCom-2 and PrepCom-3:

1. The current text of chapter two of the Operational Part (Financing Mechanisms), as it stands at the conclusion of PrepCom-2, will be forwarded directly to PrepCom-3.

Text, as left @ PC2 & up for discussion is @

2. The text of the Political Chapeau, as it stands at the conclusion of PrepCom–2, together with a compilation document containing written comments and proposals (Document DT-4), will be forwarded directly to PrepCom-3.

Text, as left @ PC2 & up for discussion is @
Comments, contributed to date @

3. The Group of Friends of the Chair (GFC) will continue to draft proposals for chapters one (Implementation Mechanisms) and four (The Way Ahead) of the Operational Part. These new proposals will be in addition to the written comments and proposals presented during the first reading on 21 February, contained in the compilation documents on chapter one (DT-2 Rev. 1) and chapter four (DT-5) respectively. The above-mentioned documents will be forwarded to PrepCom-3, where a decision on use of the new proposals will be taken. All stakeholders are invited to continue making contributions to chapters one and four. The modalities of composition and the methods of work of the Group of Friends of the Chair will be defined by the Bureau, in consultation with the regional groups.

Operational plan - text so far @

Comments on Implementation Mechanisms (Chapter 1):

Comments on Way ahead (Chapter 4):

As well, Chapter 1 & 4 comments have been combined (i think) @

Note: Implementation mechanisms should be seen in a broader context, reflecting discussions taking place at other UN fora - such as the General Assembly, ECOSOC and the upcoming MDG+5 review summit. Here's some key documents one should review as well...

A/59/2005 - Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields

"In larger freedom: towards development, security and human rights for All" - Report of the Secretary General

E/2005/61 - Implementation of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences and summits Implementation of General Assembly resolutions 50/227, 52/12 B and 57/270 B

UNGA 57/270b - Integrated and coordinated implementation of and followup to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields

4. The report of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) will be presented in mid- July 2005 (most probably on July 18). All governments and other stakeholders are invited to submit written comments and proposals for chapter three (to by August 15. Thereafter, a compilation of these contributions will be forwarded to PrepCom- 3, together with the report of the WGIG.

WGIG report @
WGIG Report - Background report @

Comments on WGIG report received to-date

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Last modified November 09, 2005 05:47 PM

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