Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS)

Mandate

To promote global business priorities on the range of Internet governance and information and communications technologies (ICTs) issues that contribute to economic and social development, in forums established by the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and preserve the multistakeholder approach to these issues.
 

Аctivities

- Actively contribute to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2013 and its preparatory processes to ensure business views are taken into consideration.

- Preserve the multistakeholder approach to Internet and ICT issues and business’ role.

- Advocate business positions in the WSIS +10 review process, WSIS +10 review events at UNESCO and ITU in February and May, respectively.

- Contribute business expertise and positions to the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), and all WSIS follow up activities in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and UN General Assembly.

- Highlight the key role of business in innovation and job creation in global discussions and events on Internet governance and ICTs for development.

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