ICC BASIS intervention at WSIS action lines facilitators meeting, Geneva 20 May 2011

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on the Digital Economy
    Publication date : 20/05/2011

    My name is Claudia Selli, AT&T, and I appreciate the opportunity to provide these comments on behalf of the International Chamber of Commerce, ICC and its BASIS initiative, Business Action to Support the information society. ICC has actively contributed to the W SIS process throughout the WSIS Geneva and Tunis events, and now through BASIS in the post-WSIS activities.

    We appreciated having ICC BASIS represented in the opening ceremony this week by John Davies of Intel. ICC BASIS continues to believe in the importance of focusing sessions on concrete initiatives that demonstrate the efforts of all stakeholders to implement the goals of the W SIS action lines.These sessions provided excellent examples of initiatives being taken by a range of stakeholders to fulfill the goals of the action lines. They can be informative and inspiring. We would encourage the WSIS action lines forum and facilitation process to build on such sessions and ensure that a broader range of stakeholder activities are highlighted in future events.