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PPI Attends The World Summit on the Information Society

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PPI recently attended The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) +20 Forum High-Level Event 2024 from 27 to 31 May 2024. This is a UN summit held in Geneva. The current event marked the summit’s 20th anniversary. The WSIS aims to bridge the digital divide by increasing internet accessibility in developing countries.

The event was co-organized by several United Nations organizations including ITU, UNESCO, UNDP, and UNCTAD. Numerous NGOs spoke, and PPI’s representatives were able to interact with these other NGOs, network, and share ideas.

Our PPI UNOG main representative Carlos Polo attended the event on our behalf.



Discussions focused on internet communication technologies (ICTs) that can foster development. WSIS Prizes were awarded to projects leveraging ICTs for sustainable development. There was a photo contest and more.



The WSIS is an ongoing process, with follow-up meetings and events. Let us know if you would like to participate in one of their events or another UN event. We are looking for more pirates to attend UN events, as we have unused groundspasses and also want to make a statement at an international level. UN events are a good opportunity for you to gain exposure as candidates or officials who want to showcase your involvement in international issues.



If you would like to be involved, please contact a board member of PPI directly or send a general inquire to the board of PPI: [email protected]
 
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