The first physical meeting of the UNGIS Open Consultations on the Overall Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10) was held on 20 May 2011, on the concluding day of the WSIS Forum 2011. The ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 172 on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the WSIS, including the possibility of holding a high-level event in 2014/2015 has requested the ITU Secretary-General to initiate the preparatory process at the UN Chief Executive Board (CEB). Consequently the CEB tasked UNGIS to prepare, on the basis of an open consultation, an Action Plan to organize a high-level meeting on the WSIS Review. The Action Plan would be presented to the CEB meeting in April 2012.
People generally consider WSIS as the best framework for setting a global vision and agenda for building an inclusive Information Society towards/beyond 2015 and highly appreciated its multistakeholder participation format. It is clear that stakeholders would like to see the overall review process to be also inclusive, open and participatory.