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WSIS Forum 2022 Opening Ceremony: CoNGO President Speaks

31 May 2022 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CEST


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The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is a multistakeholder platform to coordinate implementation activities, exchange information and knowledge, showcase innovation, share best practices and foster partnerships to ensure ICTs remain a key enabler in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Under this year’s theme, ‘ICTs for Well-Being, Inclusion and Resilience: WSIS Cooperation for Accelerating Progress on the SDGs’, the WSIS Forum continues to highlight the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines in accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The WSIS process is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is highly dependent on ICTs for its implementation.

The Opening Segment will inaugurate the Final Week of the WSIS Forum 2022 and will consist of opening statements from the WSIS Forum 2022 co-organizers, UN partners, sponsors, and representatives of stakeholders engaged in the WSIS Process.


Mr. Houlin Zhao
Mr. Houlin Zhao, Secretary-GeneraI
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)


Ms. Isabelle Durant
Ms. Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)


Dr. Tawfik Jelassi
Dr. Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director-General
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


Mr. Haoliang Xu
Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (RBPPS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP
H. E. Engineer Majed Sultan Al Mesmar
H. E. Engineer Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, Director General,
Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), United Arab Emirates (Platinum Partner)


H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saud Al Tamimi
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saud Al Tamimi, Governor
Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia (Gold Plus Partner)


Mr. Masahiko Metoki
Mr. Masahiko Metoki, Director General
Universal Postal Union (UPU)


Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton
Ms. Pamela Coke-HamiltonExecutive DirectorInternational Trade Centre (ITC)


Mr. Edward Kwakwa
Mr. Edward Kwakwa, Assistant Director General
World Intellectual Property Organization


Rev. Dr. Liberato “Levi” C. Bautista
Liberato C. Bautista, President
Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (USA/Switzerland/Austria)

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