WSIS Forum 2022 High-Level Policy Session 1: Bridging Digital Divides

We look forward to welcoming you and your High-Level Representative at the WSIS Forum 2022 High-Level Policy Sessions.

Kindly find below some important information regarding the High-Level Policy Sessions:

The session will be moderated by a High-Level Track Facilitator who will be asking you 2 questions asked together and you will have 5 minutes to respond. Make sure you stick to this timing as the programme is very tight. For those who did not send the questions, make sure to send them no later than 25 May, along with your statement as we need to share them with the moderator and interpreters.
Kindly find attached a promotional material for your session, do not hesitate to promote it widely within your network, linking it to the following page: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2022/Agenda/Session/452
Physical Registration and badging Information: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2022/Home/Registration Try to collect your badge in advance, to avoid making a queue.
Badging Opening Hours available here: https://www.itu.int/en/wsis/Pages/Badging-Opening-Hours.aspx

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