Iran to hold panels at WSIS Forum 2019

April 9, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran will hold two specialized panels at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2019, which is currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Information and Communication Technology Ministry is to hold a panel on the future of jobs in ICT-based economies.

Another panel is to be held by the Science and Technology University on the future of IT development for universities and jobs.

ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi headed a delegation on Tuesday to Geneva to attend the forum.

He plans to make speech at the forum and have meetings with his Bulgarian and Georgian counterparts, the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union Houlin Zhao and the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Francis Gurry.

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is a global United Nations (UN) multistakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line co-/facilitators and other UN organizations.

In 2019, WSIS celebrates its 10th anniversary of the establishment of WSIS Forum from April 8 to 12, under the theme “Information and Communication Technologies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”. 

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