WSIS Civil Society Working Group
on Information Networks Governance
The WSIS Follow-up
as is UN mechanism to review and assess the progress made in the implementation of the
recommendations and commitments contained in the outcome documents of the Summit.
It is not entirely a multi-stakeholder process.
The WSIS Implementation is a set of mechanisms that should apply
to what happens “on the ground / in the field”,
at national, regional and international level.
The distinction between "follow up" and "implementation" seems sometimes artificial.
The Geneva Plan of Action is implemented within the framework of
Action Lines. This process is slow, but it is definitively starting.
Concering the implementation of the
first part of the Tunis Agenda
( Financial mechanisms for meeting the challenges of ICT for development ) there is very
little progress since there is no implementation mechanism.
( see WSIS-finance Working Group for more
Concerning the implementation of the second part of the
( Internet Governance ), an Internet Governance Forum
has been established with a very precise
mandate that has been
However the first meeting in Athens has been a success in terms of attendance,
IGF Dynamic Coaltions
( entities not mentionned in the mandate ) have been created.
Another governance-related mechanism, the "enhanced cooperation" is still in limbo.