Second Session of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Committee and WSIS regional review

27 Aug 2018 to 28 Aug 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
By invitation only

The 73rd session of the ESCAP Commission in May 2017 adopted resolution 73/6 on the implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) through regional cooperation. The resolution invited members and associate members to cooperate in the implementation of the Master Plan for the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway and the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Regional Cooperation Framework Document as endorsed by the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation at its first session . It also invited members and associate members to promote broad-based partnerships, including North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation and highlighting the importance of such partnerships, for the implementation of the Master Plan and the Regional Cooperation Framework Document.

Following the adoption of resolution 73/6, the first session of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Steering Committee was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 1-2 November 2017. The meeting established the modality of monitoring, coordination and advisory functions of the Steering Committee. The participants also identified challenges and opportunities on promoting national and cross-border broadband connectivity in line with the AP-IS strategic initiatives and discussed the elements of subregional implementation plans. The Steering Committee also agreed to review the status of AP-IS implementation at the end of the current implementation year (2018), and discuss the update to the Master Plan and Regional Cooperation Framework Document for the next 4 years.

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