This high-level dialogue, organized during the World Summit on the Information Society, provides a step towards strengthened commitment and greater collaboration amongst the UN entities. The event provides an opportunity for the participants to express their organisations’ commitment to the e-waste challenge and a possible future E-waste Coalition, taking into account the work of the EMG Issue Management Group, and its recommendations.
This event will highlight current challenges in UN system-wide collaboration on tackling e-waste, and will be structured as follows:
- Signing of a Letter of Intent by the Heads of participating UN entities, to signal their organisations’ commitment to collaboration on e-waste, and to discuss the fundamentals of a possible E-waste Coalition.
- Panel discussion among the Heads of UN participating entities and representatives from the private sector.
The event is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It is taking place on the sidelines of the WSIS Forum.
date: 21 March 2018
location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland