Global ICT community meets at the UN General Assembly in support of sustainable development
IFIP IP3 Chair Global Industry Council calls for recognition
of Professionalism in ICT
Tuesday 15 December 2015: Chair Global Industry Council and Vice-Chair of IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), Stephen Ibaraki, was represented at the WSIS+10 High Level meeting, convened by UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft on Monday 14 December.
One of a handful of influential leaders invited to take part in the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Mr Ibaraki’s speech was read out to the meeting, as he was unavoidably detained from attending in person.
Mr Ibaraki iterated IFIP’s well-established position through its 100 Working Groups, 13 Technical Committees and over 100 conferences to continue the implementation of the WSIS and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across all 11 WSIS Action lines and 17 SDGs. IFIP has extensive representation with business, industry, government, academia and practitioners internationally.
IFIP IP3, the international professional practice partnership has participated in WSIS in Geneva and Paris, as well as participating at the July, October and December UN General Assembly High Level Meetings.
In his concluding comments, Mr Ibaraki stated that “IFIP IP3 does believe WSIS should explicitly recognize ICT Professionalism since the implementation of WSIS action lines and SDGS requires the services of a skilled, competent, ethical, accountable, trustworthy ICT workforce.”
Mr Ibaraki goes on to state “This professional workforce provides the infrastructure and services required for the Information and Knowledge Society, WSIS action lines and SDGs. IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is committed to enhancing the WSIS journey and SDG implementation through ICT workforce professionalism.”
For the full webcast of the meeting, please visit http://webtv.un.org/watch/strengthening-the-impact-of-wsis-action-lines-for-sustainable-development-showcasing-best-practices-transferring-know-how-fostering-partnerships/4661104991001.
IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, is the global professional federation of societies and associations for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP organises and supports over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.
The International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), a project of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), and is leading the development of the global IT profession by providing a platform that will help shape and implement relevant policies to foster professionalism in IT worldwide. Our mission is to establish a global partnership that will strengthen the IT profession and contribute to the development of strong international economies by: defining international standards of professionalism in IT; creating an infrastructure that will encourage and support the development of both IT practitioners and employer organizations, and give recognition to those who meet and maintain the required standards for knowledge, experience, competence and integrity. To carry out this mission, IP3 works closely with member bodies and partners who share our commitment to creating a sound global IT profession. www.ipthree.org
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