United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS)

  • Co-Chairs: ITU and UNDP
  • Permanent Secretariat: ITU

The United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) is the United Nations system’s inter-agency mechanism for advancing policy coherence and programme coordination on matters related to information and communications technologies (ICTs) in support of internationally-agreed development goals. CEB approved the establishment of UNGIS in 2006.

Its mandate includes promoting collaboration and partnerships among the members of the Chief Executives Board (CEB) to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), providing guidance on issues related to inclusive information and knowledge societies, helping maintain issues related to science and technology at the top of the UN Agenda, and mainstreaming ICT for Development in the mandate of CEB members.

UNGIS conducts annual high-level and working level meetings and is comprised of 39 UN system entities. Further information may be found on the UNGIS website.

  • New Technologies
  • Chief Executives Board (CEB)
  • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)
  • Digital & Technology Network (DTN)