26-27 November 2009 in Minsk, Belarus Received by e-mail: From: WSIS, Date: 4 Nov 2009 Dear Sir/Madam, Please find enclosed official call for commitments; Commitments to be announced at the summit Connect CIS that will be held from 26-27 November 2009, in Minsk, Belarus. The overall objective of the Connect CIS is to mobilize the human, financial and technical resources required to support a rapid, region-wide transition to digital infrastructure and services, widely recognized as the engine of future employment, economic growth and social and economic development. In this context the Governments, International Organizations, Private Sector, Civil Society and other Stakeholders, involved in ICTs activities in CIS are invited to submit their commitments by filling in the form available at http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/CDS/gq/generic/questionnaire.asp. As this portal will include both regional and international inputs, participants are asked to kindly make their submissions in English. Information submitted to the Portal will be posted on the Connect CIS website during and after the Connect CIS Summit and shared with the media and other stakeholders. After the summit description of commitments will be transferred to the WSIS ITU/INT/stocktaking. To know more about the Connect CIS, please visit ITU/INT/connect. WSIS Team: Jaroslaw K. PONDER, Strategy and Policy Coordinator, International Telecommunication Union, Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland, Tel.: 00 41 22 730 6065, Fax.: 00 41 22 733 7256, E-mail, Website.