On 27 May 2015 the President of the Office of Electronic Communications, Magdalena Gaj, received a prestigious award - Gold Medal awarded by the ITU Secretary General in gratitude for the continuous engagement in the long-standing WSIS (World Summit of Information Society) process and chairing the WSIS Forum 2015.
World Summit on Information Society has been initiated as a platform to address problems connected with the development of information and communication technologies on the regional, national and international level. World Summit on Information Society Forum is held once a year and is a platform for the exchange of experience and best practices as regards elimination of digital exclusion, building of trust and safety on the Internet, as well as increasing access to information and knowledge, which is key to the development of information society.
President Gaj is the first Pole and woman who has chaired the WSIS Forum. This prestigious role emphasised the engagement of Poland in the long-standing WSIS process. The future of WSIS shall be decided in December this year, during the UN General Assembly held in New York City.