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APC response to the Internet Governance Forum Review

JOHANNESBURG 15 May 2009 (APC)

“The IGF has embodied the WSIS Principles – that internet governance should be multilateral, transparent and democratic, with the full involvement of governments, the private sector, civil society and international organisations – in its practice as a space for policy dialogue. [...] There are however areas that need improvement. Participation of civil society, and in some cases also of developing country government and private sector stakeholders, is hampered by insufficient financial resources”, said APC in its response to the IGF 2008 review, submitted to the Secretariat.

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APC member RITS at the IGF opening panel: focus on an open and inclusive internet

HYDERABAD 3 December 2008 (Graciela Seilamen for RITS)

“Throughout history, humanity has been able to challenge the most rigid power structures with its creativity and with the urge for freedom that is inherent to the human spirit. This has brought us here – we’re a result of human hope, solidarity and tenacity. We’re here to discuss internet Governance structures and policies and, in this third meeting of the IGF, we must move forward, building upon the relevant work that has been done by this forum so far,” explained APC member RITS’ Graciela Selaimen at the opening ceremony of this year’s IGF in Hyderabad on December 3rd. As a part of the inaugural panel discussion, Graciela stressed that the IGF can also be a space for deliberation and participative decision-making.

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Paper 1 (12/2008): Concept and possible scope of a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency

By David Souter (December 2008, UNECE, the Council of Europe and APC )
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Programme: APC at the IGF

25 November 2008 (APC)

Going to the IGF? APC staff and members will be there, busy participating in workshops and panel sessions. Here you’ll find a ready-to-print list of events in which APC staff and members will be speaking and APC-organised or co-organised events. We look forward to meeting you face-to-face.

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European-wide, open-ended, multi-stakeholder dialogue and exchange on fostering security, privacy and openness on the Internet

Location: 
Agora Building, Council of Europe
Date and time: 
Oct 20 2008 (All day) - Oct 21 2008 (All day)

European-wide, open-ended, multi-stakeholder dialogue and exchange on the main thematic discussions and workshop proposals for the IGF, in particular on fostering security, privacy and openness on the

IGF Advisory Group closed meeting

Location: 
Palais des Nations, Room XXVII
Date and time: 
May 14 2008 (All day) - May 15 2008 (All day)

14 May: AM – Advisory Group members only

IGF Open Consultations

Location: 
Palais des Nations, Room XIX
Date and time: 
May 13 2008 (All day)

Building consensus on internet access at the IGF

By Abiodun Jagun (May 2008, APC )

This paper identifies and documents the main areas of discussions and ‘recommendations’ that were generated under the Access theme at the second Internet Governance Forum in Rio De Janeiro, November 2007.

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Internet Governance Forum: APC makes recommendations on themes and structure

GENEVA 3 March 2008 (APC)

The first preparatory meeting for the next Internet Governance Forum (scheduled for December 2008 in India) was held in Geneva on 26 February 2008. APC issued a statement recommending the implementation of regional and national IGFs, using sustainable development as a key theme and advising on the format of working groups to address and follow up on key issues. APC also submitted a paper that identifies and documents the main areas of discussions and ‘recommendations’ that were generated under the access theme at the second IGF, held in Rio de Janeiro in November 2007.

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