Statements & positions
The Holy Family Communique from African Electronic Communicators came out of an APC Africa meeting held in early February 1997. A full report of the meeting is available on the IDRC website.
APC’s assessment of the fourth Internet Governance Forum held at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 15-18 November 2009.
This year the fourth internet governance forum was playing it safe – perhaps because next year could be its last – but we still saw real progress. Privacy no longer plays second fiddle to security, people’s rights online are recognised as central by all sides. Social networking was the new star centre stage. There are still too few women and people of colour but participants are getting younger which is a good sign. Next year APC hopes for an IGF focusing on development and human rights and looking to the future.
We would like to thank NUPEF in Brazil for producing a Portuguese translation of the assessment.
Willie Currie expressed APC’s support for the world’s only existing global debate space on the future of the internet saying “The IGF is an innovation in multi-stakeholder internet governance, it works, it is evolving and should continue” but stressed that it should evolve to be more than a dialoguing space and produce concrete outcomes.
Internet Governance and Information Society: Developing an African Strategy - An agenda for African MPs
Paper 1 (12/2008): Concept and possible scope of a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency
Statement presented by APC's Anriette Esterhuysen at the closing of OECD ministerial in Seoul, June 2008
WSIS Follow up: APC contribution to the session on Development-oriented policies for an inclusive information society
The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is one of the UN bodies that took up the follow up of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This is APC’s contribution to a CSTD meeting meeting dealing with development-oriented policies for a social-economic inclusive information society, including access, infrastructure and an enabling environment, that took place on May 2007 in Geneva, as part of a series of WSIS follow-up meetings.
The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is one of the UN bodies that took up the follow up of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This is APC’s contribution to a CSTD meeting where a report from the Secretary General on progress made in WSIS follow-up and implementation was presented, that took place on May 2007 in Geneva, as part of a series of WSIS follow-up meetings.