Internet governance

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)

Whose Summit? Whose Information Society?

By David Souter (January 2007, APC )

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has been roundly criticised in the past and this new study from APC concludes that the summit “is not the best starting point for new action.” So, what is the point of looking at how developing country delegations and civil society fared at the summit? Because, says the author “it is always important to learn from experience – particularly where it did not deliver up to expectations”.

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IGF Open Consultation

Location: 
Geneva
Date and time: 
Feb 26 2008 (All day) - Feb 28 2008 (All day)

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2008

Location: 
Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC)
Date and time: 
Dec 3 2008 (All day) - Dec 6 2008 (All day)

At the first Internet Governance Forum (IGF), “access to the internet” emerged as an issue of common concern and priority to all stakeholders.

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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What Latin Americans understand as internet governance

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL 14 February 2008 (Pablo Accuosto and Valeria Betancourt)

Through an initiative of the Information Network for Civil Society (RITS), Latin American and Caribbean actors met in Rio de Janeiro in November 2007. Why in Rio and what for? To exchange ideas on the issues that were debated at the second Internet Governance Forum. Read the main pointers.

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Statement from APC on the IGF open consultations, Geneva, February 2008

By Policy programme (February 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.

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World Summit on the Information Society Phase II, Tunis, PrepCom I Report

By Karen Banks (July 2004, APC )

This report touches on issues such as the human rights and ‘north-south’ agendas, as well as the preparation by civil society in the WSIS process up to 2004. It includes brief observations, suggested discussion points and strategies needed to protect and strengthen civil society participation in the WSIS process.

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Creating spaces for civil society in the WSIS – a reply to Michael

By Willie Currie (December 2005, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation )

Prior to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), UN Summits were largely closed spaces for inter-governmental debate and negotiation on issues of global public policy such as sustainable development or the position of women. Civil society summits ran in parallel to those of governments and usually at some distance. So during the UN Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002, governments met in the elite business zone of Sandton, while civil society met in the black township of Soweto.

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