Internet governance

Extracting lessons from NETmundial: Achieving bottom-up and multistakeholder outcomes from global internet policy governance discussions
Extracting lessons from NETmundial: Achieving bottom-up and multistakeholder outcomes from global internet policy governance discussions 22 July 2016 APC

The 2014 Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (NETmundial) was a breakthrough both in terms of what it achieved and how it achieved it. In under six months, the organisers convened global actors to produce a consensus statement on internet governance principles and a roadmap for the future evolution of the internet governance ecosystem. The outcome of the meeting was formulated in an open and participatory manner, through successive primarily bottom-up consulta...

Inside the Information Society: The IGF - retreating to advance
Inside the Information Society: The IGF - retreating to advance 17 July 2016 David Souter

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog comments on the future of the IGF following last week’s UN retreat, in continuation to last week’s post. The United Nations held a retreat last week to discuss the future direction of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Around forty people, from every stakeholder group that takes part in the Forum, came together at Glen Cove near New York for two d...

Retreat from the IGF?
Retreat from the IGF? 15 July 2016 avri doria [15 July 2016]

Yesterday an elite group of our peers was transported to Glen Cove, NY for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Retreat on the future of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Last year the UN general assembly approved a 10 year future for the IGF. UNDESA the UN designated administrator for the IGF secretariat felt responsible and decided to do something. Decided...

Inside the Information Society: Three challenges for the Internet Governance Forum
Inside the Information Society: Three challenges for the Internet Governance Forum 07 July 2016 David Souter

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog looks at the challenges for the future of the Internet Governance Forum. Later this week, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is holding a ‘retreat’ to discuss the direction and work of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Around 3...

Contribution to the "Retreat on Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the Internet Governance Forum" from the Association for Progressive Communications
Contribution to the "Retreat on Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the Internet Governance Forum" from the Association for Progressive Communications 01 July 2016 APC

This document provides inputs on the agenda items that will be discussed at the "Retreat on Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)" to be held in New York from 14 to 16 July, 2016. It also presents some recommendations on the process for the Retreat. It includes recommendations on ways to: Improve the overall preparatory process of the IGF Improve the nominatio...

Global Commission on Internet Governance Report: One Internet
Global Commission on Internet Governance Report: One Internet 22 June 2016 Global Commission on Internet Governance

Internet governance is one of the most pressing global public policy issues of our time. Some estimates put the economic contribution of the Internet as high as 4.2 trillion dollars in 2016. The Internet of things could result in upwards of 11.1 trillion dollars in economic growth and effciency gains by 2025. And, the Internet is more than simply a system of wealth generation; it also acts as a...

Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region
Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region 25 May 2016 Mohammad Tarakiyee

The landscape of internet governance has been rapidly evolving in the decade since the conclusion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis in 2005. The Tunis Agenda for the Information Society not only affirmed the commitment of all involved countries to develop a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented information society, but also proposed a multistakeholder a...

Inside the Information Society: Enhanced cooperation for enhanced cooperation?
Inside the Information Society: Enhanced cooperation for enhanced cooperation? 20 May 2016 David Souter

David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about the Internet governance arrangement known as “enhanced cooperation". Last December the UN General Assembly agreed to set up the latest in a series of working groups to discuss ‘enhanced cooperation… to enable governments, on an equal footing...

WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality"
WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality" 06 May 2016 APC

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process is considered a cornerstone of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. As the process marks its 11th anniversary, the ‘ICT for development’ community met in Geneva between 2-6 May to continue to work for a people-centric, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, a...

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