World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Informal Expert Group Statement

Deborah Brown, Avri Doria, Nnenna Nwakanma, Matthew Shears

The World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF) is UN sponsored event to exchange views on the key policy issues on information and communication technology (ICTs). The Fifth WTPF will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 14 May to 16 May 2013.

Deborah Brown, Avri Doria (individual member of APC), Nnenna Nwakanma, Matthew Shears, members of the Informal Expert Group (a group convened by the Secretary General to assist in the formum’s preparatory process) with a civil society background, submitted a this document on the ITU Secretary General’s Report for the event.

Among other things, in the document they underscore the importance of more participation from developing economies in the governance of the internet, and the pressing need of ensuring that all stakeholders, in particular civil society and emerging stakeholders, have an equal voice in all governance bodies.

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