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Submission to the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation from the Association for Progressive Communications
Submission to the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation from the Association for Progressive Communications 23 January 2017 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the opportunity to provide our input into the work of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation on Public Policy Issues Pertaining to the Internet (WGEC). Our view is that enhanced cooperation should aim to improve and democratise the governance of the internet at all levels, not only to establish more equitable influence for and among sovereign states. Central to progress on this issue is recognition of the following: 1) There are...

Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation: The next enthralling episode
Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation: The next enthralling episode 03 March 2014 Joy Liddicoat

It’s been said that a week is a long time in politics, but in the world of internet governance, a week can be a lifetime or a nano-second, depending on your perspective. I must admit that during the past week at the third meeting of the UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation, I experienced both forms of time distortion. This was to be the last meeting of the working group which began its work in February 2013. Its task was to make recommendations “on how to fully implement [the...

APC at the third meeting of the Working Group of Enhanced Cooperation
APC at the third meeting of the Working Group of Enhanced Cooperation 24 February 2014

From 24 – 28 February various members of the APC community will be attending the third meeting of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). This is a process established by the UN General Assembly to review the Tunis Agenda, one of the main outcomes of the more than decade-long World Summit on the Information Socie...

The UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation: Report on the second meeting
The UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation: Report on the second meeting 12 November 2013 Joy Liddicoat, Avri Doria and Lea Kaspar

Background: This 3-day meeting took place in Geneva Nov 6-8 and was the second physical meeting of the multi-stakeholder working group (papers and documentation available online) The Group was set up pursuant to UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/67/195 to “to examine the mandate of the World Summit on the Information Society regarding enhanced cooperation as contained in the Tunis Age...

Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation meets to draft recommendations
Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation meets to draft recommendations 05 November 2013

The second meeting of the working group will take place from 6-8 November 2013. The main objective is to discuss the input by stakeholders to the questionnaire developed earlier in the year and to draft recommendations based on those answers. Here are some relevant resources: WGEC page Analysis of the responses to the questionnaire of the WGEC APC’s response to the questionnaire All the ...

Speak up about IG issues important to you
Speak up about IG issues important to you 09 August 2013 AL

Although the decentralised nature of the internet, a distributed network of non-hierarchical and independent nodes, seems to contradict the idea of governance, there are several international spaces where principles are discussed and rules are sometimes regulated. One such space is the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC), one of several follow-up mechanisms for the World Summit on the ...

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