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As Diedre reminded in her post, next week in Paris a WSIS+10 review meeting by UNESCO will take place.
But besides, the Open Consultations and the MAG meeting about the forthcoming IGF meeting in Indonesia later this year. The OC and MAG will discuss the topics and formats of the IGF2013 meeting, as well as all other…Continue
Posted on February 20, 2013 at 6:02pm
UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), a subsidiary of ECOSOC, has one of the leading roles in the WSIS follow up process (besides the ITU and the UNESCO) - and thus the Internet Governance as well.
CSTD has been mandated to create a Working Group (WG) on the Improvements of the Internet Governance Forum and prepared the report. Unlike most other UN bodies, the WG…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:38pm
I hope you have seen Ginger's post on the nomination process for Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the IGF. This is one of the best opportunities to get involved with the IGF and help it survive these "complicated" times.
MAG has a mandate by the UN WSIS Tunis Agenda to support the preparation of the annual IGF -…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2013 at 3:15pm
In response to Ginger's post on nomination for MAG (and based on the UN Under-Secretary-General call for the submission of names of nominees for the renewed MAG) let me share here my re-nomination for continuation of my mandate with MAG.
I was elected for MAG in 2012, and I wish to remain engaged till the end of the three-year mandate. I hope for the support of Diplo and all of you in the community to be re-elected by the UN.
Full name: Vladimir…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2013 at 2:30pm
WCIT from the perspective of an open Internet and freedoms
Governments vs Governance
Thinking about WCIT from the freedoms perspectives, it looks like a battle between “governments” and “governance”: if we would like to keep the Internet open and free, should we change traditional (ITU) governance model, or should we (try to) change the…Continue
Posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:39am — 1 Comment