This came from Bytesforall this morning.
Since development is an important, if somewhat neglected, aspect of Internet governance, and since the ITU is cited as the "elder statesman" of development agencies, it seems a good idea to at least have a look at this survey.
The FutureUN project: Global survey on the future of the UN Developm
Posted by: "sakiv @ rogers.com" vikas.nath @ gmail.com sakiv @ rogers.com
Thu Feb 4, 2010 1:09 am (PST)
I wish to inform you about the `FutureUN' project (www.futureUN
. org) which intends to examine the future of the UN Development System.
The UN development system comprises 30 agencies and organizations created over a period of more than 100 years, starting with the International Telecommunication Union in 1865. It has grown by accretion with no deliberate architecture. Not surprisingly, there is duplication within the system, but also some gaps which are not adequately filled.
The `FutureUN' project has arisen from a recognition that the 30 agencies of the UN Development System have lived through several decades of a fast-changing global environment and will need to adapt to the new realities, challenges and actors.
In this context, we have decided to launch the project by conducting a short global survey. It can be found in English, French and Spanish at: https://www. surveymonkey. com/s/JLVM53D
I invite you to fill out the survey (just 10 questions) and share your comments through the same.
The purpose of the survey is to reflect on the UN System as it is today as well as to gather ideas about what it should be like in the future. The results of the survey will be posted on the website and communicated to the survey participants.
Associate Director (Communication)
The `FutureUN' project