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Taking stock of Internet Governance and the way forward
This session will take stock of the evolution in the big Internet governance landscape since the first
IGF meeting in Athens in 2006. It will serve as a checkpoint on the changes, if any, in the practice
of Internet governance over the first five years. It will also serve as a baseline from which to
measure the changes over the next five years leading up to the ten year review of implementation
of and follow-up to the outcome of the World summit on the Information Society in 2015.
In order to prepare the session, a request for contributions on this theme will be issued on the IGF
Web site. All contributions received by 15 July 2010 will be reflected in a synthesis paper that will
be prepared as an input into the discussion in this session.
Contributors are asked to focus on the status of the Internet governance in the Internet of 2010
and how it has changed since the IGF was created. In particular, they are requested to comment
on the following questions:
• Are the main themes of 2005 still relevant today?
• Are there new themes that are being overlooked in Internet governance discussions?
• From Athens to Vilnius. Has the context of the discussions changed, and, if so, how?
• Has Internet governance globally advanced over the five years of the IGF?
• Capacity building: where were we five years ago and where are we now?
Remote Moderation: TBD
Deadline Deadline for contributions : 15 July 2010