[IRP] Problem of abject poverty and hunger (was Re: Call notes...)

Tapani Tarvainen tapani.tarvainen
Wed Aug 10 15:25:49 EEST 2011

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 05:42:06PM +0530, parminder (parminder at itforchange.net) wrote:

> I do not have time right now to develop
> detailed arguments with regard to the specific issue/ crisis at
> hand, but for our organisation, the only concern we have with IG is
> in its intersection with structural issues of development

What organization?
I thought this list was about Internet Rights and Principles,
where development agenda of any kind is not primary at all,
certainly not more so than many other IG issues.

> Answering Marianne's latest email, I really do not think that trying
> to do something is an irrelevant idea. Perhaps, few things  may be
> more relevant. I am very much for it. Only want us to also make an
> appropriate political statement both to those suffering the crisis
> and those assembled at the IGF, beyond making the required
> humanitarian gesture.

I will reserve judgement on that for now, just noting that
if we are to make a political statement, it should reflect
the group's view, a consensus if one can be found, and
the opportunity should not be used to push for agendas
outside its scope.

Tapani Tarvainen

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