[IRPCoalition] Update on 2014 "Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance", Brazil
m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
Wed Nov 20 13:36:42 EET 2013
This mail is to update and inform about the upcoming meeting on Internet
Governance being hosted in Brazil early next year: It was formally
announced earlier this week. English version is in the mail pasted in
below and Portuguese here;
The preparatory organization and decisions about the meeting's aims and
participatory model are in full swing this week at the ICANN meeting in
Buenos Aires. Just how inclusive the meeting is going to be for all
those wanting to take part, from the Global South and civil society
organizations in particular, is a contentious issue at present. But two
things have become clearer this week:
1) There is a concerted and combined effort from several broad networks
(the Internet Governance Caucus, Best Bits, and the IRP Coalition, and
NGOs such as APC) to advocate clearly to the Brazilian government hosts
that this meeting is one that includes all stakeholders at all levels of
preparation and during the meeting itself. A letter is being finalised
to this effect which will be circulated shortly.
2) In terms of the meeting's aims and objectives, things are still also
in flux. But one goal is emerging of interest to this coalition i.e. to
forge a set of "global internet governance principles". As this
coalition has been contributing directly to ongoing discussions around
this aim and doing so from a human rights framework for some time
already, the eventual program for this meeting is one we can contribute to.
There are other issues but I just wanted to update those of you on this
list who have not been privy to the intense discussions on other lists.
For context, the meeting idea has its origins partly in a statement from
the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff prior to the Bali IGF.
Some commentary from different actors include
As many individuals and smaller, or less well off organizations and
groups are also committed to having any set of principles for the
internet incorporate human rights standards the demands on time, energy,
resources, and commitment over the long term have just been sharply
increased going into next year. The 2014 UN IGF will be in the autumn in
Istanbul so what happens, or not in Brazil may well affect that meeting
as well as other ones where human rights and principles for the internet
are on the agenda.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [bestbits] Announcement of the "Global Multistakeholder
Meeting on,the Future on Internet Governance
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 01:23:32 -0200
From: Hartmut Richard Glaser <glaser at cgi.br>
To: Hartmut Glaser <glaser at cgi.br>
The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), the Minister
of Communications (MC) and
the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MRE) decided to announce next Monday,
November 18, that Brazil will
host a multistakeholder event on the future on internet governance
called: /*"Global Multistakeholder
Meeting on *//*the Future on Internet Governance"*/. The announcement
will focus on the offer of Brazil to
host this event informing the date and the city where it will take place.
Details such as the organization, participants and the dynamic of the
meeting will be announced later
together with representatives of other sectors and entities related to
the Internet Governance.
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