[IRPCoalition] 2014 Brazil Meeting on Internet Governance - Letter supporting Multistakeholder participation

Allon Bar allon at allonbar.com
Sat Nov 23 20:35:58 EET 2013

I support the letter.


On 22/11/13 14:15, Marianne Franklin wrote:
> Dear all
> FYI, the following letter below has been drafted through a
> collaborative effort across several civil society platforms in order
> to support current efforts on the ground, in Brazil and this week's
> ICANN meeting in Buenos Aires to ensure that the 2014 Brazilian hosted
> meeting on Internet Governance holds to its promise of inclusive and
> multistakholder participation at the preparatory level and for the
> meeting itself.
> ****
> To
> Mr. Paulo Bernardo Silva, Minister of Communications - Minicom

> Mr. Virgilio de Almeida, Secretary for Information Technology Policy
> at the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation - MCTI

> Mr. Valdir Simão, Special Assessor for the Presidency

> Emb. Benedicto Fonseca, Director of the Department of Scientific and
> Technological Affairs of the Minister of External Relations - MRE and
> Mr. Harmut Glaser, Secretariat of the Brazilian Internet Steering
> Committee - CGI.br
> We, as representatives of three networks that include civil society
> organisations and individuals involved in Internet governance, are
> writing with reference to preparations for the Global Multistakeholder
> Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance that is planned to be
> held in São Paulo, Brazil by April 2014.
During the eighth Internet Governance Forum in Bali this year, many
> of us met in person, and some others participated remotely and agreed
> that the following persons would be delegated to serve as interim
> Liaisons from across these networks for purposes of planning the
> Global Meeting:

> * Ms Joana Varon Ferraz

> * Ms Carolina Rossini

> * Mr Carlos A Afonso

> * Ms Laura Tresca
> This letter is to express our continuing support for this arrangement
> as planning for the meeting takes shape. The above interim Liaisons
> shall remain at disposal of the Brazilian authorities in all matters
> pertaining to the organisation of the Global Meeting, and we urge that
> our Liaisons should in the context of these preparations be invited to
> all meetings with all other constituencies as full participants in
> this process. We support their work and look forward to hearing of
> progress in their reports back to our networks that are made up of a
> broad constituency of civil society groups and individuals. They have
> our trust and support.

> If you have any inquiries about the above matter, please do not
> hesitate to contact us at any time, either directly or through the
> above Liaisons.

> Yours sincerely,
> etc
> ******
> Please indicate if you support this letter being sent as soon as
> possible as the work that Joana, Carolina, Carlos, and Laura have been
> doing on behalf of civil society, broadly defined, in this respect
> needs support from everyone committed to this meeting being a
> successful and constructive one.
> If anyone is not clear about why we are proposing this letter, or who
> are not up to speed with the Brazilian initiative, please feel free to
> ask. There are quite a few people on this list new to all these issues
> so do not hesitate to speak up. All those involved will do their best
> to clarify for sure.
> Thanks all for the time to consider this cross-network initiative.
> MF

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