[IRPCoalition] Fwd: [bestbits] Time-sensitive: 24 hour sign on period for ITU Plenipot joint recommendations

Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 23:56:23 EEST 2014

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From: Anne Jellema <anne at webfoundation.org>
Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 4:38 PM
Subject: [bestbits] Time-sensitive: 24 hour sign on period for ITU Plenipot
joint recommendations
To: "bestbits at lists.bestbits.net" <bestbits at lists.bestbits.net>

Dear colleagues

As you know, a fluid working group was formed after the IGF to try to come
up with joint recommendations for the ITU Plenipot. We produced the open
letter on transparency and participation in the Plenipot process itself,
which many of you signed (thank you!). Our second and harder task was to
develop positions on some of the most important substantive issues before
the conference. The output of this second phase of our work is a 7 page
lobby document that is now available for endorsement for the next 24 hours


The fluid working group struggled to obtain the conference proposals on
which to base our analysis and recommendations, both because of the ITU's
restrictions on document access and because many Member States submitted
their proposals quite late in the day. As a result, our drafting process
has taken us hard up against the start of the Plenipot itself.

It is now very urgent to get this text in front of delegations, so we are
opening it for endorsements rather than comment. If however someone has a
red flag, "absolutely can't live with it" issue that prevents them from
signing on, they should email me personally in the next 24 hours to propose
an edit(s) to resolve this issue, and I will consult the other members of
the ITU fluid working group on whether to accept this edit.

Due to the lack of time for comment and consensus, we are not presenting
these recommendations in the name of Best Bits or on behalf of civil
society in general but only on behalf of the specific organisations

If you would like your organisation to be listed, please send your logo to
Carolina Rossini (crossini at publicknowledge.org) by 22:30 CET (16:30 EST)
tomorrow, 21 Oct.

Best wishes

Anne Jellema
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+1 202 684 6885 (US)

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