[IRPCoalition] Thank you!
simsima25 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 22:12:11 EET 2019
It was great seeing in Berlin and THANK YOU for all the great work and
achievements of IRPC under your leadership. Congratulations and I am
looking forward the opportunity to collaborate with you again.
On Tue, 3 Dec 2019 at 18:28, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition <
info at irpcharter.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I hope that you enjoyed the IGF last week either on site in Berlin, or
> following remotely.
> On behalf of the IRPC Steering Committee I would like to thank you all for
> your work and for supporting the outreach efforts of the Coalition. It was
> privilege to talk to so many Coalition members and supporters, and some of
> you who have been involved since the start of the IRPC and the first
> drafting of the Charter.
> The IRPC booth was a great success, and it was very inspiring to see how
> the Charter is being used all over the world, and how it continues to
> inspire and to resonate with so many people and so many different projects:
> from civil society, technical community, to academia, business, political
> parties, and other policy makers around the world.
> Throughout the year we worked on several issues: refugees and migrants,
> data governance and emerging technologies, and the environment, which were
> discussed at local and regional meetings such as the EuroDIG. Last week at
> the IGF2019 we held our annual IRPC meeting, which included the breakout
> session “Internet Futures and the Climate Crisis - Paths to
> Sustainability or Extinction?” <https://sched.co/SU3a> and the launch of
> the French edition of the Charter translated by SC member Rigobert
> Kenmogne and supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Communications
> (OFCOM). We also held Workshop #282 Data Governance by AI: Putting Human
> Rights at Risk? <https://sched.co/SU22> in partnership with Amnesty
> International and participated in the Dynamic Coalitions' Main Session, “Joint
> Efforts to achieve the SDGs” <https://sched.co/SU44> Both the IRPC
> meeting and the workshop were very well attended with many participants
> asking to continue the discussions. On the environment session more
> particularly, many young people are willing to join us, and to work with us
> to put the issue in the main Internet Governance agendas. Representatives
> of the European Parliament and national governments also showed interest in
> advancing IRPC Charter’s Article 4. “Development through the Internet and
> in particular clause b on “Environmental Sustainability”.
> Continuing our work on a regional level, our SC member Rigobert will be
> hosting a workshop on the Charter in a couple of weeks in Yaoundé. We
> wish him the best, and if anyone would like to be more involved or support
> this workshop, please feel free to let us know here, or via our
> info at irpcharter.org
> Finally, as my co-chair mandate is coming to an end, I would like to thank
> you all for all your support and for two inspiring, challenging and
> insightful years. A lot has been achieved since the Charter was first
> drafted and published, but still so much to be done! The translations
> continue (the Italian should be ready by mid-2020), the outreach effort is
> never-ending, and as the online environment gets more and more complex and
> we work to connect the next billion, this document and all the work of the
> Coalition around it is ever more pertinent and necessary.
> The SC election process is about to start, and I hope that some of you
> will be inspired to step up to join the Steering Committee and to lead the
> Coalition, and that this list will continue to be a space for discussion
> and advancement of the Human Rights and Principles for the Internet.
> Best wishes,
> IRP mailing list
> IRP at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
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