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  • After a week of various meetings in Dubai, working groups will be continuing tonight and through the weekend.  The issues are currently divided up amongst multiple ad hoc groups, informal groups and the two main working groups which has created some confusion about how to address issues that are, by definition, overlapping. As issues are discussed, areas where there is not consensus get [bracketed] and moved up to the next level of meeting. Friday afternoon's plenary session was a fairly difficult discussion among Member States who aired concerns that not enough progress was being...
  • The weekend was spent in a plethora of ad hoc groups the result of which is many  square brackets (see the last report for a description of the process and of square brackets). As described in earlier posts, the plenary session on Friday was a difficult discussion amongst Member States both in regards to a perceived lack of progress as well as a persisting disagreement about the scope of the treaty - will the treaty extend beyond telecom to include the Internet or not?  As of Sunday, this question is unresolved.      There have been references to a "...
  • After two long weeks, WCIT has concluded.  We have listened carefully to the proposals and discussions amongst Member States and now, it is time to look forward and take the lessons learned to advance the growth of communications worldwide.  Clearly, some countries are facing a range of complex development challenges in bringing about the full benefits of the Internet to their citizens.   As we have for over 20 years, the Internet Society remains fully committed to playing a key role to bring about solutions that are consistent with a global, interoperable, and open...