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  • Internet Governance Forum  High Level Leaders Meeting   21 October 2013 in Bali, Indonesia    Theme: Global Multi -­ Stakeholder Collaboration for Achieving a Safe, Secure, and Tolerant Cyberspace: Enabling Growth and Sustainable Development through Cyber Ethics    Lynn St. Amour  President and Chief Executive Officer, Internet Society      Thank you Mr. Chairman.  And, thank you to the government of Indonesia for hosting this  meeting.     It is my pleasure to join you today to discuss the pivotal role of global...
  • Diverse voices the key to continued Internet development - Internet Society President urges UN forum to maintain support for multistakeholder dialogue   Hyderabad, India, 3 December 2008 - As the main United Nations forum for discussing Internet-related issues opens its third annual meeting in Hyderabad, India this week, the head of one of the world’s leading Internet organisations has called for ongoing commitment to multistakeholder processes for Internet development. Speaking on the opening panel session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Lynn St.Amour, President and CEO of the...
  • ISOC@WSIS: Internet Society Statement – 26 September 2005 WSIS PrepCom 3 Sub-committee A on Internet Governance  Mr. Chairman, We thank you for your thoughtful paper and we look forward to participating fully in the Working Groups given the Internet Community’s central role in existing and future governance mechanisms. We appreciate the Chair restating that no conclusions have been drawn as there are issues within the text that deserve further consideration. We also support delegations that have noted that there are a number of documents we must take into consideration in our...
  • Speech by Frédéric Donck, Director, European Regional Bureau, Internet Society Distinguished Members of the European Parliament, ladies and gentlemen, it is a great pleasure to contribute to the work of the ITRE Committee and in particular to participate to this exchange of view on M. Sosa Wagnerʼs very important Report on the "Internet governance”. Internet Governance is a key issue for the Internet Society, and, we believe that we can share some useful experience here as we have been closely involved in many governance forums at international, regional, and local levels. I would like to...
  • THE INTERNET SOCIETY’S VIEWS ON WSIS+10 Purpose of the WSIS+10 Review In accordance with the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, the WSIS + 10 Review should assess “the multi-­‐stakeholder implementation at the international level (…) taking into account the themes and action lines in the Geneva Plan of Action”.1 The review process should focus on the implementation of existing goals. WSIS+10 should also reaffirm the principles and commitments made in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005 and emphasize the importance of the multi-­‐ stakeholder approach at all levels. The review could...
  • UN Internet Governance Forum – Security, Openness and Privacy29 September 2011, Nairobi, Kenya Christine Runnegar, Senior Policy Advisor, Internet Society The Internet has revolutionised communication, giving ever increasing numbers of individuals across the world the ability to communicate as part of a growing and vibrant global community. It has enabled non-linear content distribution and created the phenomena of distributed “crowd sourced” “peer reviewed” information and knowledge. An often cited example, and with good reason, is Wikipedia.org – self-titled – “the free encyclopaedia that...
  • CWG Statement (June 10, 2013) As a point of reflection and as the Council will start working towards shaping the high level event next year in Sharm El Sheik, we would like to make a brief comment. The Internet Society would like to congratulate the ITU for organising the various meetings relating to WSIS, including the WSIS+10 Forum as well as the WSIS+10 Visioning Track.  We also consider the WTPF a very successful meeting, marked by a spirit of openness and inclusiveness.  We suggest building on ITU Secretary's General Toure's promise at the closure of the WTPF to ask Member...
  • 当各方面的专家和利 益群体能有效地参与 到讨论当中时,我们 就能更好地应对全球 性问题。 执行摘要 利益相关方共同参与的管理框架以三个部分为依据: a) 开放式的无限创新(基础架构);b) 分散化的管理制度(管理);及 c) 开放 且包容的流程(人员)。 互联网是开放、分散、相互连接且跨越国界的。利益相关方共同参与的互联网管 理方法源自于互联网自身的基因,也是它得以发展壮大的根本。 利益相关方共同参与方法在多个领域得到运用,已成为国际公认的规范。与其他 领域一样,利益相关方共同参与方法在互联网领域被公认为是为一个全球性分布 的网络做出政策决定的最优途径。越来越多的国际组织的声明、决议以及日常工 作实践都体现了这一点。 利益相关方共同参与决策是负责任的、可持续的,并且最为重要的 是——有效的。只要能征集更好的意见以及该流程更具包容性,结果及其实施情 况也将会更好。 由于互联网在不断演化,依附于互联网的数字经济和社会也是如此,因而利益相 关方共同参与方法也必须不断地适应新的挑战。 互联网协会确定了利益相关方共同参与成功决策的四个属性,以便为其下一阶段 的演化提供指导:包容和透明、 集体责任、 有效决策和实施、 通过分散和互 操作管理实现协作。 利益相关方共同参与方法是一种工具, 而不是单一的解决方案 许多人在谈到“利益相关方共同参与模式”时,...
  • October 6, 2008 Mr. Guido BertucciDirector, Division for Public Administration and Development ManagementDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs United NationsTwo UN Plaza, Room DC2-1714New York, NY 10017, USA Dear Sir, On behalf of Ms. Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO of the Internet Society, I am writing to respond to your request that the Internet Society (ISOC) provide you with an annual performance report on the topic of enhanced cooperation. I would like to thank you for providing us with a copy of Nitin Desai’s 2006 Report on Consultations on Enhanced Cooperation. The report helps...
  • Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF-2012) 
Internet Society Nigeria Chapter, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), The Federal Ministry of Communication Technology, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria Communications Commission and Global Network for Cybersolution and other stakeholders participated in a one-day “Multi-Stakeholders’ Forum” on 25 September 2012. The purpose was to call for contributions from various stakeholders toward the forthcoming Global Internet Governance Forum 2012 that will take place at Baku, Republic of...