UNITED NATIONS GROUP ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY (UNGIS)
Open Consultation Process on Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10) (Phase 3)
1. Please provide objectives, goals and possible outcomes of the Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes
The Internet Society (ISOC) would like to express its support to a certain number of proposals to focus the WSIS action lines Forum in 2014 on assessing and implementation of WSIS commitments. In addition, it doesn't seem useful at this point to organize a seperate Summit in 2014/2015 including a...
[Tunis, Tunisia – 2 June 2015] – In order to better understand what African nations need to do to reap the full benefits of the Internet, the Internet Society today released the study “Internet Development and Governance in Africa”. The report, issued at the Africa Internet Summit 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia, provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the Internet in Africa and highlights the importance of the multistakeholder model of Internet governance as an essential part of Africa’s Internet ecosystem.
In light of the rapid growth experienced by the continent in the past...
"If we build it, will they come?" This was one of the questions raised by open data advocates at a multi-speaker forum held by the ISOC-Philippines Chapter and the Foundation for Media Alternatives last month. The discussion, part of a series of events to mark the 20th year of Internet in the Philippines, looked into the implications of big data, now a major driver of Internet growth. Big data has raised concerns about user privacy as well as provided hope it can be a tool to instill transparency among publicly accountable institutions.
With more Filipinos going online everyday --...
The Internet Pavilion at the ICT4all exhibition during WSIS phase 2, Tunis, November 15th to 19th 2005
The Internet Pavilion on stand 1323 brings together a number of the key organisations responsible for both day-to-day management and policy setting in the Internet sphere. Co-exhibitors include the Internet Society, IETF, the NRO, ICANN, CENTR and LINX.
The Pavilion's goals are twofold:
1) To demonstrate the successful open, neutral, bottom-up, collaborative and multistakeholder nature of the Internet and showcase the organisations that have fostered and supported its development
As it is a...
IGF Ambassadors and the Internet Leaders Programme
As part of the ISOC Internet Leaders programme, the Ambassador programme is designed to involve individual members in Internet Society’s public policy activities while providing valuable expertise and know-how to IGF meetings. Ambassadors add their significant local and regional experience and insight to discussions and interventions during the sessions and workshops. The Ambassadors are also expected to take home first-hand experience of the IGF and to continue to drive local ISOC activities, particularly as they relate to Internet...
The Fifth ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum
When: Geneva, 13-16 May 2013
What is the World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF)?
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a Geneva-based specialized agency ofthe United Nations that has been operating since 1865. Its mandate has evolved since thedays of telegraph, and it now has responsibility for a range of telecommunication standards,treaty-based authority over global use of the radiofrequency spectrum, and a program topromote expansion and use of telecommunications in the developing world. It is an...
Note: - A set of PowerPoint slides is available for use in presentations about these concepts.
We get betteranswers to globalquestions whena range of expertsand interestscan meaningfullytake part inthe discussion.
The multistakeholder governance framework has three components: it is informed by
a) opened-ended unleashed innovation (infrastructure) b) decentralized governance institutions (governance) and, c) open and inclusive processes (human).
The Internet is open, distributed, interconnected and transnational. The...
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2010 Vilnius, Lithuania
Opening session address
Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO, Internet Society
Chairman, your Excellencies, ladies, and gentlemen,
It is a real pleasure to be here in Vilnius for the 5th IGF meeting. I would like to thank the Government of Lithuania, the IGF Secretariat, and the Multi- stakeholder Advisory Group for their efforts in once again organizing an interesting and challenging program.
The theme for this Internet Governance Forum - Developing the Future Together - is a very important one. It embraces many of the...