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IN 2012, THE INTERNET SOCIETY MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS on each of its strategic priorities. To foster an open, innovative and trusted Internet, we launched Deploy360, a Web portal for sharing the latest information about deploying key Internet technologies. We also engaged in a robust, globally coordinated effort to promote the technical foundations for connecting billions more people through World IPv6 Launch, and continued our pioneering work in the areas of Internet trust, identity, and privacy. To advance the development of needed policies and strategies, we continued our outreach and collaboration efforts with the AfPIF3 conference and began a major engagement with the African Union to support the establishment of IXPs across 30 African Countries. We also broadened our organising efforts around Internet governance through engagement with the Internet Governance Forum, at the World Conference on International Telecommunications, and through other policy-related forums.

Meanwhile, to strengthen the global community building the Internet’s future, we continued our Internet Leadership Programmes, organized the first Global INET event in nearly a decade, and unveiled the new Internet Hall of Fame. We expanded our collaborations with and support of Regional Bureaus, Organisation Members, and the organisation; grew our membership levels; and further improved the financial health of the organization. Last but not least, we made strides in our goal to empower people to achieve their potential by engaging in advocacy work for an open Internet and continuing our Community Grants programme. As new challenges to an open Internet continue to evolve, we remain focused and vigilant in pursuit of our vision and mission.

Contents

  • Message from Eva Frölich, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Message from Lynn St. Amour, President & CEO
  • Internet Society Vision, Mission & Strategic Priorities
  • The Internet Ecosystem
  • Select 2012 Highlights & Accomplishments
  • Internet Society Community
  • Organisation Members
  • Related Organisations
  • Awards & Grants
  • Looking Ahead
  • Financial Review
  • Board of Trustees and Executive Staff