ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is a specialized agency of the United Nations, the ITU is one of the many players working with partners to connect the world.  The Plenipotentiary (or ‘Plenipot’ as it is called) is a conference that happens every four years to allow the ITU to set its strategic direction, finances, leadership and to make any changes needed to the organization’s constitution and convention.

The ITU Plenipotentiary concluded. For a view on what happened at Plenipotentiary, please view:

Why We Participated

We were at the Plenipot to stand up for the Internet, the network of networks that is open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy.

No single person, business, government or entity can or should control it. A network of networks cannot be centrally controlled because it has no centre. This is not some accidental design choice we could alter:  without this essential feature, we do not have the Internet at all.

If you are part of the community who are creating the Internet of tomorrow tell the world about it by using the hashtag #dontbreaktheInternet.

Find out More

There also are a number of articles, blogs, and papers you can read to find out more about how the Internet works. Some are listed below. For more information, visit our ‘Resources’ page.

How do you govern the internet? Listen to Andrew Sullivan‘s interview for Dubai Eye 103.8 radio!

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Date and Time

Monday 29 October 2018 –

Friday 16 November 2018

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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