[bestbits] Fwd: SIGN ON: WTPF participation letter from civil society organizations

Deborah Brown deborah at accessnow.org
Fri Feb 15 17:13:24 EST 2013

Dear all,

Please see Emma's email below regarding the open letter to the ITU on civil
society participation in the WTPF. Thank you for all the edits and feedback
to the draft letter that Joana Varon sent around a few weeks ago and we
hope that your organization is able to sign on.

Best regards,

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Emma Llanso <ellanso at cdt.org>
Date: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 4:50 PM
Subject: [WCIT12] SIGN ON: WTPF participation letter from civil society
To: "wcit12 at cdt.org" <wcit12 at cdt.org>

 Dear all,

Thank you for your comments and input on the letter re: civil society
participation in the WTPF that we circulated a few weeks ago.  We've
incorporated the feedback and updated the requests in the letter following
the Informal Experts Group meeting last week.  The final text is available
here: *
* In short, the letter asks the Secretary General to follow up on
commitments he made during the WCIT to enable greater civil society
participation in the WTPF.  It asks that the Secretariat create a Public
Views and Opinions page for the WTPF documents, and that comments from the
public submitted through this page be entered into the formal record of the
meeting.  It also asks for civil society members to be accorded full
participation in this meeting, independent of national delegations (since
there is no treaty negotiation at the center of this conference), or at the
very least for the ITU to clarify the limitations of the "observer" status
that is currently available to members of the public.

If your organization would like to sign on to this letter, please send
an *email
to WTPFsignon at gmail.com*.  *Deadline *for joining the initial list of
signers is *Wednesday, 20 February*, *at 2300 UTC/1800 EST*; the list will
continue to be updated after that deadline, but we would like to send the
letter with the initial list of signers to the ITU on Thursday, 21 February.

Best regards, and happy weekend!

Emma J. Llansó
Policy Counsel
Center for Democracy & Technology
1634 I Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
202-407-8818 | @cendemtech <https://twitter.com/#%21/CenDemTech>

Deborah Brown
Policy Analyst
Access | AccessNow.org
E. deborah at accessnow.org
S. deborah.l.brown
T. deblebrown
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