[bestbits] [governance] Multistakeholder Roles and Responsibilities

Joana Varon joana at varonferraz.com
Wed Jan 30 16:15:55 EST 2013

Dear Wolfgang, Anriette, Deborah, Jeremy and all,

Sorry for the late reply after the sympathy some have expressed on drafting
a letter highlighting the promises of Dr Touré at the WCIT SC meeting. I
was approaching the Brazilian government for support on our demand for
space and participation of civil society organizations on ITU processes.

Though showing solidarity with the cause, Brazilian government (or our
telecom regulatory agency responsible for representing the country at ITU)
has signaled that WTPF is not the proper sphere to submit extensive
contribution regarding CS participation, the plenipotentiary would be so.
So, as far as I know, Brazil will submit a contribution to WTPF only
generally speaking about openness and transparency, but not presenting a
particular proposal for change in the mechanisms for civil society

In that sense, they have also addressed the existence of Informal Experts
Group for WTPF, highlighting that:

"At its session in 2012, the Council agreed that all relevant stakeholders
should participate in the work of the IEG so as to contribute their unique
perspective to the preparatory process, based on the roles and
responsibilities that the stakeholders may have under Paragraph 35 of the
Tunis Agenda (2005). Consequently, participation in the work of the IEG
will be open to stakeholders in accordance with Council decision, taking
into account Decision 562 and the need to maintain a balanced group of
experts, and also room and seating capacity for IEG meetings at ITU
headquarters in Geneva. Relevant stakeholders are invited to express their
interest in participating in the work of the IEG by completing a *request
form. <http://www.itu.int/en/wtpf-13/Documents/request%20form.docx>"*



Well, this is surely not satisfactory, so, with that in mind, I wonder if
we should go for that joined CS letter focusing on WTPF and stressing
previous commitments from the Secretary General, do we still have time? Or,
for the ones how are more aware of UN bodies internal procedures, do we
have to wait the loooong time for the plenipot? What could we grasp right

Kind regards,


Joana Varon Ferraz
Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade (CTS-FGV)

On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 4:35 AM, Jeremy Malcolm <jeremy at ciroap.org> wrote:

>  On 19/01/13 05:49, Norbert Bollow wrote:
> Jeremy Malcolm <jeremy at ciroap.org> <jeremy at ciroap.org> wrote:
>  Actually I put together a system that is meant to achieve that:
> http://a2knetwork.org/meetings/
> Anyone who registers can list a meeting there and say whether they are
> attending, and can post a short report there.  It supports multiple
> reports, too, in the case that more than one delegation is attending.
> The main purpose is to identify where there are gaps - important
> meetings that nobody is covering.  But it only works if enough people
> use it, so please do.
>  So this is intended for all of civil society, rather than just the
> Consumer Movement, to use?
> If yes, then I would suggest that that should be made clearer on the
> website.
> It was originally mainly for CI's consumer group members, but it is clear
> that it won't be useful unless it is open to others.  In the longer term I
> need to look at spinning it off to a more broadly based network, and making
> it much nicer like the infojustice-calendar one.  I already put in place a
> simple Internet governance calendar system for the IGC (
> http://www.igcaucus.org/calendar), but it hasn't been much used and could
> also be wrapped into the above.  I am trying to get funding to support the
> Best Bits network, mainly as a travel fund for events, but some Web
> development work such as this will also be included.
> --
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