[governance] Fwd: [Wgig-news] Consultations on the convening of the Internet Governance Forum

Robert Guerra rguerra at lists.privaterra.org
Wed Jan 11 08:56:17 EST 2006

On 11-Jan-06, at 6:51 AM, Adam Peake wrote:

> The forum cannot be open to all if meetings are announced with just
> over one month's notice.

I very much agree.

let's check the ITU page and see if there's anything there...


- there are  a couple of mentions of WSIS....



At the second phase of WSIS in Tunis, the Tunis Agenda for the  
Information Society called for the establishment of an Internet  
Governance Forum (IGF) in paragraphs 72 - 79. The first meeting of  
the IGF will take place in Greece in 2006.

The first consultations on the convening of the IGF will take place  
in Geneva, Switzerland on 16 and 17 February 2006. The meeting will  
take place at the United Nations and be chaired by Mr Nitin Desai,  
the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser for WSIS, who will assist  
the Secretary-General in preparing the convening of the IGF.  
Additonal information can be found at www.intgovforum.org.


Mr. Nitin Desai, the Secretary-General's Special Advisor for the  
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will hold  
consultations on the convening of the IGF in Geneva on 16-17  
February. All stakeholders are invited to attend the meeting which  
will take place in Room XVIII in the Palais des Nations. Meeting  
times are 10:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:00 hours.

The aim of the consultations is to develop a common understanding  
among all stakeholders on the nature and character of the IGF. The  
meeting will address the IGF's scope of work and substantive  
priorities as well as aspects related to its structure and  
functioning. It will also discuss the convening of the inaugural  
meeting including agenda and programme.

Click here to view the official notification of the meeting sent out  
to all stakeholders.
(seems the mailing list wasn't notified as in the past - sigh!)


                                  1. Adoption of the Agenda
                                  2. Nature, character and structure  
of the IGF
                                  3. Substantive priorities
                                  4. The first meeting of the IGF
                                  5. Any other business

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