[governance] Re: [WSIS CS-Plenary] All Male Panel discussion during UN ECOSOC Session - 5 July 2007

karen banks karenb at gn.apc.org
Tue Jul 10 04:05:38 EDT 2007

hi bill

> > yes - interesting panel ;) - but as importantly, what exactly was
> > this panel about? i see a title and a list of names.. but what was
> > the objective and outcome (if any?)
>Per previous, it was basically a touching bases/networking schmooze while
>the GAID leadership and a lot of government and industry people were in town
>for ECOSOC and Global Compact meetings.  Luncheon, general discussions about
>ICT4D and related matters, no outcomes intended or achieved.  Renate at the
>lunch and I at the panel made remarks about the need for transparency and
>real CS inclusion in post-WSIS and related global policy contexts, etc.
>There was no mention of the relevant and objectionable language in the SG
>and CSTD reports, which need CS responses before they're taken up on the

thanks for the update.. and so, it looks like at least some of us are 
agreed on the need for a response to the report.. which, i think will 
need to be led by the geneva based folk..  but, i'm willing to help..


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