[governance] Re: [WSIS CS-Plenary] ECOSOC reviewing WSIS follow up and implementation: CSTD, UNGIS, ALF, IGF, GAID

Bertrand de La Chapelle bdelachapelle at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 06:25:08 EDT 2007

Dear all,

Just to let you know that this point regarding the paragraph in the SG's
report was also of concern for governments, including France.

Accordingly, the EU statement in the Ecosoc Session regarding the CSTD
contains the following paragraph :

"The EU also welcomes the joint CSTD-GAID (Global Alliance for ICT and
Development) panel discussion of last May 22nd. We encourage GAID to
continue providing its valuable input, amongst other stakeholders, to the
WSIS follow-up in the CSTD."

In UN-speak, this clearly is intended to underscore that the GAID is not the
sole channel for multi-stakeholder participation in the work of the CSTD
regarding WSIS follow-up.

If this statement has already been made by the EU presidency, I encourage a
reference to it in Congo's intervention. The french delegation is a good
contact if needed.



Bertrand de La Chapelle
Délégué Spécial pour la Société de l'Information / Special Envoy for the
Information Society
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères / French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel : +33 (0)6 11 88 33 32

"Le plus beau métier des hommes, c'est d'unir les hommes" Antoine de Saint
("there is no better mission for humans than uniting humans")
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