[governance] Workshops for Rio

Mr. Robert Guerra lists at privaterra.info
Sat Jun 2 11:04:10 EDT 2007


Thanks for suggesting the topics in your earlier email.

A proposal - Let me suggest we develop a document that tries to   
match topics the IG Caucus  might want to propose to the IGF mandate  
(below) any decisions and/or recommendations already specified by the  
IGF advisory group.

Given recent developments the issue of - cybersecurity -  comes up  
quite often. It is an area where , in my opinion, capacity building  
and multi-stakeholder dialogue could be quite strategic.


Robert Guerra <rguerra at privaterra.ca>
Managing Director, Privaterra
Tel +1 416 893 0377

--- IGF Mandate and comments for proposed topics for IGF/Rio (07) --

72. We ask the UN Secretary-General, in an open and inclusive  
process, to convene, by the second quarter of 2006, a meeting of the  
new forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue—called the Internet  
Governance Forum (IGF).The mandate of the Forum is to:

1. Discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet  
governance in order to foster the sustainability, robustness,  
security, stability and development of the Internet;

2. Facilitate discourse between bodies dealing with different cross- 
cutting international public policies regarding the Internet and  
discuss issues that do not fall within the scope of any existing body;

3. Interface with appropriate inter-governmental organizations and  
other institutions on matters under their purview;
4. Facilitate the exchange of information and best practices, and in  
this regard make full use of the expertise of the academic,  
scientific and technical communities;

5. Advise all stakeholders in proposing ways and means to accelerate  
the availability and affordability of the Internet in the developing  

6. Strengthen and enhance the engagement of stakeholders in existing  
and/or future Internet governance mechanisms, particularly those from  
developing countries;

7. Identify emerging issues, bring them to the attention of the  
relevant bodies and the general public, and, where appropriate, make  

8. Contribute to capacity building for Internet governance in  
developing countries, drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and  

9. Promote and assess, on an ongoing basis, the embodiment of WSIS  
principles in Internet governance processes;
10. Discuss, inter alia, issues relating to critical Internet resources;

11. Help to find solutions to the issues arising from the use and  
misuse of the Internet, of particular concern to everyday users;
12. Publish its proceedings

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