[governance] Secretary-General's recommendations on the continuation

Carlos A. Afonso ca at cafonso.ca
Thu Mar 4 13:14:22 EST 2010

Jeremy, I am trying to cope with the tsunami of messages (Jeannette is 
right -- we now have again a lively and looong discussion on issues in 
the igf-members and the governance lists, real hard to follow for 
volunteers who have so much else to do), and it seems that in the 
tsunami your msg below was ignored (unless title has changed -- I am far 
behind in reading them).

I definitely think we should have a strong position in favor of keeping 
CSTD in.

frt rgds


Jeremy Malcolm wrote:
> Those who were at the recent open consultation meeting, or have subsequently read the transcript, may recall the disagreement between UNDESA and the CSTD over where the UN Secretary-General's recommendations on the continuation of the IGF should be delivered, prior to the UN General Assembly receiving it to make a final decision.
> UNDESA, which administered the consultations for input to the Secretary-General, proposed to deliver the recommendations directly to ECOSOC.  The CSTD, which is actually an expert committee of ECOSOC, thought that it should receive those recommendations first, for consideration at its upcoming May meeting.
> The relevance of this to us is that the CSTD is open to a broader range of civil society and private sector observers than ECOSOC, including all those entities that were accredited at WSIS.  So for civil society, if we wish to give comment on the Secretary-General's recommendations, it is better that they go to the CSTD first.
> Does anyone think we should make a statement on this?
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